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Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Victoria (via zoom virtual class)


6.5 Hours


10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Includes a half an hour lunch break


You will be provided with login details to access a package of training resources

A working camera and audio are necessary for the duration of the class; phones are not recommended

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

What You Learn

Best practice strategies for responsible service, harm minimisation and duty of care and your legal responsibilities

An understanding of the Victorian liquor industry , benefits of responsible service, underage, packaged liquor, functions and dealing with problem patrons

Skills and knowledge necessary to contribute a safe and enjoyable environment in licensed premises.

What You Get

Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol once course has been completed

Official VCGLR RSA Certificate (PDF) once course has been completed

Materials to Bring

USI Number

Note pad and pen for notetaking

Photo identification to be shown (i.e. driver's license, passport, Keypass, Proof of Age card, etc)

Dress Code

Neat casual

Places Remaining
Date Monday, 27 Sep 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Online Delivery via Zoom Virtual classes
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Date Wednesday, 29 Sep 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Online Delivery via Zoom Virtual classes
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The VCGLR branded RSA certificate is the only certificate recognised by the VCGLR.

This course applies to any staff in Victoria working where alcohol is sold or served, including all types of hospitality, tourism and events venues. packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries.

This training is via Zoom and covers the following:

how to recognise and professionally deal with intoxicated customers and underage persons creation of safe and social atmospheres' at venues  an understanding of liquor licensing requirements of staff enabling course participants to be industry ready and confident

SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell of serve alcohol, and covers RSA skill and knowledge requirements common across Australia.  In some cases after completion of this unit, some jurisdictions liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address the specific differences  between states and territories.

RSA Training is mandatory for licensees and staff selling, offering or serving liquor for general, on-premises, late night and packaged liquor licenses.


You will be assessed on:

active participation  role play demonstration -you are expected to demonstrate, measure and pour, standard drinks or samples according to industry requirements; this can be completed via Zoom or video submission of demonstration answering questions online

Please download and save all these training resources to your desk top, or you may print them off

how to use the RSA workbook (instructions) RSA workbook SITHFAB002 training manual breaches under the Liquor Control Reform Act factsheet responsible liquor advertising and promotions factsheet role play (x3)

Via Zoom Class hints-

To enrol in RSA training via zoom please note you will need the following: The trainer needs to have visual and audio confirmation of your presence in the course; it requires two way oral and visual communication between students and the trainer. As via zoom class requirements, it is a pre-requisite for you to be seen and heard, so you will need a working camera and a microphone on your device; (lap top, Pc , or tablet). Video capability enables you to be observed by the trainer, undertaking assessments (as per VCGLR requirements). The microphone capability is needed as the trainer may ask you questions, and will be seeking your verbal/ spoken responses (as per VCGLR requirements). Please address these microphone and a camera requirements by testing your devices prior to joining the training session. We appreciate punctuality. Via Zoom RSA runs for 6.5 hours. You will need 6.5 hours stable, unlimited, continues  internet access. Suitable equipment for a course of this duration; a mobile phone is not recommended, as this type of training drains a lot of power on your phone.

Please note; from 1st of July 2021  the only recognised RSA course in Victoria will be the nationally accredited RSA training course SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.

Official VCGLR RSA Certificate (PDF) and Statement of Attainment will be sent when participant has completed entire course, including video submission (bar pour standard drinks demonstration).

The VCGLR RSA certificate is valid for three years.