How much is the Beginners course and how long does it go for?

Please head to our Beginners Course page to see all the details.

Where is your training site located?

Our training premises is located at 144 Victoria Road, Marrickville. Please head to our About Us page to find out information about getting there. All details for your class will be confirmed with you a couple of days before the class.

What will I learn in your courses?

We provide details about the structure of each course in the course description. Please head to our Barista Courses page and click on the course you are interested in to read what you will learn.

Will I receive a barista certificate?

Yes, you receive a certificate after completing our Beginners and Pro courses. With the Pro course, you will also receive a detailed assessment of your personal strengths and the areas you can work on to improve. Your certificate will be emailed to you the Monday following your course. This can be included in your resume to show prospective employers.

I’m looking for a job as a barista. Which course is right for me?

You have come to the right place! We recommend our Barista Pro course for anyone seeking a job working with coffee as we will take you through specialty coffee techniques and all aspects of service and working behind  a machine. You gain hours of hands-on experience from our trainers who have been working as professional baristas for years, and our equipment is set out like a real cafe.

What is the difference between the Beginners course and the Pro course?

The Beginners Barista course is a three-hour class designed  to teach you the foundations of making coffee. It is a good option for those who are interested in working in hospitality, use a home machine or are interested in learning a few extra skills. Our Pro course is a five-day intensive course designed to train you in specialty coffee techniques so is best for those seeking a job as a barista or looking to enter the cafe scene.

Are you an RTO?

We are not a RTO as we have found, having owned and operated several cafes for years, that employers do not really take this into account when hiring. They will be far more interested in your practical skills behind the machine and will ask you to make them a cup of coffee. Our focus is on best preparing you to be able to make a great cup of coffee during a barista trial so you have the best chance possible at scoring a job!

How often do you run courses in Wollongong?

We run irregular Beginners classes in Wollongong as we have frequent classes in Marrickville. If you are interested in doing a class at our Thirroul premises, please contact us at hi@blackmarkettraining.com.

How much notice do I need to give to cancel or swap my class?

We require at least 2 weeks notice if you need to swap or cancel your class as we must cover all our costs for your place in our class in advance. If you need to swap your class outside of this 2 week period, please email hi@blackmarkettraining.com.

Are there any discounts for classes?

Once you have completed one course with us, we do have a flyer in our training room with discounts for our other courses listed on it.

Can I book the class as a gift for someone else?

We have gift vouchers for our Beginners, Latte Art and Private courses. Once you purchase a gift voucher we will be in touch to request the name of the person you are booking for and then send through a voucher.

Do you do group classes?

We do offer group classes that are perfect for a corporate group or event. We discount the price per person if you have a group of 10+. We can structure the class depending on what you would like to learn – head to the Corporate Events page and get in touch with us to organise your next event!