SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Course 

Responsible Service of Alcohol training (also known as NSW RSA course) is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to a safe, enjoyable environment in licensed premises where alcohol is served and sold.

Course Information

  • RSA training is required for all licensees and managers, crowd controllers, RSA marshals, volunteers as well as service, security and promotional staff who are selling, offering or serving liquor in establishments with general, on-premises, late night and packaged liquor licenses.

  • RSA course should be undertaken only if you have never done this course before or your competency card expired more than 28 days ago. If you have a valid RSA competency card or it has expired recently, you need to do a L&GNSW online refresher course.

  • Students should apply for a RSA competency card by themselves in Service NSW centre after completing a course successfully and receiving an interim certificate.

  • An RSA Interim certificate is valid for 90 days after which you must use an RSA competency card to work in a liquor industry.

  • RSA competency card is valid for 5 years after that a refreshment is required.

  • During this program, you will learn the knowledge and skill associated with the responsible service of alcohol (RSA). The course will include information about:

    • Legal requirements related to venues, minors and signage

    • Assisting customers to drink within the appropriate limits

    • How to assess alcohol affected customers and identify those whose service should be refused

    • When to refuse service of alcohol

How To Get Your RSA Card

To receive your competency card, you will need to:

  • Complete the course successfully and receive an NSW RSA interim certificate

  • Take your RSA interim certificate and 100 points of identification (see details on the back side of the certificate)

  • Visit the closest Service NSW centre to order your competency card

  • The competency card will be posted to you within 4 weeks

You can also access your digital licence.

We have RSA courses available most days of the week in our Sydney training centre. We offer a fun and informative one day RSA course that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to obtain a NSW RSA certificate, allowing you to apply for your RSA photo card. We run daily courses so it is easy to fit the RSA course into your schedule.

Training location

Level 2, 7 Hassall Street
Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Australia

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