A licensee must not allow a person to serve liquor on licensed premises unless the person -
(a) has successfully completed an “approved course” - (RSA training course); or (b) has been an employee of the licensee for less than 3 months and is –
(i) undertaking a RSA training course; or (ii) formally enrolled in a RSA training course to be held within three months of commencing employment.
An “approved course” means a course of instruction or training in the service of liquor, approved by the Commissioner.
The Commissioner has determined that he will recognise courses that deliver the national competency SITHFAB002- Provide responsible service of alcohol conducted by a RTO.
RSA training provides licensees, liquor serving staff and security employees with knowledge and awareness about the responsible service and consumption of liquor in premises where liquor is sold.
A person applying to hold a liquor licence is required to undertake RSA training unless exempted by the Commissioner for Licensing. Exemptions may be granted for special liquor licence applicants in certain circumstances.
Responsible Service of Alcohol Register
To demonstrate compliance with RSA training requirements, licensees must now keep records on the licensed premises in the form of a “Responsible Service of Alcohol Register” and produce those records on demand to the Commissioner or an authorised officer.
The following is a list of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) registered with the Commissioner for Licensing to deliver courses in responsible serving of alcohol. These RTOs receive regular updates on legislation and policy from the Commissioner for Licensing.
This list is made available for convenient contact for industry and public to co-ordinate and book training.
Registered Training Organisation Name and delivery location