RSA Course Melbourne

Completing an RSA Course in Melbourne…

If your intention is to work in a licensed premises in Victoria, it is compulsory to obtain the RSA-Victoria Certificate as Certificates called “RSA Course Melbourne” do not exist. The Certificate course is necessary as the hospitality industry is based on people enjoying themselves in a safe environment, therefore staff employed in the service of alcohol require the knowledge and skills to ensure the customers welfare is paramount.

All RSA certificate courses aim to train staff to have the tools to handle any issues that may arise in licensed venues. There is an obligation on all staff employed in the supply of alcohol in general or late night license venues, packaged liquor outlets, on-premises suppliers to take an RSA Course to obtain their RSA certificate.

Where Can You Do Your RSA Course in Melbourne?

We recommend you checkout this Melbourne Training Provider. They have numerous training Locations in Melbourne, are accredited by the necessary authorities and are one of the cheapest training providers we could find.

There are quite a few different RSA training providers in Melbourne so we recommend you checkout numerous training providers and make sure the one you chose is accredited by the necessary authorities and offer the best price.

What Does An RSA Course Involve?

An RSA Course includes, but is not limited too:

  • Alcohol related facts and researchRSA Course in Melbourne
  • Skills to deal with inebriated and/or challenging patrons
  • What is considered drinking alcohol to excess
  • Legal context of alcohol related behaviour
  • Ensuring a safe environment for staff and their patrons
  • Improving the atmosphere of the venue.
  • Communication of responsibility of all staff for RSA

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Do You Have to Get A Victorian

RSA Certificate to Work In


It is mandatory for licensed venues to hire RSA trained staff, therefore it is compulsory for all staff who are serving alcohol in a licensed premises to have an accredited Victorian RSA Certificate. It is usually a condition on holding a liquor license.

Please Note: The Certificate called “Nationally Recognised RSA Certificate” is NOT accepted in Melbourne or anywhere in Victoria, nor will an online RSA certification be accepted. A refresher course can be completed online. For more information on refresher courses, please follow this RSA refresher link to another page on this website.

Who Has To Complete an RSA Certificate to work in Melbourne?

The RSA certificate must be undertaken by all staff who are employed to serve, supply and sell alcohol.

This includes:

  • Bar Staff
  • Floor Staff
  • Supervisors
  • Licensees
  • Volunteers

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What If I Am Underage?

You are able to complete your RSA certificate if you are under the age of 18. However, if you want to be employed in a bar, you must be over 18 before you can legally serve alcohol. Checkout this Training provider and they’ll point you in the right direction.

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.