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Statement of Attainment in Bar Skills

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Overview About this course

Gain skills in customer service, learn key procedures of working in a bar and how to provide responsible service of alcohol. You'll receive an interim RSA certificate on completion that means you'll be able to join the industry immediately

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Take drinks orders, prepare and serve drinks

  • Open and close a bar following correct procedures

  • Sell and serve alcohol responsibly

  • Assess alcohol-affected customers and identify those to whom sale or service must be refused

  • Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Valuable hospitality and customer service skills

  • A Responsible Service of Alcohol interim certificate

  • Exposure to industry professionals and access to a network of peers

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Photo ID to generate your interim certificate at the end of your course

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Reached at least 17 years of age so you are able to work in the industry serving alcohol at the

  • completion of your course after you turn 18

  • Communication skills

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

  • A responsible work ethic

  • An interest in working in the hospitality industry

  • The ability to multitask

  • Ability to work on your feet for extended periods of time

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: beverage attendant and bartender.


This qualification includes an elective with licensing requirements that are regulated by Liquor and Gaming NSW. This unit is: Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA) When you complete this elective, you’ll be issued with an interim RSA certificate. This interim certificate allows you to work in the industry immediately and is only valid for a short period while you apply for your permanent competency card through Service NSW. It's important to note that you while you can undertake these units to become job-ready, you will not be able to serve or sell alcohol until you are 18 years old.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Bar Skills does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Operate a bar SITHFAB003

  • Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB002

  • Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA001

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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