Also known as Food and Beverage Attendant.
Serves food and beverages in a hotel, restaurant, club or dining establishment.
Training time 6 months - 4 years
Average pay $23,305
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 40,600

What does a Waiter do?

  • setting and arranging tables
  • greeting customers and presenting them with menus and beverage lists
  • taking orders and relaying them to kitchen and bar staff
  • serving food and beverages
  • opening bottles and pouring beverages
  • clearing tables and returning dishes and cutlery to kitchen
  • removing empty bottles and used glasses from tables, and refilling and replacing glasses
  • collecting payments for sales and operating point of sales machines and cash registers


  • Drink Waiter
  • Formal Service Waiter
  • Silver Service Waiter
  • Sommelier
  • Wine Steward

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)
Certificate IV in Hospitality
Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices
Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol
Provide Silver Service
Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety