SITHFAB009A Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

(Domestic Students)

$110 for a limited time!


Who Should Study this Course?

This course, commonly referred to as RSA, is aimed at people wishing to obtain positions in the sale or service of alcohol in NSW. It is relevant to anyone with customer contact on licensed premises (such as pubs, clubs, hotels, bottle shops, licensed cafes, restaurants and caterers) including bar staff, security staff, waitpersons and reception, retail sales and flight attendants.

A harm minimisation approach is central to compliance with liquor licensing legislation which imposes obligations on all licensed venues to participate in the management of public safety through the responsible sale and service of alcohol. The course is consequently designed to provide students with an understanding of liquor legislation in NSW and to develop the skills, knowledge and awareness required to serve alcohol in a responsible manner.

Students will be progressively developed to:

  • Identify customers to whom service may be refused
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic beverages responsibly
  • Assist customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • Assist alcohol affected customers

Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol training delivery focuses on the following key areas:

  • The impact of alcohol abuse and misuse on the community
  • Harm minimisation provisions of the licensing laws
  • ID checking and strategies to prevent underage drinking
  • Standard drinks and Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
  • Indicators & strategies for preventing intoxication
  • Dangers of binge drinking and drink spiking
  • Implementation of House Policies and industry codes of practice
  • Safe transport options
  • Statutory & other signage
  • Roles and responsibilities of security staff
  • Industry and employer expectations.

The course is delivered at Unique International College’s Granville campus, located in Sydney Australia, which is situated close to public transport and shops. Alternatively, the course may be conducted on-site at your venue. Please contact us if you wish for the course to be conducted at your venue.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this qualification, candidates may choose to undertake the SITHGAM006A Provide responsible gambling services unit (commonly referred to as RCG) to increase their employment opportunities. Alternatively, candidates may elect to complete the SIT20207 Certificate II in Hospitality qualification.

Graduates will also be eligible for employment in customer contact positions relating to the service of alcohol in venues such as pubs, clubs, hotels, bottle shops, licensed cafes, and restaurants.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisite academic or work experience requirements for this course.

The NSW Liquor and Gaming Regulation requires students to be 18 years of age or older if they are working in a position that involves the service of alcohol and/or gaming operations. This however does not exclude persons under the age of 18 years to undertake this course.


Unique International College is accredited by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority and the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

On successful completion of this course, graduates will receive:

  • Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in SITHFAB009A Provide responsible service of alcohol which is part of the SIT07 – Tourism, Hospitality and Events training package.
  • NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Interim Certificate. The Interim Certificate is used to obtain the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Photo Card.


Course Duration

This course is delivered in 1 day, comprising of 6 hours delivery and a 1 hour break. Classes commence at 8am and conclude at 3pm.

Please note:

  • Students are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to course start time for registration and induction.
  • Timetables are subject to change and may be cancelled if there are an insufficient number of students enrolled in the program. If this is the case, you will be provided with a refund or offered an alternative date to complete the course.




What to Bring?

  • Valid photo ID (Driver’s Licence, NSW Photo Card or Passport only)
  • Pen and paper

Please note: Students who do not bring valid photo ID (Driver’s Licence, NSW Photo Card or Passport only), will not be permitted to commence this course.

Equipment and Materials

All students will be provided with required equipment and materials including the student workbook, which is part of the tuition fees.

Teaching Methods

The program is delivered at our college premises via face to face trainer led theory classes. Delivery of training is through the use of lectures, presentations by industry experts, group activities, pair work, demonstrations and class presentations. Training can also be conducted at your venue. Please contact us if you wish for Unique International College to conduct this course at your venue.


Unique International College is fully equipped with a computer lab, where students have access to networked computers with internet access and the Microsoft Office 2007 package, as well as access to printers and photocopiers. Printing and photocopying is charged at 40 cents per page.

Unique International College training rooms are well equipped with modern audio-visual facilities, including TV’s, VCR’s and data projectors.


Students are required to wear smart attire and inclosed shoes at all times while attending the college.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is summative (competency determined immediately after session delivery). Assessments may include, but are not limited to demonstrations, knowledge tests, interviews, and presentations.

To successfully pass this course, students must:

  • Obtain 100% attendance
  • Obtain a satisfactory result in Task 1 (Role Play and Drink preparation and Service) and Task 2 (Case Study and Knowledge Test)
  • Actively contribute in all discussions and activities

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • No RPL is available for this Unit of Competency, short course program.

Student support services

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) support will be provided in all subjects as part of the normal tuition and assessment activities. The college will organise additional LL&N support if required on a fee-per-service basis.
Access and equity

The College is committed to integrating Access and Equity principles within all the services provided to clients in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986, Racial Discrimination Act 5 1975, NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and Disability Discrimination Act 1992. All our staff members recognise the rights of learners/clients and provide information, advice and support consistent with our mission statement, code of ethics and code of practice.

The college recognises the diverse background of our learners from all over the world. Regardless of cultural, linguistic, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or age all students have the right to study in an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. All learners equally have the right to be treated in a fair and considerate manner while studying at the college.

If at any time students feel that in any way the college is not abiding by this Code of Practice they can report their complaints or grievance to their trainer, Head of Studies or Chief Executive Officer.

Dispute Resolution

For details please refer to our policies and forms page.