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Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

  • National Course Code: SITSS00055
  • TAFE NSW code: SITSS00055-V01-21MVL-008

Location – Moss Vale


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

05 Nov 2021

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week


1 Day

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol in this course now.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended you have:

  • Communication skills
  • Customer-service skills
  • The ability to complete a short pre-course reading activity which will be sent to you

Important information

You must be at least 17 years old on the date of your enrolment. This is based on industry and training guidelines.

If you are under the recommended age and still want to enrol, or you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


Commonly known as the RSA, the Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol is the mandatory training required to sell, serve or supply alcohol in NSW.

This is regulated by Liquor & Gaming NSW, who have approved TAFE NSW to deliver this training.

Important: you can take this course to become job-ready but you will not be able to serve or sell alcohol until you are 18 years old.

Competency cards

To get your NSW RSA competency card:

  • Present your interim certificate (issued after successful completion of your RSA course) to a Service NSW centre and complete a 100 point identification check
  • Service NSW will post your card to you. You should allow up to one month for delivery
  • Digital competency cards are available via the Service NSW app. Download the app from iTunes or Google Play and follow the prompts

Important: you can take this course to become job ready but you will not be able to serve or sell alcohol until you are 18 years old.

Recognition of NSW RSA 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.


This is a Part Time, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, for 1 Day.


THIS COURSE IS FOR FIRST TIME TRAINING ONLY, YOU CANNOT RENEW YOUR RSA IN THIS COURSE . If you hold a valid competency card that is reaching expiry, Liquor & Gaming NSW will contact you by email and/or SMS about how to renew your card. The reminders begin 90 days before the card expires and are sent to the email address and mobile number you used to apply for your competency card. You must enrol with correct ID and address details as NSW Liquor and Gaming will not issue Competency Card unless details are matched. E.g.: Enrol using all names including middle names and residential address as shown on identification documents. You will be required to provide identification. Please bring photo ID with you on the day you enrol. You must be 17 years or over to access this training.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Friday 5 November 2021 from 9.00am to 3.30pm at TAFE NSW Moss Vale

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Elective Units
Number Title
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

This skill set is for personnel involved in the sale, service, and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises. It also applies to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for managing the responsible service of alcohol.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Moss Vale
Kirkham Street, Moss Vale
Phone 131 601

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