Short Courses

Learn with the specialist centre for foods, tourism, hospitality and events.


6 Hours


Please refer to the dates tab above.

The dates for these Licensees' First Step course are at the reopened Lilydale campus.

What You Learn

Understanding your liquor licence.

The legislative environment for liquor licensees.

Best practice in managing licensed premises.

What You Get

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

A Certificate of Completion on the day.

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.

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