Get qualified to legally serve drinks in licensed venues across New South Wales. Step up to the bar, use your people skills and find work in the vibrant hospitality industry.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Sell and serve alcohol responsibly
Assess alcohol affected customers
Identify when the sale or service of alcohol must be refused
Use harm minimisation strategies
Understand liquor laws and compliance
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
The mandatory qualification needed to serve or sell alcohol in licensed venues in NSW
A pathway to further study in hospitality
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Reached at least 17 years of age so you are able to work in the industry serving alcohol at the completion of your course after you turn 18
The ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time
A willingness to do shift work
Good judgement skills
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: bartender, food and beverage attendant, cafe attendant, function attendant and restaurant manager.
Liquor & Gaming NSW regulates the liquor industry in NSW. TAFE NSW is approved by Liquor & Gaming NSW in the FY 2022/2023 to deliver RSA, RCG, Licensee/Advanced Licensee courses. This course includes electives with licensing requirements that are regulated by Liquor and Gaming NSW. Am RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required for workers in licensed venues in NSW. Upon successful completion of the Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol, 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 competency card. 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: Responsible service of alcohol legislative and knowledge requirements differ across borders. Check with the relevant state authority to see if your NSW RSA competency is recognised.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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