Responsible Service of Alcohol

Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA)


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, in aggregate, less than 3 months and is - 

      (i) undertaking an approved RSA training course; or
      (ii) formally enrolled in an approved RSA training course that is scheduled to start within 3 months from the day on which the person is permitted to serve the liquor. The RSA training course is to be held within 3 months of commencing employment.


Seller and server of liquor
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 from any Australian jurisdiction that deliver the national competency 'SITHFAB002- Provide responsible service of alcohol' or its earlier versions SITHFAB201 and SITHFAB009A, conducted by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Liquor licence holder and those applying to hold a liquor licence
An "approved course" means a course of instruction or training in the service of liquor, approved by the Commissioner.

To ensure that those who have effective control for the sale and service and consumption of liquor at a licensed premises understand the Tasmanian laws in relation to the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 the Commissioner has determined that he will recognise courses that deliver the national competency 'SITHFAB002- Provide responsible service of alcohol' or its earlier versions SITHFAB201 and SITHFAB009A, conducted by an RTO approved by the Commissioner for Licensing to deliver courses in responsible service of alcohol with Tasmanian content.

These RTOs receive regular updates on legislation and policy from the Commissioner and as a result, participants gain the required understanding of Tasmanian legislation in relation to the sale and service of liquor.

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.

Please click here for a Fact Sheet and a sample copy of the Register (195Kb).  

Training organisations delivering RSA

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
Delivery MethodContactWebsite
Access All Areas Training - RTO 52312Classroom and Online1300 287 554www.accessallareastraining.com.au
Arrow Training Services - RTO 6127Online1300 496 337www.onlinersa.com.au
Asset Training: Hobart region - RTO 60083Classroom(03) 6244 6642www.asset-training.com
Australian Club Training - Urban E-Learning - RTO 31973Online1300 362 226www.urbanelearning.com
Australian Employment and Training Solutions - RTO 21912Classroom1300 002 387www.aets.net.au
Australian Hotels Association (WA) - RTO 4748Online(08) 9321 7701www.ahawa.asn.au
Aveling - RTO 50503Online(08) 9379 9999www.aveling.com.au
Clubs WA Inc - RTO 6226Online1300 640 616www.hospitalityalliancetraining.edu.au
Eclipse Vale Pty Ltd - RTO 32252Online(03) 9005 5981www.eclipseeducation.com.au
Franklyn Scholar: State-wide - RTO 6639Online(03) 9912 1000www.franklynscholar.edu.au
Galaxy Training Australia - RTO 40698Online(07) 3062 7222www.galaxytraining.com.au
Hospitality Institute of Australasia - RTO 30957Online1300 776 728www.hia.edu.au
Industry Link Training: Hobart region - RTO 60177Classroom(03) 6231 0677http://www.treasury.tas.gov.au/icons/ecblank.gif

www.industrylink.edu.au/

Outside the Square Solutions - RTO 40715Classroom(03) 6432 3336www.outsidethesquaresolutions.net.au
People Plus Education - RTO 4011Classroom(03) 6234 3337www.peopleplusaustralia.com.au
RGIT Australia - RTO 22088Classroom1800 844 866www.rgit.edu.au
Salvation Army Training Plus - RTO 21186Classroom1300 335 627www.employmentplus.com.au/training-plus
Surf Life Saving SA - RTO 40110Classroom0407 253 984http://www.treasury.tas.gov.au/icons/ecblank.gif

www.slst.asn.au

TasTAFE - State-wide - RTO 60142Classroom and Online1300 655 307
info@tastafe.tas.edu.au
www.tastafe.tas.edu.au 
The Training and Business Company: Hobart region - RTO 60101Classroom(03) 6228 3555www.tandbc.com.au
Train to Gain - RTO 22361Online0428 515 356http://www.treasury.tas.gov.au/icons/ecblank.gif

https://www.rsaeducation.com.au

WISE Employment: Statewide - RTO 6653Classroom1800 685 105www.wiseemployment.com.au
Work & Training Ltd: Launceston region and Ulverstone - RTO 1126Classroom1300 309 675www.work-training.com
Workforce Development - RTO 60103Classroom(03) 6431 9110www.workforcedevelop.com.au

 

This RSA training is delivered to the student cohort only and is not delivered to the general public.            

Tasmanian CollegesDelivery Method
Guilford Young College - RTO 1129Classroom
Tasmanian Secondary Colleges - RTO 60100Classroom

 Updated 1 November 2017                                                                                                                            

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