Bartending Course (SITHFAB002)

Bartending Course

Bartending Course Details

Complete Hospitality Training’s (CHT’s) Melbourne bartending course will equip you with the skills and the confidence you need to get that bar job you have been looking for. The course will cover everything you need to know, from pouring beers to tapping kegs to making cocktails and providing outstanding customer service.

Our bartending course also includes your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate which is the only qualification you need to legally serve alcohol in Victoria.

What will you learn

  • Bar operations
  • How to prepare and serve cocktails
  • Advanced cocktails
  • Wine knowledge and wine service
  • Suggestive selling and customer service
  • Opening and closing procedures
  • Beer pouring and reticulation systems
  • Cash handling
  • Non-alcoholic beverages


CHT utilises competency-based assessment to demonstrate that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by nationally recognised standards. To achieve competence in this course you will need to complete written assessments and skills demonstrations.

Course Duration

Bartending (Foundation) is a one weekend course:

Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am – 4.30pm*

This serves as an introduction to the skills required of a bartender.

Bartending Course has four sessions, run over two weekends:

Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am – 4.30pm*

This builds on the foundation training with additional practical skills and a greater preparation for employment as a bartender.

*Detailed class times will be displayed with your registration.


On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the nationally recognised Statement(s) of Attainment

SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol

Entrance Requirements / Pre-requisites

  • Learners must be 16 years of age and over at the time of course commencement.
  • There are no pre-requisite units for this course.

How to Enrol

To enrol into this course, please follow these simple steps

  • Select a date from the course timetable on this page.
  • Complete your personal details and make a payment via credit or debit card.
  • Receive an email with confirmation of your booking.
  • Complete the full enrolment form prior to the commencement of your course.

Fees and Government Funding

Tuition Fees (GST Exempt)Bartending CourseBartending (Foundation)
Full Fee$495$395
Government Funded*N/AN/A

Select your preferred mode of training from the dropdown box at the top of the course list.

Are you eligible for a Government Subsidy?

Government funding is not available for the standalone Bartending course; however, you might want to consider doing our Government funded* Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416), which includes Bartending amongst other subjects.

If you are an Australian citizen (or permanent resident) you may be eligible for this subsidised course.

Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416) is a nationally recognised qualification which includes:

  • Barista Coffee
  • Bartending
  • Food Handling and Food Safety Supervisor
  • Leadership and Management
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Waiting Skills
  • Plus much more!

Visit the course page for further details: Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416)

Click here to see CHT’s fee schedule.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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