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Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

National Course Code: SITSS00055

TAFE NSW Course Number: SITSS00055-V01

Nominal Hours: 6

Full Fee: $165

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  • Nationally Recognised Training

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
  • A licence 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.


Course Sample


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 6 hours of online study, each week for the recommended study period.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.


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.


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

Once you complete your RSA training, you will receive an interim certificate. This certificate is valid for 90 days and allows you to work immediately.

To get your NSW RSA competency card:

  • Present your interim certificate 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

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.

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • do NOT hold a current RSA Photo Competency Card or,
  • hold a card that has been expired for more than 28 days

Learners wanting to renew the RSA Competency Card please visit:

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • access to a computer, printer, software programs and Internet

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

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.

SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:


Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

You will be provided with a NSW Dept. of Industry RSA interim certificate on successful course completion
All learning materials and assessments are online
Students need to complete two assessments one of which is a roleplay which can be completed with a teacher via skype or submitted as a video.

Course cost: $165

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.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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