RSA QLD Course

SITHFAB021 – Provide responsible service of alcohol - QLD

A Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate is an essential qualification for anybody who works in the hospitality industry in Australia. Holding an RSA certification is a legally mandatory requirement to not only serve alcohol but to work on any premises that provide alcohol as a service. A waiter who works at a licensed restaurant needs an RSA as much as a bartender does.

Skills Training College is among Australia’s top approved training providers. We provide nationally accredited RSA training with a same-day RSA certification. Our registered training organisation is fully accredited and recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Our RSA course provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a rewarding career in the hospitality industry.

Being able to serve alcohol responsibly is a vital skill in countless hospitality venues all over Australia. To receive an RSA is to obtain acceptable proof you know how to safely provide alcohol anywhere. Once you’ve successfully completed an RSA the career opportunities before you are almost endless.

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Skills Training College’s Responsible Service of Alcohol course (RSA) teaches students everything they need to safely serve alcohol to customers in any licensed premises in Australia. During their course students will gain a variety of new skills and knowledge on alcohol principles. By the end of their course, students will know how to assist customers by being able to:

  • Understand their legal responsibilities when it comes to serving alcohol
  • Comply with organisational or house requirements
  • Know importance the size of a standard drink and the appropriate limits
  • Comply with food safety requirements
  • Identify customers and their emotional and physical state
  • Assess intoxication levels of alcohol affected customers in a professional manner
  • Assess alcohol affected customers and recognise erratic drinking patterns
  • Utilise appropriate methods for refusing service while maintaining professional standards
  • Use appropriate communication to deliver a verbal warning and other conflict resolution skills
  • Advise customers and provide accurate information on drinks
  • Encourage customers offer non alcoholic beverages

After successful completion of your course you’ll be awarded your RSA statement of attainment. This shows you know how to provide responsible service and supply alcohol at any organisation in Australia’s hospitality industry.


Price: $99
Delivery: Blended (In-person & Online)
Duration: 4 Hours (In-person) + Self-paced online learning


Skills Training College’s RSA course is delivered entirely in person from one of our QLD training locations.

Training takes place over a single, four hour session, at the end of which students receive their same-day RSA certification.

Learning materials include lectures, presentations, reading, and written exercises. The day ends with a written assessment that tests your RSA knowledge. Upon successful completion, students are then awarded with their nationally accredited RSA certificate.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer online training and there are no QLD online RSA courses.


Skills Training College’s RSA course is open to all students, both domestic and international. There are virtually no prerequisites to enrol in our course. However, students must meet several minimum requirements, including the following:

  • All students must be at least 18 years of age prior to enrolling. This is because the minimum age to serve alcohol in Australia is 18. Students will be required to provide identification documents on the day to prove they’re capable to perform responsible alcohol service.

  • Students must possess a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.

  • Students must posses basic English literacy and numeracy skills in order to engage with the in-class readings and understand the size of a standard drink.


Skills Training College’s RSA training course is available for a one time fee of $99 per student.

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A career in hospitality begins with earning a fully accredited RSA certificate. book a QLD Responsible Service of Alcohol course today and open the door to a brand new, rewarding career.


A Responsible Service of Alcohol certification is essential to work at an licensed premises or hospitality venues in Australia. This includes anywhere that holds a liquor licence, such as liquor stores, RSL clubs, nightclubs, restaurants, and anywhere that serves alcohol. Following are some of the career paths that you can expect to follow once you’ve completed a course and earned your Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate:

The possibilities that come with completing an RSA course are almost limitless. The qualification is so versatile it can help you get your foot in the door of just about any organisation and begin countless careers. From there, you can easily move into management positions or even start your own establishment. See for yourself where an RSA can take you.

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Skills Training College has training facilities across Australia providing high-quality training and education to domestic and international students. This CRICOS registered security course is offered at the following Skills Training College training facilities:


Nestled right in the heart of Brisbane, our Brisbane RSA training hub is easily accessible. Plenty of public parking is just a short stroll away, ensuring a convenient experience for you.


Nestled in the middle of Southport on the Gold Coast, Queensland, our RSA training venue offers convenient public parking just and easy access to public transport.


Located in the heart of Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, our RSA training venue offers convenient public parking options nearby, and public transport access readily available.


The legislation behind Responsible Service of Alcohol training differs from state to state.

An RSA never expires when it has been earned in Queensland. However, you will still need to take an RSA bridging course in order to transfer it to another state, after which it will adopt that state’s limitations.

RSA legislation changes from time to time, meaning that RSA certificates. It’s always best to check with your state or territory legislation, check your Australian government department website.

While an RSA certificate is a nationally recognised statement of attainment, it is not valid outside of the state it was earned in. Unfortunately, there is no universal interstate RSA qualification in Australia.

Yes, most of the time it is possible to transfer your RSA qualification to another state. This is known as RSA bridging. Depending on the state and territory legislation of the area you are transferring to, you may simply be able to apply online, but in other instances taking a separate, RSA bridging course may be necessary.

No, there is no online RSA training or online course. Online courses for RSA are not present anywhere in Australia and cannot be completed online.

As there is no RSA online training, it must be completed in person with a nationally accredited training organisation such as Skills Training College. The different gambling and liquor regulation laws between each state prevent an online training or an online RSA course from being a possibility.

This again depends on which state you earned your RSA in. However, depending on some state’s government legislation, such as NSW, you can lose your RSA if your break liquor laws. Check your local state or territory legislation online for further information.

If you lose your RSA statement of attainment you can request a new one. Depending on your state or territory, you will either need to contact the state’s governing RSA body or the registered training organisation with whom you completed your RSA.

An RSA qualification suits anyone who works in the hospitality industry, and there are plenty of beneficial courses that can be earned through our registered training organisation.

Any other qualification which relates to hospitality suits an RSA, and can easily further anyone’s hospitality career. A few examples of other courses include: