Bartending Course

Why undertake a bartending course?

If you are considering a career in bartending, a bartending course can provide you with practical experience and learnings to tackle your role confidently. It is also worthwhile undertaking a bartending course if you are looking to fast-track your career and gain essential knowledge, or if you are looking into managing or running a bar.

What are the benefits of a bartending course?

Bartending courses will usually contain modules designed to help you with every element of managing and running a bar. Money handling, bar cleaning and maintenance as well as mixology and liquor types will all be included in your course, plus general etiquette, and alcohol awareness. If you are someone looking to take another step in your bartending career, this can also be a great way to learn handling techniques and unique mixology.

A bartending course is great for:

  • Gaining experience when you are new to the industry
  • Upskilling your existing hospitality knowledge
  • Gaining leadership and management skills
  • Learning the background of bartending

What makes a great bartender?

With eagerness and interest, you can easily become a great bartender and secure yourself a gig that you love. A great bartender will usually have:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Respect for staff and customers
  • Personality and confidence
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Initiative
  • The skill to produce great drinks
  • A high level of non-verbal customer service skills

While the skills of mixology and handling drinks are important, the energy a bartender brings also has a huge influence on their success.

Is a bartending course necessary?

A bartending course is not necessary to get you a gig in the hospitality industry, but if you are new to the sector and don’t have any experience it may help you get your foot in the door. Most venues will want a bartender with experience behind the bar so, if you do not have that experience, successfully completing a bartending course may help you stand out.

Is bartending a good career choice?

If working nights and weekends and socialising with new people every day excites you, bartending is a great job! It can also have flexibility in terms of location and events, so often you can pick up work here and there, work across multiple spaces and sometimes even get the opportunity to get free passes to events. Concerts, functions, and festivals are all part of the industry, so if that is a world you enjoy, it is more than worth it.

Getting a job in bartending

A bartending course can help you gain confidence and expertise in the knowledge and skills you require so that you are ready to start applying for work. A lot of bartending jobs tend to come up through networking, so start connecting with fellow bartenders and discovering networking events that can help get your foot in the door. The more people you know in the industry, the more likely you are to secure a position.

Enquire with CHT today

Complete Hospitality Training (CHT) is a Melbourne based privately owned registered training organisation (RTO) providing vocational education and training predominantly for the hospitality industry. If you would like to learn more about our course structure or available training, enquire with our team today by calling 03 9654 1554.