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Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

National Course Code: SITSS00055


The nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is the mandatory training to sell and serve alcohol in NSW. Successfully complete this short course and receive an interim certificate so you can start working in the industry immediately.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Comply and understand NSW liquor laws and how to sell, serve and supply alcohol responsibly
  • Help customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • Assess alcohol-affected customers and refuse service
  • Design strategies for harm minimisation
  • Understand compliance and enforcement


Develop the personal attributes that help you get ahead:

  • Customer-service and interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • An interim certificate to serve, sell and supply alcohol in a licensed premises in NSW, as well as other states and territories

Career opportunities:

  • Bar staff
  • Wait staff
  • Hospitality worker
  • Winery, brewery and distillery cellar-door staff


Completing this course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and qualification to serve, sell and supply alcohol in a licensed premises in NSW.


Sorry, this course is not currently open for enrolments.

Course details

People who are successful in this course:

  • Have customer service, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Can work as part of a team and collaborate to achieve goals
  • Have time management and the ability to prioritise

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In this course you will undertake:

  • Theory-based knowledge assessments
  • Role plays

The Statement of Attainment for Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) provides the mandatory training, required by Liquor & Gaming NSW, you need to serve, sell or supply alcohol in NSW.

You will learn strategies to:

  • Help customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • Check customer identification and refuse service to people under the age of 18 years
  • Recognise when customers are intoxicated and refuse service

TAFE NSW is known for delivering up-to-date theory along with relevant, in-demand skills to ensure you are job-ready.

The learning resources for this course are based on current NSW liquor licensing legislation and their application in todays work environments.

Study online, in a TAFE NSW classroom or in your workplace. This course is theory-based with no requirement for a simulated work environment to achieve the outcome.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor

The food and beverage services sector is one of the highest employing sectors in Australia.

The hospitality industry has been steadily growing over the past five years at approximately 1.9%, with the growth attributed to factors such as growing foodie culture, population growth and an increase in consumer demand.

Employment in the hospitality industry is expected to increase by 12.1% in the next five years which means an additional 91,000 jobs. This course will prepare you for employment in this growing and global sector.

The hospitality industry is growing and so are community expectations for how alcohol is served and supplied.
Government regulations around the responsible service of alcohol means an RSA qualification is becoming increasingly important to work in the food and beverage sector.

  • Short Course
  • Nationally Recognised Training
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