Bar Attendant, Food and Beverage General Staff, Waiter, Barista

There is no mandatory qualification for this cluster of roles, however you must have completed your Responsible Service of Alcohol Course if serving alcohol and Responsible Conduct of Gambling if paying out winnings associated with gambling or patrolling or servicing patrons in a gambling area[5]. Both competencies form part of the Certificate II in Hospitality qualification. Bar Attendant/Barista is ranked 3 of the top 5 occupations in the Accommodation and Food Services industry with just over 110,000 workers nationally. Waiter is ranked 1 with 134,900 workers4. Of all workers in this industry, 55% had no post-school qualification, 6% had another unstipulated qualification, 25% had a Certificate III or higher VET qualification while 14% had a bachelor’s degree or higher level of qualification nationally4. Certificate II in Hospitality has been highlighted as a suitable qualification.


Employment in the Accommodation and Food Services industry is expected to increase strongly over the five years to May 2022, up by 11.2%, supported by tourism and a growing café culture[6].


Certificate II in Hospitality




[4] Australian Jobs 2018 (pdf download)

[5] Liquor and Gaming NSW – Responsible Conduct of Gambling

[6] Australian Jobs 2018 (pdf download)

The Cessnock City Jobs Portal has been jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Projects Stream, and Cessnock City Council.

The Cessnock City jobs portal has been jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Cessnock City Council.