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Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

  • National Course Code: SITSS00055
  • TAFE NSW code: SITSS00055-V01-21WWY-001

Location – West Wyalong Connected Learning Centre - 1 day course

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

07 May 2021

Study Commitment

6 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. When you successfully complete this short course, you will get an interim certificate of competency, so you can use your qualification the same day.


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn:

  • How to provide responsible service of alcohol
  • NSW liquor laws and selling serving or supplying alcohol responsibly
  • About intoxication
  • About secondary sales/supply
  • How to help customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • How to assess alcohol-affected customers and refuse service
  • How to perform an identification check
  • Strategies for harm minimisation
  • Compliance and enforcement


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication


Completing this course will provide 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.


The food and beverage services sector is one of the highest employing sectors in Australia with employment expected to increase by 12.1% in the next five years. This means there will be an additional 91,000 jobs on offer in this exciting industry.

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 that you:

  • Are able to communicate well
  • Have customer service and interpersonal skills

If you need support preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Before your course starts, we will send you a short pre-course reading activity for you to complete so that you can make the most of learning during the course.


It is recommended that you are at least 17 years old on the date of your enrolment in this course. This recommendation is based on industry and training guidelines. If you are under the recommended age and still want to enrol in this course, 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.

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 its 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.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


This is a Part Time, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, for 1 Day.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Prior knowledge of intoxication laws and responsible service of alcohol, and research.

Studying at a TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre means that you dont have to leave your local community to get a first rate education and access elite training, teachers and support services.

Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities. Students can access work booths, group learning rooms, a computer hub, print shop, tech-bar, media lounge, and learning support centre and a creative space to work on ideas for the future.

Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want - in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre


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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Friday 7 May 2021 from 9.00am to 3.30pm at TAFE NSW West Wyalong Connected learning Centre.

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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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

West Wyalong
86 Wootten Street, West Wyalong
Phone 131 601

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