Meet liquor licence requirements and become a successful and compliant licensee, approved manager or club secretary. Contribute to the safety and vibrancy of your local community as you manage a responsible and professional hospitality business.
During this course you'll learn to:
Lead a team
Interpret and enact liquor laws and regulations
Perform NSW liquor licence responsibilities
Manage alcohol risks in a business
Understand non-compliance and its consequences
You'll leave this course with:
Understanding and carrying out your legal responsibilities around liquor operations
Developing and applying strategies to minimise risk and successfully run your business
The skills to contribute to your local community
A pathway to study the NSW Liquor Licensee Course (Advanced) for high risk venues
Licensee endorsement on your RSA competency card valid for five years
Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects
Gain the skills required for licensing and certification purposes
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
If you are a new licensee you will need to ensure you have completed an RSA course and obtained your RSA competency before you undertake your required licensee training.
Completing licensee training will automatically renew your existing RSA competency, however, it does not automatically renew your RCG competency.
If you have an existing RCG qualification, you must have completed the Responsible Conduct of Gaming (RCG) refresher with Liquor and Gaming NSW less than 90 days prior to completing this course.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
Experience working in a supervisory role in the hospitality or liquor industries
A lifestyle comfortable with working weekends and late nights
Responsible work ethics
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
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: licensee, approved manager and club secretary.
TAFE NSW is approved by Liquor & Gaming NSW in the FY 2022/2023 to deliver RSA, RCG, Licensee/Advanced Licensee courses. A Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is the foundational competency required in order to sell, serve or supply liquor. Depending on your duties you may also need Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG). You can also choose to surrender the RCG endorsement using the RCG Surrender Form. Take the completed form when enrolling in Licensee training with an approved training provider. The NSW Liquor Licensee Course is an additional requirement for all licensees, approved managers and club secretaries. Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for a Liquor License in New South Wales. 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.
The TAFE Statement in NSW Liquor Licensee Course does not have any courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.
Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.
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
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