RSA Australia

RSA Australia

Responsible Service of alcohol is a very important concept in Australia in the hospitality industry. The Australian and State governments have introduced licensing laws for those involved in selling, supplying and serving alcohol. It is an attempt to educate and train employees in the liquor industry, and help reduce high levels of intoxication and violence that occurs on and around licensed premises.

RSA Australia

Where can you do your RSA in Australia?

There are hundreds of training providers throughout Australia where you can do an RSA course. However, it is important to realize that each state and territory have different legal requirements so you must check what is required of the state you want to work in, otherwise your certificate may not be valid. For specific information click on the state you want to work in and it will provide you with all the information you need to get the right RSA course.

Who Has to Complete an RSA Course?

Depending on which state you want to work in will determine who needs to complete an RSA course. In most states, anyone who is involved in the supply, sale or service of alcohol must participate in a course and receive their certification. This can include bartenders, floor staff, function and event staff, promotional staff, licensees, managers, supervisory staff and volunteers. For more specific information, please follow the link to the state you want to work in.

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Why Do You Have To Complete An RSA Course?

It is imperative that all staff members working for a licensed premises have the tools, and knowledge of their legal responsibilities associated with the service of alcohol.

Completing an RSA course in Australia aims to ensure that staff members understand the following;

  • The effects of alcohol on the body
  • How to deal with difficult and intoxicated patrons
  • Ensuring a safe environment for staff and their patrons
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Importance of RSA in Australia
  • Important facts relating to alcohol

About the Author

Jaimee has spent several years in the hospitality industry, managing licensed venues on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. She knows first hand the importance of staff and managers completing their RSA certificate. Please feel free to ask her any questions you have about working in the hospitality industry or about completing your RSA certification in any state within Australia.