Bartending Course Melbourne

Why choose the Victorian Bar School
  • We’re the oldest and the best – We’ve been running bar courses for 43 years!
  • We have outstanding facilities and guarantee you quality practical training
  • We have day, weekend or evening courses so anytime you’re available we can train you

Working behind a bar is incredibly fun and is one of the most abundant jobs available in Melbourne. Whether you’re looking for full time work, or just looking for a few shifts while studying, it can be daunting to work behind a bar for the first time, and it can be difficult trying to find work behind the bar without any skills or experience. The Victorian Bar School offers a range of different courses that will give you the skills, the confidence and the qualifications to get work behind the bar. Our courses are comprehensive and will cover everything you need to know from tapping kegs and pouring beers to making cocktails and providing outstanding customer service. Having done the course, you will show employers that you not only have the basic skills to work behind the bar, but you have the right attitude to work behind the bar, which can be just as important.

In addition to learning the essential skills needed to work behind the bar, our Bartending course in Melbourne will also issue you with your RSA Melbourne certificate (SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol) which is the qualification you need to serve alcohol in any licensed venue in Victoria. Furthermore, you will be also issued with a National RSA Certificate, which is valid in some states outside of Victoria, so is ideal for travelling!

In addition to the nationally recognised unit of competence listed above, the following part modules are covered (a separate Victorian Bar School Certificate is issued for these subjects):

Course Options:

Mode Schedule Times Costs Frequency
Daytime (5 days) Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm $450 Every Week
Evening (2 weeks) Monday – Wednesday 6.30pm – 9.30pm $450 Monthly
1 Weekend Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4.30pm $350 Monthly
2 Weekend Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4.30pm $450 Monthly

You might be eligible for Government Funded

The Victorian Bar School’s flagship course is a Certificate II in Hospitality which combines all our course offerings such as cocktail bartending, RSA Melbourne, barista coffee course, RSG Melbourne, restaurant waiting, Food handling and food safety.

We have been delivering these courses for over 20 years and have a proven track record at getting people jobs in the hospitality industry.

This fun and exciting course adopts a “hands on” approach to training, as we believe the best way to learn is to actually do it yourself. This Government Funded Program will give you the skills, the confidence and the Nationally Recognised qualifications to start working in any area of hospitality.

The program includes:

In order to be eligible for a government funded course, and pay only $150 or $110 for concession for this comprehensive program, you must be:

Accessing your Skill First Program entitlement may impact your access to further government subsidised training. Maximum of 2 government funded enrolments at each qualification level in your lifetime. For more information please contact reception.

The course runs from 9am-3pm Monday- Friday for 2 weeks. Alternatively there is an evening option which runs from 6:30pm to 9:30am Monday –Thursday for 4 weeks. A final option is available to do the course over the weekend, from 9am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday over 4 weekends.

Whether you are looking for a career in hospitality or just a part-time job you’ll have no better start than by completing this practical, hands on hospitality course! Enrollments must be made in-person at the Bar School. Please call for any more information!

* For full details of our fee structure, please see our Fee Schedule.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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