RSA Refresher

What Is The RSA Refresher Course?

The RSA Refresher Course provides people with the opportunity to update their knowledge and their certification for a

RSA Refresherpreviously completed RSA course. The course is available in Victoria and allows people who have completed their RSA course in Victoria to renew their certification. It allows people who have completed an RSA course from another state, in conjunction with an RSA Refresher course, to work
and serve alcohol in a licensed venue in Victoria.

Do I Have To Do An

RSA Refresher Course?

It is compulsory for licensees and staff that are subject to mandatory RSA requirements to complete the RSA Refresher course every three years.


How Much Does An RSA

Refresher Cost?

The best thing about the online RSA Refresher course is that it is provided free of charge by Victoria Liquor Licensing.

How Can I Get Access To The

RSA Refresher Course?

In order to complete this course, follow this RSA Refresher Link to The Victorian Department of Justice which provides a link to complete the course.

How Long Will The RSA Refresher Course Take?

It is estimated that it will take approximately 1 hour to complete the course. You do not have to complete the entire course at once. You can start the course and return to complete it at any time.

Why Do We Have To Do An RSA Refresher Course?

It is vitally important for people working in the liquor industry, who are dealing with the safety of patrons in a licensed venue , for both  management and staff, to remain vigilant and aware of the dangers associated with alcohol. As laws change and new practices are introduced, it is imperative that all staff are trained on how to deal with patrons.  This aims to ensure the safety of both themselves and their patrons, and that the venue is upholding their duty of care. By completing an RSA Refresher course, it ensures that licensees and staff have up to date knowledge and tools to understand the effects of alcohol.

What is Covered in the Online RSA refresher?

The RSA Refresher course covers the following topics

  • Facts About Alcohol
  • Intoxication
  • Underage
  • Duty of Care
  • Refusal of Service

It covers a vast amount of material contained in other RSA courses, but aims to provide more up to date information. It looks at what is a standard drink, factors that affect blood alcohol concentration, drink spiking, underage and minors, proof of age, incident log books and other issues pertaining to the service of alcohol.

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.