SITHFAB023 - Operate a Bar



SITHFAB023 – Operate a bar specify 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.

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SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety


Food and Beverage


SITHFAB023 – Operate a bar applies to any hospitality organization that operates a bar, including hotels, restaurants, clubs, cafes, and wineries. This unit also applies to bar attendants who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.
The skills in this unit must be applied under Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards, and industry codes of practice.

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  1. Prepare bar for service
  2. Take drink orders
  3. Prepare and serve drinks
  4. Close down bar operations
  5. Work safely and reduce negative environmental impacts


Reading skills to:
  • read product information in bar menus, brochures, price lists, and promotional materials
  • interpret at times complex information in Australian standards and organizational procedures
  • follow recipe cards to create unfamiliar beverage orders
Writing skills to:
  • record basic records of bar restocks and stock orders
Oral communication skills to:
  • use active listening and open and closed probe questioning to determine customer preferences
  • provide clear and accurate information on products tailored to the customer
Numeracy skills to:
  • calculate ingredient quantities when preparing beverages
  • calculate the cost of transactions and provide the correct change
Teamwork skills to:
  • provide operational and customer information to other bar staff during the service period and at handover
Planning and organizing skills to:
  • sequence the preparation of beverage items to efficiently serve customers
Self-management skills to:
  • manage own speed, timing, and productivity
Technology skills to:
  • use electronic ordering and payment system

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