How to become a Waiter

Waiters serve food and drinks to guests in hotels, restaurants, clubs and similar establishments.

Personal requirements of a Waiter

  • Neat personal appearance
  • A high level of personal hygiene
  • Good communication skills
  • Good memory
  • Polite and patient
  • Friendly and efficient
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to handle money
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job

Education & Training for a Waiter

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

Additional Information

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

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