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Licensees' First Step / New Entrant - Face to Face Training -On Campus


6 Hours


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Please Note: William Angliss Institute is committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff and are currently adhering to the government guidelines.

- Registration upon arrival and signing out on departure for all students and visitors is required.

- When on campus, all students and staff will be required to adhere to social distancing.

If you feel unwell, please stay and home and contact us immediately to reschedule your class.


A good understanding of written and spoken English is required to undertake this course.

What You Learn

Best practice in managing licensed premises.

The legislative environment for liquor licensees.

Understanding your liquor licence.

What You Get

A Certificate of Completion on the day.

The knowledge of liquor law and licensee obligations under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998

Materials to Bring


Photo Identification (ie. drivers license, passport, etc).

Dress Code

Neat Casual

Most new liquor licence applicants are required to complete Licensees' First Step (New Entrant Training), a Full day course. Liquor Licence applicants who have not completed the RSA course will be required to attend the RSA course as well as the Licensees' First Step training.

The aim of Licensees' First Step is to provide an overview of Victorian liquor licensing laws and associated issues. This will enable licensees to comply with their legal obligations and contribute to minimising alcohol-related harm in the community.

The course content includes:

  • Purpose of Victoria's liquor laws
  • Role of the regulatory authorities
  • Understanding / interpreting liquor licence requirements
  • Common offences
  • Managing best practice
  • Licensee forums and accords

Please note: A good understanding of written and spoken English is required to undertake this course.