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Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

  • National Course Code: SITSS00055
  • TAFE NSW code: SITSS00055-V01-21OTE-040

Location – TAFE Digital

Attendance

Self paced

Delivery

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

6 Hours per week

Duration

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  • 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.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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 YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that help you get ahead:

  • Customer-service and interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

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

GROW YOUR CAREER

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:

  • that you do NOT hold a current RSA photo Competency Card or,
  • you hold a Card that has been expired for more than 28 days and,
  • you must provide a copy of your current Photo Identification, for example, a Drivers License or Passport

Learners wanting to renew the RSA Competency Card please visit:
https://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/rsarcg-competency-card-online-renewal-now-available

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • access to a computer, printer, software programs and Internet

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 6 hours of online study, over the recommended study period of one week.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner. Your enrolment is valid for 12 months; you study in your own time at your own pace.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are involved in the sale, service, and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises
  • are a Licensee who is ultimately responsible for managing the responsible service of alcohol
  • do not hold an RSA Competency Card or held one that has expired for more than 28 days

If you want to renew your RSA Competency Card visit: https://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/rsarcg-competency-card-online-renewal-now-available.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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 Lynda.com)
  • 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

Your enrolment is valid for 12 months; you study in your own time at your own pace. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable.

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

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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

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

OTEN (Open Training Education Network)
51 Wentworth Rd, Strathfield
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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