National code: SITSS00055

Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

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Overview About this course

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This course is superseded.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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

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 Responsible Service of Alcohol does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 1 Course

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 SITHFAB002

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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

Delivery options Find a location to enrol

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