Job Description

Bar Attendants service restaurant, cafes, pubs and events by providing beverages to patrons. They assist to clean and clear the bar area and ensure customer satisfaction.

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Bar attendants often work late evenings, weekends, and holidays. Nearly half of all bar attendants work part time.


You don’t need any educational qualifications to work as a Bar Attendant, you will need some certificates to get you started. TAFE is a great place to start researching.

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
  • Responsible Service of Gambling if you’re going to work in an establishment that has gaming machines, or to broaden your options for environments you’re licensed to work in. 
  • Alternatively, consider completing a qualification in hospitality, such as a Certificate III in Hospitality, which will include bar training as part of the curriculum.


  • Self-Motivator
  • Communicator
  • Interpersonal
  • Energetic
  • Resilient
  • Team Player
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Working under pressure
  • Good Memory
  • Professional
  • Taking Orders
  • Maintain Cleanliness

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field can lead to other roles such as: