A licensee must not allow a person to serve liquor on licensed premises unless the person -
- has successfully completed an "approved course" - (RSA training course); or
- has been an employee of the licensee for less than 3 months and is –
- undertaking a RSA training course; or
- formally enrolled in a RSA training course to be held within three months of commencing employment.
An "approved course" means a course of instruction or training in the service of liquor, approved by the Commissioner.
The Commissioner recognises courses that deliver the national competency "SITHFAB201 - Provide responsible service of alcohol" conducted by an RTO.
RSA training provides licensees, liquor serving staff and security employees with knowledge and awareness about the responsible service and consumption of liquor in premises where liquor is sold.
A person applying to hold a liquor licence is required to undertake RSA training unless exempted by the Commissioner for Licensing. Exemptions may be granted for special liquor licence applicants in certain circumstances.