The RSA is the Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. Having your RSA certificate is mandatory and permits you to work anywhere alcohol is served and sold. This includes bars, clubs, restaurants, licensed cafes, events and bottle shops.
Each state in Australia has its own legislation
RSA from NSW is also accepted in
RSA from Victoria RSA is also accepted in
RSA from Queensland is also accepted in:
RSA from Western Australia is also accepted in
If the details on your interim certificate appear incorrectly and you have not yet applied at Australia Post Office for your competency card please click here to complete the Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing (OLGR) interim certificate amendment form. http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/pdfs/photocard/CC0300_Interim_certificate_amendment.pdf
Please do not use this form if you have already applied for your competency card. To change your name on the card please click here to complete the replacement card form. http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/pdfs/photocard/replacement_comp_card.pdf
You can lodge the application form by:
You will learn your responsibilities for the service and sale of alcohol. Including strategies for reducing harm caused by too much alcohol consumption.
The sale of alcohol in Australia is authorised by the state governments. Each state has its own legislation for the sale of alcohol.
No it’s theoretical. You do not learn how to make drinks in the RSA.
Sydney CBD (Opposite Central Station)
787 George St Haymarket
(02) 9211 9779
Parramatta RSA (near Westfield)
3/124 Marsden St Parramatta
(02) 9689 3007
Melbourne RSA (near Victoria St Markets)
144 Peel St North Melbourne
(03) 9329 6550
Brisbane RSA (near Fortitude Valley station)
Shop 18/115 Wickham St Fortitude Valley
(07) 3257 2001
518 Murray St Perth
(08) 9486 4771
Yes short answer questions, multiple choice questions and role play.
Both written and practical assessment
To find a job it helps to have your RCG (Responsible Conduct of Gaming) as well as your RSA. Most pubs, clubs and hotels have poker machines and will require you to have both the RSA & RCG.
If you apply for a job with only your RSA and no bar experience/skills, the employer will most likely tell you they require staff who already have bar skills and they do not have the time to teach you how to make all the drinks and cocktails. They want someone with practical bar skills who can begin working immediately. Our Bar Skills course is non-accredited course and you will receive a certificate of attendance after course completion.
By having your Coffee skills as well as your RSA you will have many more job opportunities. Most cafes and restaurants are alcohol licensed and therefore require the barista to hold the RSA. Similarly most pubs, clubs, hotels bars, have espresso machines. They therefore require the bar staff to have the coffee skills as well as the RSA.
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