Bartending and Cocktails

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Bartending and Cocktails Day 1
It can be incredibly tough to get a ‘trial’ in a venue let alone a job without any prior experience. This course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of what a bartender is required to do, the language used in the workplace and the skills to do your job and be a better employee. That way when you get a trial shift you can focus on showing your personality, passion and commitment, rather than suddenly having to learn a new language and skills an employer would look for as a requirement. This 2-day course would be a great start for somebody looking to enter into the hospitality sector as a bartender.

Bartending and Cocktails Day 2
This course will give you the basic knowledge and skills to mix drinks, utilize and implement selling skills and understand spirits, liqueurs and other drinks commonly sold in a bar environment. Building on the core skills and techniques you learnt on Day 1, this will help you aim for a higher standard of bar skills to help you gain employment.


It is recommended to complete the Responsible Service of Alcohol course before the Bartending and Cocktails course.

Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
211BARFWedApr 21stApr 28th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
211BARGThuMay 6thMay 13th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
211BARHSatMay 22ndMay 29th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
211BARITueJun 8thJun 15th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
211BARJWedJun 23rdJun 30th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

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MSA Rewards $199.00
Concession $210.00
Full Fee $220.00

2 x 4 hrs sessions

Notebook and pen. Must wear enclosed shoes (No thongs or sandals).
This course is held in a licensed bar. Real alcohol will be used, some taste testing included. Students must be 18 years or over, please bring your ID. Organise alternative transport home.

Richard Hands

Richard currently manages the Sir John’s Bar at Monash University in Clayton and has over 20 years experience in hospitality ranging from cafes, pubs, clubs, 5* hotels, high end restaurants, cocktail bars and private members bars. He has been trained by master sommeliers/blenders, leading industry experts on spirits, beers and liqueurs, world renowned cocktail bartenders, Michelin starred chefs and has undertaken a number of courses and programs to develop his skills and knowledge within the industry. In London he was a trainer for Match Bar Group and Gaucho restaurants for a number of years where high expectations were placed on students and trainers. He has also opened venues and consulted for hospitality businesses here in Australia

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