Bar Attendant Courses

Enquire Now

What does a Bar Attendant do?

A Bar Attendant makes drinks and serves customers in a bar, hotel or other licensed venue. You might pour beers, mix cocktails or prepare other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. A Bar Attendant, or Barman, takes drink orders and processes payments. You might also perform other duties such as cleaning bar equipment or collecting and washing glasses.

Bar Attendants should have good customer service skills and be able to communicate with a range of bar patrons. You should be able to work quickly during busy periods and may have to manage several tasks at one time. Bar Attendants must be able to follow instructions and work as part of a team. You’ll often have to work irregular hours such as nights, weekends and holidays.

Bar Attendant Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Bar Attendant.

Enquire Now

Find a course provider and check if you’re eligible for funding in your state.

Postcode:

Change

Enter your postcode

Most funding schemes have location requirements.

Enter

Residency:

Change

Are you an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand citizen, or eligible Visa holder?

Yes
 
No

Age:

Change

How old are you?

Some funding schemes have age requirements.

Enter

At School:

Change

Are you enrolled in high school?

Yes
 
No

Employed:

Change

Are you currently employed?

Yes
 
No

Course:

Change

Choose the course that you're interested in:

FAQs

How much does a Bar Attendant earn?

In Australia, a full time Bar Attendant generally earns $865 per week ($44,980 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Bar Attendant?

The number of people working in this industry has remained stable over the last five years. There are currently 46,500 people employed as a Bar Attendant in Australia compared to 46,400 five years ago. Bar Attendants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Bar Attendant?

A Certificate I in Hospitality is an excellent qualification if you’re planning a career as a Bar Attendant. You’ll learn basic skills in customer service, safety and hygiene, communication and working as part of a team. A Certificate II in Hospitality or a Certificate III in Hospitality (Food and Beverage) may also be appropriate.

Courses by Location

Learn more about Bar Attendant courses in your area.

Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within hospitality. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Career In

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.