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Statement of Attainment in Hospitality Start Up

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Overview About this course

Opportunities within the buzzing hospitality industry are plentiful when you have your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) Certificates. Embark on a career as a bartender, barista, games attendant and more.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Provide responsible alcohol and gambling services to customers

  • Promote safety (harm minimisation) in venues where there are liquor or gaming machines

  • Recognise drinking and gambling problems and addictions

  • Follow organisational policies and procedures around gaming and gambling

  • Make an assortment of espresso-based coffee beverages

  • Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Interim RSA and RCG certification that allows you to work immediately in liquor and gaming venues across NSW, before applying for competency card

  • Knowledge of regulations and legislation around liquor and gaming responsibilities

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • That you are at least 16 years of age as evidenced by a copy of your photo identification

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Photo identification to generate your RSA and RCG interim certificates

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in working in the hospitality industry

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Important information

  • You must be at least 16 years old on the date of your enrolment in this course. This is based on industry and training guidelines. But please note that you will not be able to be employed in the liquor and gaming industry until you are 18.

  • If you are under the recommended age and still want to enrol in this course, or you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: barista, bartender, kitchenhand, games attendant and waitress/ waiter.


This course includes units with licensing requirements that are regulated by Liquor and Gaming NSW. Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gaming (RCG) certificates are required for workers in licensed venues in NSW. Upon successful completion of the Statement of Attainment in Hospitality Start Up, you will be issued with interim certificates for these qualifications. You will need to present these certificates at Service NSW with 100 points of ID within three months to receive your RSA and RCG competency cards. It's important to note that while you can undertake these units to become job-ready, you will not be able to serve or sell alcohol until you are 18 years old. Recognition of NSW RSA and RCG competency in other jurisdictions Legislative requirements differ across borders. Check with the relevant state or territory authority to see if your NSW RSA and RCG competency is recognised.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Hospitality Start Up does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB021

  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB025

  • Provide responsible gambling services SITHGAM022

  • Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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