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 II in Hospitality
Certificate III in Hospitality
Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House)
Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol