Stage 1

Workplace Practices B

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have completed PLP where they have explored possible career pathways and goals​.



Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.

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Subject Description

The main focus of Workplace Practices in Stage 1 is Barista training and coffee making. The Barista training component allows students to develop coffee making skills and knowledge, and develop workplace employability skills. Students will complete this training in Vibe Coffee Bar, a small café on the Senior Campus, which is used primarily by Workplace Practices students.
A major component of the course is Performance, where students must complete 25-30 hours of vocational learning. This is completed in the form of training and practical work in Vibe Coffee Bar. Students can also negotiate to complete VET, volunteer work and work experience as their Vocational Learning (students cannot use VET units of competency for Workplace Practices if already being used for SACE Credits).
Workplace Practices B has a specific focus on the role of a barista and coffee making. Students will complete barista training, focusing more specifically on skills application and business management. They will create a how-to-guide on creating latte art, and present a business launch for Vibe Coffee Bar. The business launch task will focus on students working in management teams to review, market and advertise their own business. ​

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Assessment Type 1:

Folio: ​​Latte Art How to Guide and Folio, Business Launch Presentation and Folio.

Assessment Type 2:

Performance: 25-30 Hours of Vocational Learning, Written/Video/Oral Journal of workplace learning.

Assessment Type 3:

Reflection: ​Written/Oral Workplace Reflection.

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