RSA Tafe

RSA Tafe Course

RSA Tafe courses are offered in many institutions throughout Australia.  Tafe institutes are the largest government tertiary education and training providers in Australia and a great place to do an RSA course.

Why Do You Have To Do An RSA Tafe Course?

The Australian and State Governments have introduced licensing laws for those that are involved in selling, supplying and serving alcohol. This aims to ensure that those that own, manage and work in licensed  venues have the skills and knowledge to deal with people who are consuming alcohol. The RSA Tafe course allows staff to serve alcohol in licensed premises, without the certificate people caught serving alcohol can face fines from the government.

Who Has To Complete an RSA Tafe Course?RSA Tafe

The requirements of who must complete an RSA Tafe course differs in every state in Australia. In most states the following must complete the RSA certificate.

All staff involved in the supply, sale and service of alcohol – which may include;

  • Bar Staff
  • Floor Staff
  • Promotional Staff
  • Licensees
  • Approved Managers
  • Supervisory Staff
  • Waitresses
  • Volunteers


What If I am Under The

Age of 18?

Can I Still Do An

RSA Tafe Course?

The legal requirements of whether an underage person can gain employment in the liquor industry depends on which state you choose to work in. However you can generally complete an RSA Tafe course if you are under the age of 18 in any state within Australia.

Do You Have To Do An

RSA Tafe Course or Are There Other Training Providers?

The best thing about RSA courses is that there are numerous training providers other than just RSA Tafe courses. Throughout Australia there are training providers in every state and capital city. In some states you can even do the RSA course online – however you must check the particular state requirements as each state has different regulations. Have a look around this site for more information. You can  choose either an RSA Tafe provider or a non-govenment RSA training provider. We have done a little bit of research for you to find some of the cheapest training providers in different cities that are accredited by the necessary authorities, so we recommend you check out our Training Providers page.


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.