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Barista

Prepares and serves espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in a cafe, coffee shop, restaurant or dining establishment.


Tasks Include:


  • preparing, serving and selling cocktails, mixed drinks, bottled, canned and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and a variety of coffee beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based beverages
  • cleaning and maintaining bar service areas, coffee-making areas and espresso machines
  • collecting payment for sales and operating cash registers
  • promoting services and products
  • washing glassware and arranging bottles and glasses
  • tapping kegs and attaching supply lines
  • replenishing drink dispensers, shelves and refrigerators
  • selling light snacks
Job prospects for Bar Attendants and Baristas in Victoria

Occupations in the Bar Attendants and Baristas group include Bar Attendant and Barista.

Employment prospects
There are currently 16,000 Bar Attendants and Baristas in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,062.60

Hourly earnings
$26.40

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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