SITHFAB009 - Conduct a product tasting for alcoholic beverages

Unit code: SITHFAB009 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson
SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to set up and conduct product tastings of alcoholic beverages and provide information on the key characteristics of the alcohol on offer for tasting. It requires the ability to taste and self-evaluate products on offer, set up and conduct tastings, interact with customers and maintain products at optimum quality throughout the product tasting.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • set up and conduct at least three different tasting sessions for at least two of the following types of alcoholic beverages: beer; fortified wines; liqueurs; sparkling wines; spirits, and; still wines;
  • maintain products at optimum quality throughout the above product tasting sessions;
  • provide accurate product information in the above product tasting sessions on key characteristics of the specific alcoholic beverages on offer for tasting, and;
  • respond to customer questions in a professional manner.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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