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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 qualifies you 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.


Step into the world of hospitality, and through 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • The ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Good communication skills
  • A positive, can-do attitude


Completing this course provides you with:

  • 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


Take your career further with a TAFE NSW hospitality pathway:

  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Considering another study pathway? Discover the full range of TAFE NSW courses on offer.

Career opportunities:

  • Bartender
  • Food and beverage attendant
  • Cafe attendant
  • Function attendant
  • Restaurant manager

This course is superseded.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.

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

This course is superseded

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