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"It [the STAR experience] gave me a real life experience of what it would be like to work in this industry, I really enjoyed it!" - STAR attendee.

This STAR experience includes unit standards. Students MUST attend all given dates to complete the assessment requirements.
Entry levelYear 11 and above
Duration1 day per week, 5-week duration
Time8.45am– 3pm
LocationRotokauri Campus, Windows Training Restaurant, L Block
Total cost $220 (GST inc) per student
DatesWednesday (5 weeks) 5, 12, 19, 26 August and 2 September 2020






Demonstrate knowledge of and prepare espresso beverages using commercial espresso coffee equipment



What is it all about?

This course is both practical and theory based. Students will develop a knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and make popular drinks made using espresso equipment under supervision.

Further training opportunities in 2020 

In 2020, other than the previously listed courses and tasters, we may have the capacity to be able to provide schools with support in a more flexible way to suit a particular STAR programme.

If you are looking to:

  • Add more to your hospitality classes
  • Want your students to gain a unit standard
  • Give your students a hands-on experience
  • Arrange a tutor to come out to your school for a session 

Please email your interest and we will see what we can accommodate.

What to bring/wear?

Students will be working in our trainee commercial kitchens. They must wear long pants, have leather-topped shoes, hair is to be tied back, no facial jewellery or other jewellery to be worn​​.​

Are you ready to book?

Students - please talk to your careers advisor as you need to book through your school.

Please note: If your students wish to be booked into a STAR course that is offering Unit Standards, a copy of the KAMAR print out for ID and proof of NSN number MUST be scanned through to before the student can attend.

Careers advisors, please go to the Booking Form to book.