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 Online and Classroom1300 287 554www.accessallareastraining.com.au
Arrow Training ServicesOnline1300 496 337www.onlinersa.com.au
Asset Training:
Hobart region
Classroom(03) 6244 6642www.asset-training.com
Australian Club Training - Urban E-LearningOnline1300 362 226www.urbanelearning.com
Australian Employment and Training SolutionsClassroom1300 002 387www.aets.net.au
Australian Hotels Association (WA)Online(08) 9321 7701www.ahawa.asn.au
Aveling  Online(08) 9379 9999www.aveling.com.au
Clubs WA IncOnline1300 640 616www.hospitalityalliancetraining.edu.au
Eclipse Vale Pty LtdOnline(03) 9005 5981www.eclipseeducation.com.au
Franklyn Scholar:
State-wide

Online
(03) 9912 1000www.franklynscholar.edu.au
Galaxy Training AustraliaOnline(07) 3062 7222www.galaxytraining.com.au
Hospitality Institute of AustralasiaOnline1300 776 728www.hia.edu.au
Industry Link Training:
Hobart region
Classroom(03) 6231 0677www.industrylink.edu.au/
Nepean Industry Edge TrainingClassroom(03) 9770 1633www.niet.com.au
Outside the Square SolutionsClassroom(03) 6432 3336www.outsidethesquaresolutions.net.au
People Plus EducationClassroom(03) 6234 3337www.peopleplusaustralia.com.au
RGIT AustraliaClassroom1800 844 866www.rgit.edu.au
Surf Life Saving SAClassroom0407 253 984www.slst.asn.au
TasTAFE
State-wide
Classroom
Online
1300 655 307
info@tastafe.tas.edu.au
www.tastafe.tas.edu.au 
The Training and Business Company:
Hobart region
Classroom(03) 6228 3555www.tandbc.com.au
Train to Gain Online0428 515 356www.traintogain.com.au
WISE Employment:
Statewide
Classroom1800 685 105www.wiseemployment.com.au
Work & Training Ltd:
Launceston region and Ulverstone
Classroom1300 309 675www.work-training.com
Workforce Development Classroom(03) 6431 9110www.workforcedevelop.com.au

 

Updated 10 May 2017
                                                                                                                                                                

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