A bar course increases your chances of being picked over other
less educated candidates dramatically. Since training someone from scratch costs time and money, employers
are eager to hire someone who already possesses the necessary skills and understanding. This is why a
bartending course is especially crucial if you have limited 'on-the-job' practical
Unlike an RSA and RCG accreditation, which are required
by law, a bartending course from a recognized institution is more attune to an investment in yourself. The
certification will mean both better pay and a wider variety of job options and will rapidly 'pay for itself'
if you properly publicize your extra training.
A good course will give you a thorough understanding of how to
operate and maintain a bar. You'll learn about things like occupational health and safety, hygiene and
customer service, as well as professional pouring, mixing and garnishing techniques with both beer and
You should receive a certificate and credit towards a TAFE
Certificate II in Hospitality Operations. Some courses also offer employment