Course code: 800-000603

TAFE Statement in Cocktail Making

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Overview About this course

Learn the art of mixology by blending, shaking, stirring, building and muddling a range of classic cocktails. Have the opportunity to taste your concoctions while gaining confidence to use your new skills at home and apply them to the workplace.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Prepare the bar area for the creation of cocktails

  • Use chopping boards, knives, tongs, ice scoops, stirrers, blenders, shakers and mise en place

  • Use a variety of cocktail-making techniques including building, muddling, blending, shaking and stirring

  • Engage with customers using basic communication skills

  • Prepare garnishes including cherries, strawberries, lime and mint

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • A Certificate of Attendance

  • Confidence to experiment with different recipes and to create your own cocktail list

  • Skills and knowledge to prepare professionally mixed cocktails in a commercial bar/venue

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Professional Development

Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

Personal Interest

Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment

Entry requirements

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

  • You must provide a copy of your identification as evidence that you will be at least 18 years of age on the day you choose to undertake the course.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Identification that shows that you are at least 18 years of age. Your ID will be checked by a teacher at the beginning of class on the day you choose to undertake the course.

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 Where can this course take you?

Career pathways

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


A Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is the foundational competency required in order to sell, serve or supply liquor. Depending on your duties you may also need Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG). Recognition of NSW RSA and RCG competency in other jurisdictions: Responsible service of alcohol legislative and knowledge requirements differ across borders. Check with the relevant state authority to see if your NSW RSA and RCG competency is recognised.

Study options

Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

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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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • 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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