Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (Short Course)
If you want to work in any bar, club, cafe, restaurant or venue that holds a liquor licence and sells alcohol in Victoria, you must hold a valid Victorian RSA certificate.
+ Become certified to sell alcohol
+ Become certified to serve alcohol
+ Duration: 5 hours
+ Cost: $55
Local students Yes
International students Yes
How can I study?
This short course is available to study at our Melbourne CBD campus. You can book online now.
|Location||Date||Cost||Available Places||Book Online|
|MCIE Campus, Level 8, 250 Collins St, Melbourne||14/04/2023 9:00am||$55||9||Book Now|
|MCIE Campus, Level 8, 250 Collins St, Melbourne||28/04/2023 9:00am||$55||9||Book Now|
|MCIE Campus, Level 8, 250 Collins St, Melbourne||12/05/2023 9:00am||$55||9||Book Now|
|MCIE Campus, Level 8, 250 Collins St, Melbourne||26/05/2023 9:00am||$55||9||Book Now|
Face to face course
Convenient CBD location
Course approved by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC)
Course cost $55
5 hours class
Experienced trainers and hospitality experts
There are no pre-requisite units for this course, however as the course is delivered in, and assessments are conducted in English, learners must have the ability to read, write and understand English at a competent level to ensure successful completion.
Get the certification you need to work as a waiter or bartender, or sell liquor in shops, cellar doors and at tastings in Victoria with this nationally recognised short course delivered in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
Legal requirements of the sale and service of alcohol
Duty of care
How to anticipate problems and manage customers
How to assess and monitor intoxication levels
Advising customers on standard drinks and the effects of alcohol
Become certified to sell alcohol
Become certified to serve alcohol
Upon successful completion, statement of attainments will be available for collection from our CBD campus main reception 5 working days from course completion. Your VGCCC RSA certificate will be issued to you on the same day by your trainer (this can be used immediately for working purposes).
Melbourne City Institute of Education utilises competency-based assessment to demonstrate that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by nationally recognised standards. To achieve competency in this course you will need to complete a written and a skills demonstration.
MCIE is accredited by the Director of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulations (VCGLR), to deliver RSA.
In accordance with VCGLR policy, RSA Certificates are awarded to participants who successfully achieve at least 70% on the assessment task. Certificates will be available for collection the next working weekday.
From 1st July 2021, the RSA course in Victoria requires completion of the national unit of competence SITHFAB021 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol. This course will include content that is specific to Victorian liquor laws and is delivered in accordance with those guidelines outlined by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC).
Age at commencement
Learners must be 16 years and older at the time of course commence
A person under the age of 18 can complete an approved RSA training course but must wait until they turn 18 to use it
Students with disabilities
MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this course is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all course requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustment where applicable.
All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Students are required to have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system.
Click book online and select a date from our available class dates on this page
Complete your personal details and make a payment
Follow the prompts in your confirmation email
Participants who arrive after 15 minutes from the course start date will not be allowed entry into the course.
Please ensure you arrive on time for your scheduled class
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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