UNISA Short Course in Barista Skills

UNISA Short Course in Barista Skills

University of South Africa Short Course in Barista Skills

Short Course in Barista Skills (76901)Purpose

To ensure the growth of the Barista profession.
 
There is currently a shortage, in terms of access and availability, of Barista training for sustainable enterprise development in communities in South Africa. Therefore, this course will be offered on a national level and people will have access to this training to acquire the skills and this qualification that will help with finding a job in the hospitality industry. This skill is greatly in demand in the hospitality industry, and has not been given the opportunity to grow in the South African Market. Coffee is becoming a great part of the industry worldwide, and is also globally the second largest traded commodity. South Africans need to have the opportunity to be trained in this specialized skill, to feed the demand in the industry.
 
 Target group

School leavers, interested members within communities who would like to become part of a community development group. Currently there is no formal module in South Africa where this knowledge and skill is presented, taught and explored in a comprehensive, coherent and structured format.
 
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
 
 Duration

One month including five day practical

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

First semester: 28 November – 25 January
Second semester: depends on the Unisa second semester registration dates. For more information please visit www.unisa.ac.za/caes
Workshop will only be presented if a minimum of 15 students are registered
 
 Barista skills (SCBABR01)Syllabus/Content Topics

The SLP is considered in terms of the hospitality industry within a collection of units within a module including:
•Preparing the work area
•Advising customers
•Grinding coffee
•Extracting espresso coffee
•Texturising the milk
•Presenting and serving the coffee
•Maintaining the espresso machine
•Water treatment
•All about coffee: history, machines and process
•Associated beverages including tea and smoothies


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.