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Statement of Attainment in Beverage Service

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Overview About this course

Gain confidence in the art of mixing drinks and operating a bar before you embark on your hospitality career. Gain essential skills to enter the historic bartending profession with the potential to take you around the world.

This course is superseded.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:

  • Make a variety of cocktails

  • Identify signs of intoxication

  • Follow safe food practices

  • Open, operate and close a bar

Course Outcomes

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

  • The skills to work in a range of industry settings such as hotels, clubs, pubs and bars

  • Strong pathways to future study

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate

  • Credit towards a Certificate III in Hospitality

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:

  • A valid licence or proof of age card, to demonstrate that you are over 18 years of age

Entry recommendations

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

  • An interest in hospitality and working in a fast-paced, shift environment

  • Good communication skills

  • The ability to work in a team

  • A friendly attitude

  • The ability to comfortably stand on your feet for long 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:

Hospitality Workers

Hospitality Workers provide services to patrons of hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, casinos and similar establishments.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    85,700 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    29 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    42 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Entry level to high

  • Gender share

    67% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Bartender, function staff, beverage attendant, event staff


The NSW Liquor and Gaming regulations require you to be 18 years of age or older to obtain a competency card that allows you to serve or supply alcohol. This qualification includes the following unit with licensing requirements that are regulated by Liquor and Gaming NSW: - Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA) Once completed this unit, you will be issued an interim RSA certificate. The interim certificate licenses 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.

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 Beverage Service does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 2 Courses

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

  • Operate a bar SITHFAB003

  • Prepare and serve cocktails SITHFAB010

  • 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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