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Misconceptions About Hospitality Training

by Warrick Steabben on December 8, 2015

If you’re planning to pursue a career in the food service industry with a hospitality training program from Victoria’s leading training college, RSA Melbourne, hospitality training is one of the single greatest assets that you have at your disposal. RSA offer courses for baristas, food handling, and those wishing to work in gaming venues.  Despite this, many people still choose to look at it as optional in some cases, unnecessary in others and – worse yet – an irritating hurdle to be cleared in the worst-case scenario. There are a number of key misconceptions about hospitality training that need to be cleared up so that you can understand what an important and necessary resource it truly is.

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It Only Involves Mixing Drinks

Perhaps the biggest misconception about hospitality training is that it involves little more than just teaching you how to mix a nice, stiff drink. If you’re already experienced behind the bar and know the ingredients of a Vesper martini by heart, you obviously don’t need to invest in hospitality training, right?


A bartending course from RSA Melbourne covers every element of what will be expected of you on a daily basis in the bar industry, from interacting with customers to operating a point of sale system to the responsible service of alcohol and more. The skills you learn with an RSA course will give you the opportunity to obtain bar work in Melbourne, or anywhere in Australia via our hands-on, practical courses.

It is a Nice Option to Have, but it Isn’t Actually “Important”

Speaking of the responsible service of alcohol, this is also another one of the biggest misconceptions about hospitality training – that the extent at which you will cover the topic of alcohol is limited ONLY to drink ingredients. While a large part of training will help you get more comfortable behind a bar, the bigger picture is that you will learn everything you need to know to not only serve properly, but safely at the same time.

Do you know what warning signs to watch out for if someone has had a few too many drinks? Did you know that you could be held legally responsible if someone that you have continued to serve gets behind the wheel of a car and ends up unfortunately getting into an accident or killing someone? These are all important topics that hospitality training will cover.

Employers Don’t Care About Hospitality Training

Finally, perhaps the biggest misconception about hospitality training is that it will in no way improve your chances of actually starting the career you’ve always dreamed of in the food service industry. Many people believe that if you have any type of experience in this environment already, you’ve essentially learned all you need to by way of that hands-on experience.

This is incorrect. Not only can hospitality training help keep you up to date on the ever-changing rules and regulations that you’ll be forced to deal with, but it also has the most important benefit of all. It makes you a more valuable employee, allowing you to instantly stand out in a crowded marketplace when you go to interview for that next big job.

If you’re considering a career in the hospitality industry, you should give yourself a career head start with a hospitality training course from RSA Melbourne.