RSA Tasmania

Completing Your RSA Tasmania

It is mandatory for any person who is serving liquor on a licensed premises in Tasmania to complete the RSA Tasmania certificate, or the nationally recognised certificate – SITHFAB009A- Provide responsible service of alcohol. Many websites offer different information that suggest that the National Competency is not accepted in Tasmania. This is outdated information and incorrect. The Department of Treasury and Finance stipulate on a government website that the commissioner has approved this course. Just double check with the training provider you choose, that they have been approved to offer the online course in Tasmania.

Where Can You Complete Your RSA Tasmania or

Nationally Recognised certification?

RSA Tasmania training can be conducted by numerous venues throughout Tasmania, and the National Accreditation can be done online. Make sure you have a look at all the options and compare prices between companies. Ensure you are finding a company that suits your location. Most importantly, you must ensure that the company you choose is approved by the necessary authorities.

Why Do You Have To Complete An RSA

Tasmania Certicate?

It is imperative that staff members who are supplying, serving or selling alcohol on a licensed premises have the skills and knowledge of alcohol consumption, and the effects and legal responsibilities serving liquor entails. The RSA Tasmania course aims to ensure that employees have a good understanding of the following;

  • How to deal with difficult and/or intoxicated patrons RSA Tasmania
  • The benefits of RSA in Tasmania
  • The effects alcohol can have on the body
  • Definition of a standard drink
  • General facts about alcohol
  • Legal responsibilities of licensees and staff
  • Refusal of service to minors
  • The social effects alcohol may have on the community

What Will An RSA Tasmania

Certificate cost?

The cost varies between RSA Tasmania training providers and national accreditation companies. This is why I strongly encourage you to compare companies to get the right price. I would expect that you would pay between $60-$100 to get an RSA certificate in Tasmania. However, this depends heavily on the course location and the company you choose to go with. Just be aware that if the price appears to be too cheap, then they are probably not approved by the necessary authorities. If you want more information on whether the training provider is accredited then post a comment on this page with the training provider you have chosen and one of the staff members will try and find out for you.

Who Has to Complete The RSA Tasmania Certificate?

Any person employed in Tasmania who is serving liquor on a licensed premises must have completed an RSA Certificate. This includes, but is not limited to licensees, management, supervisory staff, bar service staff and floor staff.

What If I Am Under The Age of 18?

If you are under the age of 18 then you can still complete the RSA course however you cannot be employed to serve liquor until you are over the age of 18. For a list of locations throughout Tasmania, please follow this RSA Tasmania training providers link.


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.