Responsible Service Of Alcohol


This course covers the skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol and to satisfy the requirements for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) under NSW legislation.

Anyone who is interested in the hospitality industry should complete this course to broaden employment opportunities.


Cost: $106 (usually $160 – save 40%)

Pre-requisites: None

Unit Code: SITHFAB002

Valid: New South Wales for 5 years.

Date & Time:

Monday 8:30am – 3:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am – 3:00pm

Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm

Qualification: Competency Card

Why Do You Need An RSA

The RSA course is required for people working in an environment where alcohol is sold or served. Including:

  • Bar staff
  • Cafe staff
  • Bottle shop attendants
  • Licensees
  • Managers
  • Security Officers
  • Event staff
  • Function staff
  • Cruise ship staff

Government Requirements

For any establishment that sells or serves alcohol in NSW, it is a government requirement for their staff to have completed a Liquor and Gaming NSW approved RSA course.

Once you have competed your RSA course, it will be valid for 5 years and will require a refresh after this period.

USI (Unique Student Identifier) Requirement

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

What is a USI?

The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create and
  • stays with you for life

Where do I go to create my USI Number?

For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.


  • Liquor and Gaming NSW interim RSA certificate – valid for 90 days after which your Competency Card must be used
  • Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • An RSA Competency Card

Course Content

During this course, you will learn how to sell and serve alcohol in a responsible fashion. The course will include information about:

  • Legal requirements related to venues, minors and signage
  • Assisting customers to drink within the appropriate limits
  • How to react to alcohol affected customers and identify those whose service should be refused


Throughout the course there will be small role-play activities and a written knowledge test.

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required.


Located in the heart of Bondi Junction, we are less than 2 minutes from the nearest bus and train stops!

Address: Ground Level, 332-342 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction 2022

Train station: Bondi Junction

Buses: 352/355/380/389/440/M40

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