Over the past few weeks, our awesome Operations Manager and Trainer, Sarah, visited the Summerland Farm to help train and upskill their staff in barista training.

During the day, Sarah watched on as their wonderful staff members made and served coffee for their customers. She also jumped in to lend a hand when the café got busy and provided them with some tips to think about when making coffee.

The team worked well during the morning rush and had time to chat to customers and add their own personal touch to their coffee.

At the North Coast Community College, we are always on the look out to support the community in anyway we can. By helping the Summerland Farm train their staff on the go, we can help support their Supported Employment initiative through in-house training and development.

About Supported Employment

The Summerland Farm works with the Supported Employment Service, Aruma (formally House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), to help find employment opportunities for those with a disability.

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Through this program, the team at Aruma and the Summerland Farm have managed to provide employment for many local community members. Because of this, we are more then happy to help support this great initiative and we will continue to provide help wherever we can.

About the Summerland Farm

The Summerland Farm is a magnificent macadamia and avocado farm which is located along the Ballina-Byron hinterland. It is a great place for the whole family which includes fun for the kids, meeting farm animals, hosting weddings, events and much more.

Through the Supported Employment program, they provide employment and skill development in a variety of areas of their business including:

  • Hospitality
  • Agriculture
  • Construction

All this hands-on training, employment and support is performed at their unique farm and venues.


Summerland Farm Cafe

Barista Training in the Northern Rivers

Are you looking to train your staff or refresh their skills on how to serve and make coffee? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

We enjoy getting out in the community and training staff at their workplace through customised training. This ensures that they are trained and are comfortable with the styles and processes within your own work environment.

If training at your workplace isn’t an option, then you and your team are more than welcome to complete your Barista Training at our Alstonville Campus.

Our training aims to teach the necessary skills to make and serve espresso coffee in SITHFAB005 Prepare and service espresso coffee.

For more information you can get in touch by emailing enquire@northcoastcc.edu.au or by finding a flexible course date below.

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