The GV Work Shop

Responsible service of alcohol courses


It is a requirement that all staff working in venues that sell alcoholic beverages after 1am must undertake this course.

The course covers the following:

  • Identification of customers to whom service must/may be refused in accordance with state regulations
  • Minors
  • Acceptable proof of age identification
  • Standard drinks
  • Preparation & service of alcoholic beverages responsibly
  • Assisting customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • Recognizing signs of intoxication
  • Refusal of service
  • Assisting alcohol affected customers
  • Conflict resolution, requesting customers to leave
  • Recognizing & reporting of situations where assistance is required

College Australia $65 – student concession

Level 3, 333 Adelaide Street


Courses are run every week

QHA Queensland Hotels Association $60 – student concession

Level 3, 160 Edward Street $100 – full fee


Courses are run every week

Below is a list of places to search for bar jobs, including glassie. Some you can apply directly online.

Normanby Hotel

1 Musgrave Road, Red Hill

Telephone: 3831 3353, Fax: 3832 3157

Email:; Website:


8 Mc Lachlan Street, Fortitude Valley

Telephone: 3852 5000, Fax: 3852 1217


Fridays Riverside

123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Telephone: 3852 5000, Fax: 3852 1217

Email:; Website:

For more information about RSA or other employment assistance, refer to the Employment Guide at Student Support.

Want to get ‘Out & About’?

Join the “Out & About” class starting on the 1st of December!


With the “Out & About” class, it is a different look at learning English from General English. After you learn a skill, you then get the chance to go out into the city and use those skills in certain environments, giving you more confidence in speaking English!

For more information, have a talk to Mariana.

Belly Dancing!

Patricia from the Business English class held a Belly Dancing class and demonstration as part of our afternoon extra-curricular program.

Patricia has been Belly Dancing for 8 years now and decided to share her skills with the other students. Thanks Patricia!

If you would like to see more of this lesson, look out for the activities video coming soon!

North Stradbroke Island trip for the FCE class!

Accompanied by Vivienne, 7 students had the opportunity to visit North Stradbroke Island for their FCE Retreat.

After a long journey on a train, ferry and bus, the students finally reached their destination of Point Lookout. Here they got to see some amazing views before moving to the main beach for some fun and swimming. On the menu for lunch was Fish and Chips at the local store before heading back to Brisbane at around 4:00pm.

A good time was had by all!

Well Done Oscar!

Oscar from Colombia came to GV with absolutely NO English, but he now going for IELTS target 6!


Oscar started at our Noosa campus in June 2005. When he arrived, he couldn’t even say hello. After 7 months of General English, he decided to transfer to the Brisbane campus and completed some more General English, EAP and IELTS.

When he completed his time here in September 2006, he went on to complete a Diploma of Business at a college in the city. His goal is to now gain Permanent Residency and work in his field of Environmental Engineering.

So now he is back! He has joined our IELTS program again, but this time he is aiming for his target of 6.

Good Luck Oscar!

Melbourne Cup Day celebrations GV Brisbane!

Well done to Heidi’s Upper Intermediate class who won the GV Snail Cup race! (Check out the video below!)

We started with a free barbecue, followed by some hilarious presentations of the racing snail profiles. The profiles are on the windows in the student kitchen if you would like to read them.

Then it was time to race! Very SLOWLY! The snail from Heidi’s class came out on top with a last minute dash for the line, earning them a lunch served by staff members. Well done to everyone involved!

If you missed the day, check out the video below:

Looking for a job??

There are some great jobs available coming up to the busy Christmas period. Make sure your resume is up-to-date!

searching for business - businessman

Here are some jobs found in the local newspaper:

Shop Assistant – Fortitude Valley

Casual weekend shifts. Apply to

Customer Service – 15-30hrs per week

Weekends a must, seeking reliable, experienced staff for busy food court cafe. Cathy: 3115 2571

Bar & Floor Staff (Experienced)

needed for upcoming concerts in Brisbane & Gold Coast. MUST have RSA! Forward resume to:

Waiting staff

Experience required for fine dining. Augustines – 40 George St, City. Phone: 3221 9365 or email:

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