NSW RSA – Sydney

The NSW RSA course is a theory-based course covering the laws and legislation of alcohol in NSW and how to sell and/or serve alcohol responsibly.

The NSW RSA course is mandatory for everyone in NSW involved in the sale and supply of liquor to the public. If you are looking for work in hospitality, such as a bar, hotel, pub, club or restaurant, you will need to complete this NSW RSA course.

RSA training applies to:

  • Licences;
  • Club Secretaries
  • Approved managers;
  • Staff (including those involved in the supply, sale & service of alcohol)
  • Volunteers who have liquor service responsibilities and
  • Security guards


What is involved in the NSW RSA course?

The NSW RSA course is a theory-based course covering 4 modules related to the responsible service of alcohol. These modules are:


  1. Sell or serve alcohol responsibly
  2. Assist customers to drink within appropriate limits
  3. Assess alcohol-affected customers and identify customers to whom sale or service must be refused
  4. Refuse to provide alcohol


How do you complete the NSW RSA Course?

The NSW RSA is only available in the classroom format, not online. You are required to enrol into and complete a 6-hour classroom course with an approved training provider. There are locations available throughout Sydney including

  • Sydney CBD
  • Campbelltown
  • Miranda

The NSW RSA course is conducted on a regular basis throughout the week and is available during daytime and evenings to suit all individuals.


What do I receive on completion of the course?

After completing the NSW RSA course, you will receive two (2) certificates. The first is the Statement of Attainment issued by the Registered Training Organisation (training provider) and can be used for recognition of prior learning if further tertiary study is undertaken in hospitality. The second is the NSW RSA Interim Certificate. This certificate serves as a temporary licence (valid for 90 days) so students can work immediately. The NSW RSA Interim Certificate is also the application for the NSW RSA Photo Competency Card (official licence – valid for 6 years). The NSW RSA Interim Certificate must be taken to a participating Australia Post outlet with 100 points of identification to have the NSW RSA Photo Competency Card processed.


Please ensure this is done well before the 90 day expiry, as the NSW RSA Photo Competency Card can take 3-5 weeks to be posted to you.


How do I book in?

To book in to the NSW RSA course is simple! Visit the Australian Training Solutions (approved training provider) website www.australiantrainingsolutions.com.au, select the date, time and location of the NSW RSA course you would like to attend and finalise the booking details. If you are unsure of which specific course session suits you or would prefer to book in over the phone, call (02) 9286 3566 and the staff at Australian Training Solutions will be more than happy to help!


You also have the option of visiting the Sydney CBD office and booking in person – 602/143 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (across from the Queen Victoria Building, next to Town Hall Station).


To view our upcoming Sydney, Campbelltown or Miranda timetable, please visit www.australiantrainingsolutions.com.au.




Wildstar Management T/A

Australian Training Solutions

602, 143 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000


(02) 9286 – 3566


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