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Short Courses at Crown

Short courses are a great way for you to experience new subjects, gain new skills that are valued by employers and meet new people. At Crown, we have many different short courses in Hospitality (such as barista, bartending, restaurant service) and Travel & Tourism (such as flight attending and cruise ships).


Barista (coffee making)

  • Barista Basics (One session – 3 hours) $125

Designed for students who have never made espresso before, this fast-paced and practical course will teach you the basic skills and knowledge to make basic espressso coffees and change settings for the perfect coffee. Small classes of six students mean that you can practice and gain experience quickly.

Next course dates:

Friday 21 February 1-4pm

Friday 6 March 1-4pm

Friday 20 March 1-4pm

Course achievement: Crown Institute of Studies Barista Basics Certificate

Signup for this course by filling out this form


  • Advanced Barista (Six sessions @ 3 hours each) – total 18 hours. $350

This 18 hour course spread over two weeks will give you detailed knowledge of coffee extractions, brew ratios, coffee from around the world, standard espresso coffees, milk texturing, latte art as well as special and iced coffees. Espresso machine cleaning and programming is also covered in the in depth course which is designed to give you lots of practice to develop your skills.

Courses run Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (depending on holidays) for two weeks from 4pm – 7pm.

Next course dates:

2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th, and 12th March

Signup for this course by filling out this form

Course achievement: Crown Institute of Studies Advanced Barista Certificate


Bar Tending

  • Cocktails 101 (One session – 3 hours) $125

A very fun and practical course where you will learn to make 5 different drinks from different types of alcohol – and drink them! Held on a Friday night so that you can really relax. Bring a friend and have a great evening that starts with cocktails!

Course length: 3 hours (1pm - 4pm)

Next course dates:

Friday 14 February 1-4pm

Friday 28 February 1-4pm

Friday 13 March 1-4pm

Signup for these courses by filling out this form


  • Managers Licence (Licence Controller Qualification, LCQ) $250 (includes $20 Service IQ certificate fee)

LCQ Licence Controller Qualification is a theory based course that consists of two units:

Unit 4646 – Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licensed premises

Unit 16705 – Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises

This course allows you to apply for your manager’s license, so that you can work as a manager where alcohol is sold. This will enable you to take on more responsibilities and better pay. You are responsible for applying for your Manager License through the local council once you have received your Service IQ LCQ Certificate.

Course length: Class time: 3 sessions @ 3 hours each. Self Directed Learning: Approximately 10-15 Hours. Total approximately 25 hours learning.

Course achievement: Service IQ LCQ Certificate, NZQA unit standards 4646 and 16705

2020 DATES:


Register you interest and your preferred dates by filling out this form


  • Introduction to Hospitality (One session – 4 hours) $125

Ideal for those who are looking for work in a restaurant, café of bar. We will go over basic skills like carrying plates, the basics of coffee making, order taking, pouring wine and drinks and how to find work in the industry.

Course achievement: Crown Institute of Studies Introduction to Hospitality Certificate

Course length: 4 hours (1pm - 5pm)

Next course dates:


Register you interest and your preferred dates by filling out this form




Interested in one of these short courses? Email:


With the name of the course and the dates you are interested in.

We look forward to meeting you!
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0800 357 316
80 Anzac Avenue
Auckland City 1010
New Zealand