RSA Brisbane

Completing Your RSA in Brisbane

Attaining your RSA-Qld is compulsory if you are working in a licensed premises and serving alcohol in Brisbane. There are no specific RSA-Brisbane certificate courses available, however if you plan on working in the state of Queensland, specifically in Brisbane, then obtaining your RSA-Qld certificate is essential. Furthermore, the certificate and training providers must be approved by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).

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Where Can You Complete Your RSA Course in Brisbane?

There are quite a few RSA training providers in Brisbane so we did some research for you to ensure you found one that is recognised by the government. This training provider is accredited by the necessary authorities and offers face to face training and is also one of the less expensive courses offered in Brisbane. We also found an online trainer for you as well if you would prefer to complete the course online.

If you want to do face to face training We recommend you check out this particular Brisbane Training Provider as you will know that the certificate you receive will be recognised by the licensing authorities in Queensland. Or if you want to complete your RSA Online then check out this Online Training Provider.

What Is Involved in an RSA Course?

The course and certification aims to provide staff with the knowledge and skills to work in licensed premises, and to ensure they provide a safe and enjoyable environment for their patrons. More specifically, the course aims to teach employees how to:

  • Deal with difficult and/or intoxicated patronsRSA in Brisbane
  • Understand facts relating to alcohol
  • Define a standard drink
  • Prevent intoxication of customers
  • Refuse alcohol to minors
  • Improve atmosphere of the venue

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Do You Have To Get A Queensland RSA

Certificate to Work in Brisbane?

It is compulsory that all staff working in licensed premises in Brisbane that are supplying alcohol have a current QLD RSA certificate. This includes the licensee and any staff member involved in the supply of liquor; including but not limited to floor staff, bartenders, approved managers and room service staff.

Please Note: A Nationally recognised RSA Certificate is NOT accepted in Brisbane or anywhere in Queensland.

How much Will A Qld RSA Course Cost?

You can expect to pay between $70-$120 for your RSA QLD course. This will depend on the amount of research you do, and the location of doing the course.

What If I Am Under the Age of 18?

If you want to gain employment in a bar or in licensed premises in Brisbane, you are able to do so before you are 18 years of age. According to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation Liquor Act 1992 the Act allows for minors to work at licensed premises and the act does not set a minimum age limit. This does not mean that all employees will hire people under the age of 18. You must contact the employee you wish to work for and see if they hire staff under the age of 18 to serve alcohol.


How Long Do I Have

To Complete The

QLD RSA Training?

As of 1stJanuary 2009, any employee supplying liquor must obtain an RSA certificate within 30 days of commencing employment.

When Does A RSA Certificate Expire if You’re

Working In Brisbane?

A Queensland RSA certificate is valid for 3 years. After the expiration date, you will be required to do another approved RSA training course.

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About Jaimee

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.