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Statement of Attainment Bar Service


Fee Free TAFE

In this course you will gain and apply a broad range of skills and knowledge to work in a bar including hygiene requirements, setting up a bar for service, preparing and serving beverages, customer service and understanding the regulations and responsibilities associated with serving alcoholic beverages.
The course consists of 3 units:

  • HOSP 219 SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • COOK 282 SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • HOSP 220 SITHFAB023 Operate a bar


Statement of Attainment - Bar Service

Next Intake:

Always open

Course No:



CIT Reid 


5 weeks part-time (1 evening per week)

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. Subject costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available. The fees below apply unless training as an apprentice or trainee.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:


Likely Job Outcome:

Bar attendant in a bar, nightclub, cafes, restaurants, hotels, clubs, cruise ships, resorts, and events.

Application Type:

Full Fee; Fee Free TAFE

Additional Information

Students must wear non-slip enclosed shoes and hair must be tied back to comply with hygiene and WHS standards.
This short course provides a pathway into the Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30622.
This course is available under the Fee Free TAFE Initiative only when completed along with the Non-Accredited Training - Coffee Basics
Fee Free TAFE is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments

Enrolment information:
For the next enrolment dates and Class Reference Numbers(CRNs)/Block codes please visit the Hospitality short courses

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students are aged 16 years and over.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 3 subjects

Core: Complete all 3

  • SITHFAB021   Provide responsible service of alcohol
    • CIT Code: HOSP219
      Cost: Full fee $75.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell, serve or supply alcohol.Responsible practices must be undertaken wherever alcohol is sold, served or supplied, including where alcohol samples are served during on-site product tastings. This unit therefore applies to any workplace where alcohol is sold, served or supplied, including all types of hospitality venues, packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries.The unit applies to all levels of personnel involved in the sale, service, including promotional service and supply of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants; packaged liquor salespersons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; delivery services and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management.The unit incorporates the knowledge requirements, under state and territory liquor licensing law, for employees engaged in the sale, service or supply of alcohol.Certification requirements differ across states and territories. In some cases, all people involved in the sale, service including promotional service and supply of alcohol in licensed premises must be certified in this unit. This can include the licensee and security staff.This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases, after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences.Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory liquor licensing authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXFSA005   Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • CIT Code: COOK282
      Cost: Full fee $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation. Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITHFAB023   Operate a bar
    • CIT Code: HOSP220
      Cost: Full fee $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare a bar for service, take drink orders, prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and close the bar down. Customer service and selling skills are found in other units.The unit applies to any hospitality organisation that operates a bar, including hotels, restaurants, clubs, cafes, and wineries.The unit applies to bar attendants who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of liquor legislation laws in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
      SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Hospitality Management SIT60316
Certificate III Hospitality SIT30622
Statement Attainment Responsible Service of Alcohol
Statement Attainment Customer Service SITSS00078
Statement Attainment Introduction to Hospitality Service
Statement Attainment Hospitality Compliance Skill Set SITSS00070
Statement Attainment Provide Responsible Gambling Services
Non-Accredited Training Coffee Basics

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email