The Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate is required by law to provide
a duty of care to patrons in liquor licensed venues such as bars, pubs, hotels, restaurants,
cafés and bottle-shops in Australia.

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Training providers must be approved by NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) and accredited by Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver this training course.


CourseResponsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
Time : One day course
Locations : Blacktown, Campbelltown, Castle Hill, St Marys and Wollongong

Course description:

  • Completing this course allows you to work in licenced venues across NSW
  •  The Catch Training one day face to face ‘Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol’ (RSA) training course provides hotel, bar and club staff with the knowledge and awareness required to responsibly sell, serve and supply alcohol within licensed venues in NSW.

Course outcome:

  • Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an interim RSA certificate that allows them to work immediately in licensed venues across NSW (except for the Kings Cross sector in Sydney. You will need to wait until you have your photo-card).
  • You will need to present the interim certificate and 100 points of identification at a NSW Service Centre or RMS Office where you will be able to obtain your photo-card.
    You can look up your closest location with the Service NSW centre locator.
    The fee for the photo-card is included in your CATCH training fee, therefore you will have nothing further to pay to collect your photo-card.
  • Your card is valid for five years and serves as proof that you have completed the necessary course to work in a licensed venue.

Unit of competency:

  • Successful participants will receive a National Statement of Attainment in ‘SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol’ as part of SIT20213 Certificate II in Hospitality.

Entry requirements:

  • There are no specified entry requirements for this training program, however you must be 18 years of age to work in a licensed venue in NSW.

Course content:

  • Legislation affecting the service of alcohol
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines
  • How can you responsibly serve alcohol to prevent intoxication?

Assessment requirements:

  • To pass the Responsible Service of Alcohol course you will need to complete a written and practical assessment.  However no pre-course revision is required as your Catch trainer will teach you everything you need to know on the day.

What to bring:

  • One form of photo identification. Ideally an Australian driver’s licence or your passport.
  • Blue or black pen.
  • Please arrive 15-minutes before the scheduled start time.