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.


Students need to attend 75% of the course to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement on the final day.

Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
212BARBFriAug 6thAug 20th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
212BARCMonSep 13thSep 20th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
212BARDSatOct 9thOct 16th10:00am - 2:00pmSir John's Bar
212BAREFriNov 12thNov 19th5:30pm - 9:30pmSir John's Bar
212BARFSatDec 4thDec 11th10:00am - 2:00pmSir 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

MSATPD has partnered with Platinum Staffing to assist our hospitality students find work.


Platinum Staffing is currently seeking vibrant, enthusiastic and motivated casual Food and
Beverage Attendants (Bartenders, Wait Staff, Barback/Bussie). Basic beer, wine, spirit knowledge is preferred not essential, cocktail knowledge/experience a bonus.

This role would suit someone who can work weekend nights – mostly Friday and Saturday late nights with possible opportunities on weekdays and day shifts.

What we offer you:
• Award wages
• Working with Melbourne biggest entertainment complex & prestige clients
• Fun and social work environment (different venues within the complex)
• High quality uniforms
• Opportunities for further training and development within the hospitality sector
• Easy access to public transport and nearby car parks

Email your resume and expression of interest to or click
the links below to apply according to your experience.


Wait Staff:



Recruitment form

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

MSA Training and Professional Development has partnered with OpenPay.

Using OpenPay, we are able to offer an easy payment plan, in either weekly, or fortnightly repayments, to suit your budget, and lifestyle, whilst at the same time improving your independence and freedom. All of this without the financial stress of an outright purchase. Easy Payment Terms of 1 Month – 24 Months are available, to approved purchasers. Please note, this service is offered by OpenPay, which is not connected to MSA Training and Professional Development.

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