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Responsible Service of Alcohol

SITSS00055

This course is a nationally accredited unit - SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

This course equips individuals to serve alcohol responsibly. Certification requirements apply at a state and territory level to individuals involved in the sale, service and promotion of alcohol in licenced premises. Certification in some States relies on the achievement of SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol. 

This course covers Victorian specific requirements and is approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), which allows those who complete the course to work in licensed venues in Victoria.

Who should do this course?

Responsible practices must be undertaken wherever alcohol is sold or served, including where alcohol samples are served during on-site product tastings. This unit, therefore, applies to any workplace where alcohol is sold or served, including all types of hospitality venues, packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries.

The unit applies to all personnel involved in the sale, service and promotion of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants, bar attendants, waiters; liquor sales persons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management.

What does the course cover?

This is mostly a theory based course. The unit covers the skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol. This unit covers the RSA skills and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. As legislative requirements differ across borders, in some cases after completion of the unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences. Please see the 'Certification' section below for more information.

How long does the course take?

This is a self paced online course comprising content and related activities and assessment. It can be completed at your own pace. However, it must be completed within 4 weeks from commencement. 

What certification will students get?

Certification requirements apply at a state and territory level to individuals involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licenced premises. Certification in some States relies on the achievement of SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol.

All participants that complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit with the wording "This unit of competency from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package provides the skills and knowledge for individuals to responsibly sell or serve alcohol."

This course covers Victorian specific requirements and is approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), which allows those who complete the course to work in licensed venues in Victoria.
A VCGLR Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course and must be provided to your employer to work in Victorian licensed venues. Please be aware that: 

  • Any suspicious activity by students undertaking the course will be reported immediately to the VCGLR
  • Any VCGLR certification provided may be void and withdrawn if fraudulent information is provided

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
RSA_Online $120.00