How to become a Bar Attendant

Bar attendants prepare and mix drinks, serving customers in hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs and other licensed entertainment venues.

Personal requirements of a Bar Attendant

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good memory
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Good personal presentation
  • Good cash-handling skills
  • Able to stand for long periods

Education & Training for a Bar Attendant

You can work as a bar attendant without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a bar attendant through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information
To serve, sell or offer liquor, you must obtain a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate. RSA courses are widely offered by TAFE institutes and Registered Training Organisations.
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