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RSA Course NSW

Classroom or Online

The Responsible Service of Alcohol (SITHFAB002-Provide responsible service of alcohol) otherwise known as RSA is delivered by BarMax in either classroom (face to face) format or online format.

Both forms of delivery provide exactly the same eligibility for a NSW Photo Competency Card as issued by Liquor and Gaming NSW (L&GNSW).
Whereas the Classroom format will take 1 day, the online format allows for self paced learning in the location of your choosing with additional requirements to validate your identity with a certified copy of Photo ID (see example) and a completed ‘Statutory Declaration’ form.
Note: Students on a student visa (subclass 500) are not eligible for enrolment. 

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Can I work straight after completing my course?

Once you have successfully completed and passed your course it will take between 24 and 48 hours for you to receive your ‘interim certificate’. This certificate will enable you to work on licenced premises for 90 days. During this time you must apply for your Photo Competency Card or you wont be able to work after the 90 days are expired until you apply for your card using the Interim certificate supplied.

How do I get my Photo Competency Card?

You can apply for the Liquor and Gaming NSW Photo Competency Card at participating  Service NSW outlets when you present your interim certificate and 100 points of identification.

The card cost of $85 is included in the course cost.

For more information about applying for the L&GNSW Photo Competency Card, please click on link: PHOTO CARD INFO


What will I learn?

  • Understand and comply with the legal responsibilities associated with the service of alcohol and Harm Minimisation in New South Wales
  • Define a standard drink and understand their strengths
  • Understand the effects of alcohol on the community and individuals
  • Recognise the levels of intoxication of customers
  • Details strategies and exhibit skills in the prevention and detection of minors on licensed premises, to prevent underage drinking
  • Detail strategies and exhibit skills in the effective prevention or control of intoxication, or potentially violent or offensive behaviour customers
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods employed in training to improve customer service and comprehension of the new focus on alcohol service
  • Improve internal communication skills to enhance control and monitoring for improved focus on customer’s welfare
  • Improve communication with patrons in order to competently advise options available

RSA Course locations in NSW

Weekly training of the RSA, RCG, Bar are conducted in the below locations;

    • Broadway in Sydney, (Courses currently not available at this venue)
    • Liverpool,
    • Ourimbah on the Central Coast,
    • Hamilton in Newcastle,
    • Wollongong,
    • and also regional areas.

Statements of Attainment

‘Statements of Attainment’ will be issued by Tertius Training Pty Ltd –  provider number 41242.  These may be used as an RSA for working on licenced premises in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

RSA Student Course notes, Student Handbooks and the Course Information Booklet

Please visit our downloads section on our website where you will find copies of the RSA course notes, Student Handbook, and Course Information booklet. The Student Information Handbook contains the policies and procedures that are relevant to your course.

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