Bar Attendant

Also known as Bar Steward.
Prepares, mixes and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to patrons in a bar in a licensed establishment.
Training time 6 months - 4 years
Average pay $30,324
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 11,000

What does a Bar Attendant do?

  • preparing, serving and selling cocktails, mixed drinks, bottled, canned and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and a variety of coffee beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based beverages
  • cleaning and maintaining bar service areas, coffee-making areas and espresso machines
  • collecting payment for sales and operating cash registers
  • promoting services and products
  • washing glassware and arranging bottles and glasses
  • tapping kegs and attaching supply lines
  • replenishing drink dispensers, shelves and refrigerators
  • selling light snacks

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Hospitality
Certificate IV in Catering Operations
Clean and Tidy Bar Areas
Cocktail Bartending
Complete Hospitality Training
Operate a Bar
Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol