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.
An "approved course" means a course of instruction or training in the service of liquor, approved by the Commissioner.
Recognised RSA courses
The Commissioner has determined that he will recognise:
RSA courses from any Australian jurisdiction that deliver the Australian Skills Quality (ASQA) accredited national competency:
All previous versions (SITHFAB002, SITHFAB201, SITHFAB009A, THHBFB09A and THHBFB09B); and
Any future versions (subject to Liquor and Gaming Branch review);
RSA certification from any other Australian regulator; and
RSA certification issued by an Australian entity prior to the commencement of the national competency framework (ie. prior to 1998).
Liquor licence obligations (venue)
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:
- RSA courses that deliver the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) accredited national competency and are conducted by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved by the Commissioner to deliver courses in responsible serving of alcohol with Tasmanian content:
- SITHFAB021 (conditional on the training requiring evidence of performance through practical assessment of RSA skills);
- All previous versions (SITHFAB002, SITHFAB201, SITHFAB009A, THHBFB09A and THHBFB09B);
- Any future versions (subject to Liquor and Gaming Branch review); and
- RSA certification issued by a Tasmanian entity prior to the commencement of the national competency framework (ie. prior to 1998).
The Commissioner advises recognised RTOs of any changes to Tasmanian liquor legislation and policy to ensure participants gain the required understanding of Tasmanian requirements for 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.
Liquor Licensees recording obligations
Licensees are required, in accordance with section 46A of the
Liquor Licensing Act 1990
, to retain a copy of the RSA certificate issued to any staff member involved in the sale and service of liquor, or evidence of a staff member's enrolment in an approved course.
Notice under section 46A
Training organisations delivering RSA
WARNING : The following website does NOT deliver an RSA course that is approved in Tasmania: https://rsaonlinenow.com.au/
If you have undertaken an RSA course with this organisation, you will NOT be able to use that certification to work in Tasmania and will be required to complete an accredited course.
The following list of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are registered with the Commissioner for Licensing to deliver courses in responsible serving of alcohol. This list is made available for convenient contact for industry and public to co-ordinate and book training.
This RSA training is delivered to the student cohort only and is not delivered to the general public.
|Guilford Young College - RTO 1129
|Tasmanian Secondary Colleges - RTO 60100
Updated 1 November 2017