Four weeks. Countless new skills. One unforgettable experience.
On our world-class International Bartender Course, you’ll get six months of professional training in just four weeks. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also meet a whole new group of friends, get access to heaps of career opportunities and discover what you’re really made of.
So whether you’re keen for a career change, a life-changing experience or if you just want to shake things up a bit, you might find what you’re looking for in our bartending course.
Limited time only: To help Australia and New Zealand’s bartending communities through this tough time, we’re awarding scholarships to new EBS Sydney students. If you’re eligible, you could save up to 40% on your International Bartender Course. Apply now.
The world’s most popular bartender course
Since 1999, we’ve trained over 70,000 students. And 98% of them would recommend the course to their friend (that’s a lot of happy customers).
Becoming a top bartender is about more than just quality training. We organise loads of day trips, activities and parties, so you can get to know your coursemates, build your self confidence and have an all-round awesome time.
With our exclusive job platform EBS MatchStaff, you’ll get first pick of the industry’s best bartending jobs after graduation. And with hundreds of jobs in Australia and the rest of the world, you can choose your own adventure.
Training that sticks
We’re not fans of sitting at a desk memorising recipes all day. We think you learn more when you’re actually having fun – and that’s what our training is all about.
We set up an authentic bar environment, where you’ll whip up drinks behind our state-of-the-art bar stations, take part in activities and learn from your coursemates and instructors. So once you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and know-how to jump behind any bar, wherever you end up.
Embrace life as an EBS student
Make new memories
Have incredible experiences that’ll stick with you
Get a whole new group of mates
Meet new people from all over the world, who’ll become lifelong friends
Explore somewhere new
Study at one of our 28 destinations across the world
Experience home from a different angle
Discover a side to Australia you’ve never seen before
Live with your coursemates
Stay in our EBS accommodation
See how fun learning can be
Get 6 months bar experience in 4 weeks
Real bar environment
Craft cocktails like a pro behind a busy bar
Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres
Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy
The fun factor
From games to competitions, there’s never a dull moment
What you’ll learn
We believe you learn best by doing, not revising. So you’ll be spending most of your time behind our state-of-the-art bar stations crafting cocktails and taking part in activities. After this training, you’ll feel right at home behind any bar, anywhere in the world. Here’s a taste of what you’ll cover:
- Mixing drinks
- Tasting sessions
- Working, craft and exhibition flair
- Free pour
Get familiar with all the techniques used by the pros, like building, shaking, training, stirring, muddling, rolling and layering. You’ll also know exactly what equipment to use, from the glasses to the shakers and strainers
Have fun getting to grips with all the fundamental bartending techniques like building, stirring, shaking, straining, rolling, layering and muddling. You’ll also become familiar with bar equipment including what glasses to use, different types of ice, shakers, strainers and more.
By the end of this training, cocktails will be your bread and butter. You’ll learn over 65 cocktail recipes, from the classics to the cutting-edge. And during the mixology workshops and the cocktail competition, you’ll even get the chance to design your own.
Forget everything you know about spirits – you’ll cover the history, production methods and uses for all kinds of spirits. So after the course, you can impress your customers (or just your mates) with your new, extensive knowledge.
Before you become a professional bartender, you have to learn all about alcohol laws. In this unit, we’ll cover age limits in different countries, units and measurements, responsible consumption and service techniques.
Find work easily with the EBS job platform
Once you graduate, you’ll get free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff. With this, you’ll be first in line for the best jobs in the industry. This exclusive online platform will connect you with top bars, restaurants and clubs all over the world, putting hundreds of exciting job opportunities at your fingertips.
World-class training. Designed by the best in the business.
The International Bartender Course is the world’s most developed bartender programme. The course has been meticulously designed to produce confident, highly skilled bartenders in a short space of time.
For the past 20 years, we’ve been reviewing and updating our course, keeping it in-line with current practices and upholding the high standards we’re known for. Our course is designed by five world-renowned bartending experts who make sure students receive training unmatched by any other bar school.
Multi-award-winning bartender and founder of one of the world’s most influential bars
Winner of 50+ flair competitions, 2x Flair World Champion & founder of the World Flair Association.
Head of Education at EBS, with 10 years’ experience managing bars across the world.
World-renowned tequila master and 2x winner of the ‘Best Bar In Sweden’.
Globally recognised whiskey expert with almost 20 years’ experience in the industry.
Relax, we’ve got you covered
Yes! You can choose to stay at EBS accommodation. Most of our students stay with us as it's the best way to socialise during the course.
Check out the school pages to find out more about individual accommodation.
Students from all over the world attend our courses; therefore, you need to make your own way to the school.
Our course advisers can help you find the cheapest way to your chosen destination.
Yes! You can book the course now and spread the cost.
Use our flexible payment option to pay for your course in 3 instalments. The first one is only 20% of the course price. The second and third payments are 40% each.
Our International Bartender Course takes place over 4 weeks. During this time, you’ll enjoy hands-on training with our experienced instructors, workshops, masterclasses and plenty of social activities.
Most schools organise awesome activities to make sure you have the best possible EBS experience. You could tour a distillery, go scuba diving, go to a theme park, or visit world-famous attractions! All of the activities are optional as they are outside of course hours but we recommend that you take part as they make your time with EBS even more unforgettable.
What’s included in the world's most developed bartender training programme
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