This unit (SITHFAB011) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate a range of local and imported beers, spirits and liqueurs; provide advice to customers on their selection; and continuously extend personal product knowledge. The unit applies to hospitality, retail, breweries and wholesale organisations that sell beers, spirits and liqueurs.
It applies to personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who have substantial specialist knowledge of beers, spirits and liqueurs. This includes beverage sales consultants, bar specialists, sommeliers, and senior bar and food and beverage attendants. The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) law in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.