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Elevate your skills

Elevate your bar service skills in just 5 days! Join our Bar Service Essentials program and master food safety, responsible alcohol service, financial transactions, upselling, wine knowledge, draught beer pouring, and cocktail mixology. Fast-track your success in the dynamic world of bar service.

The Bar Service Essentials program includes the following nationally accredited units:

  • SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions

Session content

Day Session
Day 1
9:30am – 4:00pm
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Prevent contamination of food that might cause foodborne illnesses – you will be making your own lunch on this day!

  • Learn about personal hygiene and cleaning practices to prevent contamination of food.
  • Develop the skills to identify and control food hazards.
  • Understand relevant food safety laws, standards, and codes.
  • Develop skills using hands-on food preparation techniques.
Day 2
9:30am – 4:00pm
SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions

Process cash and other payments for products and services. Modern computerised EFT training.

  • Prepare and record cash float
  • Operate an EFTPOS machine
  • Check customer sales, print and issue receipts
  • Provide correct change
  • Count and record reconciliation
  • Investigate reconciliation discrepancies.
Day 3
9:30am – 4:00pm
SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol

  • Help ensure the safe consumption of alcohol. Face-to-face RSA training is mandatory for licensees and staff selling, offering, or serving liquor for general, on-premises, late night, and packaged liquor licences.
  • Keeping the lid on liquor. Learn the skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol.
Day 4
9:30am – 4:00pm
Cocktail Mixology

  • A 6-hour training session in a simulated bar environment.
  • Theoretical assessments pertaining to cocktail making equipment, glassware, presentation, flavours, and the process in cocktail making.
  • A research project investigating how to make 6 popular cocktails including ingredients, procedure, and presentation.
  • A practical session demonstrating how to correctly create 6 popular cocktails which were previously researched.
Day 5
9:30am – 4:00pm
Upselling, beer pouring and wine basics

  • The attributes of an effective food and beverage salesperson.
  • Selling skills including types, techniques and closing sales.
  • Knowledge of beer, wine, and spirits to effectively approach selling with confidence.
  • Knowledge of sales points within the service cycle to sell these beverage options.
  • Knowledge of situations in which differing selling types and techniques can be utilised.

Digital Badges – Bar Service Essentials

On successful completion, learners will receive a Statement of Attainment for all accredited units.

Draught beer pouring digital badge Cocktail mixology digital badge

Up selling digital badge Wine 101 digital badge

Bar service essentials microcredential badge

The Bar Services Essentials training program is suitable for people who are 18 years or older.

Australian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.

Full fee
$AUD $1,800.00

* Course costs may vary subject to location and equipment requirements

There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.

genU Training offer Bar Service Essentials, in the following format:

On-campus: Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

5 consecutive days: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Time zones: Local state time zones are observed

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. Find out more about the application process.

If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online.

Bar Service Essentials

Study Mode:
On campus

Course Length
5 days