RSA Course Learning Modules

The RSA Course Learning Modules

If you are considering of having a career in the hospitality industry of Australia, specifically within licensed premises that involves alcohol distribution and consumption, a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course is a must for you.  The RSA course is an indispensable training program that is meant to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need in serving alcoholic beverages or liquor within your ‘duty of care”, the liquor licensing regulations and RSA standards.

The RSA course training covers a range of learning modules which will then be assessed through a multiple-choice examination.  These modules entail key lessons that must be followed while at the workplace.  It is important for a person to obtain his or her RSA certificate within 30 days after employment.

The following are the various topics you will learn during the course:

  • Proper definition of a standard drink and the accurate measurement of drinks to serve to consumers.  Liquor licensing regulations are strict in imposing a controlled amount of alcohol to be served in different glass sizes.  Serving more alcohol that the standard measurement may come with penalties and fines.
  • The different types of alcoholic beverages available in the market, their strengths and alcohol content. Knowing the strength and alcohol content of typical alcoholic drinks can help you control the intake of your customers by easily regulating the quantity of alcohol you serve to them.
  • Harmful effects of alcohol to our body.  During the RSA course, you will know what and how alcohol will affect our health and our body.  The different states of inebriation shall also be discussed which can help you make wiser decisions on the appropriate amount of alcohol you can serve to your customers.
  • Alcoholism or alcohol abuse and how it affects the community.  The discussions regarding the negative effects of alcohol on the community will help you become better and more conscientious as a citizen of Australia.
  • Proper recognition of an impaired or intoxicated consumer.  To be able to prevent excessive alcohol consumption among your customers, it is a must for you to know how to identify and determine if your customers are already intoxicated, impaired or not.  An indispensable learning module of the RSA course which is certainly included in classroom-based training or online.

The RSA certificate that you will obtain from your chosen reputable training provider will not only educate you with the knowledge and skills that can help you be more efficient in your work while being guided by your legal obligations and “duty of care”, how to deal with your customers, and the appropriate way of serving alcohol in your workplace, but overall, it will help you become a better and conscientious Australian citizen.  Knowing how to regulate the alcohol consumption of your customers, the best ways of dealing with patrons and the effects of alcohol in your body and in the community, you are now all set to obtain a job in one of the numerous licensed venues in Australia.

Why wait to get employed before obtaining your RSA certificate if you can get it now! Choose your state on our main RSA Course page and we will explain everything you need to know about completing your RSA.

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.