Responsible Service of Alcohol

RSA Training Courses

Looking for a local Responsible service of alcohol (RSA) course? We offer the Nationally Accredited training in SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol at our Alstonville Campus and at venues within Ballina, Byron Bay, Lismore and Yamba.

This training is mandatory for people wanting to work in the hospitality industry where you’re involved with the sale or supply of liquor. This course is also recommended for security staff who monitor patron behaviour in hotels and clubs and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) management.

It is strongly advised to also complete RCG (SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services) to have both licences appear on the one photo competency card. You can complete both your RSA and RCG combined for $365 or FEE FREE if you are eligible.

Statement of attainment

Upon successful completion, you will receive your statement of attainment in:

  • SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol

 This certificate will be valid for 5 years.


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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding under the ACE Program you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, and
  • aged 15 years or older
  • not at school*, and
  • living or working in NSW
  • have a USI or be willing to obtain

* special conditions apply to ACE program for young people still at school. Please contact the College for further information.

ACE Program

The ACE Program is designed to target Disadvantaged Students across NSW, and students in Regional and Remote Communities in NSW that experience significant barriers to training and employment. Where there are barriers to accessing Smart and Skilled Entitlement training, ACE funding can be used to provide intensive support to assist eligible students to overcome these barriers. The ACE Program is a pathway program to help students access further training under Smart and Skilled, get a job or advance their careers.

* Subject to funding availability.


RSA certificate course details

Duration: 1 day

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Vairous locations: Alstonville Campus, Ballina, Byron Bay, Lismore & Yamba

Course cost: $215 or $0 (if eligible)

Price includes $85 fee paid to Liquor and Gaming NSW for ID Competency Card

Training mode: Face-to-face

ACE Program Fee: Subsidised training – find out if you are eligible for FEE FREE Training 

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Interim Certificate

Interim certificates

Upon successful completion of an RSA course, you will receive an interim certificate. This certificate is valid for 90 days and allows you to work immediately.

competency cards

Competency cards

To obtain a NSW RSA competency card, present your interim certificate to a Service NSW Centre and complete a 100 point identification check. Service NSW will send your card to your nominated address via mail. Please allow up to one month for its delivery.

If you already have a NSW RSA competency card, on completion of your RSA course you will automatically be sent a new card with your updated competencies.

Note: in NSW all competencies must expire on the same date, calculated five years from the first competency gained e.g. if your RSA competency expires in June 2023, even if you gain your RCG competency in June 2020 both competencies will still have an expiration date of June 2023. This ensures all your competencies are current and expire on the same date.

Digital cards

Digital Competency Cards

You can obtain a digital competency card via the Service NSW app. The app is available via download from iTunes® or the Google Play™ store. Once you have the app, you’ll need your competency card holder number to add your competency.

Visit Service NSW to learn more about the NSW Digital Competency card. Photo Competency Card Renewal

Students will be sent a reminder notice by email/SMS before the competency card expires. You have up to 28 days after your card expires to visit the online portal to complete refresher training.

Cards cannot be renewed through a training provider during the 28 days. If you do not renew in this time you will need to complete a full RSA/RCG course at a registered training provider.


What job might I need this for?

By obtaining this certificate, you can expand your job opportunities as it is a requirement to work within licenced venues which include (but is not limited to):

  • Bars
  • Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • It is also a requirement for security guards within venues who control customer behaviour

To find out if you need to complete this training visit the Liquor and Gaming Licensee Training Tool or visit the Liquor and Gaming website for more information.


Find a flexible course date below and when you’re ready, you can enrol online.

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Provide responsible service of alcohol 5 October 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm ALSTONVILLE CAMPUS 18 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 18 October 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm BALLINA RSL 26 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 25 October 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm YAMBA CAMPUS 17 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 1 November 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm ALSTONVILLE CAMPUS 30 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 7 November 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm BALLINA RSL 28 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 14 November 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm ALSTONVILLE CAMPUS 30 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 29 November 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm YAMBA CAMPUS 20 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 6 December 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm BALLINA RSL 30 $215.00
Provide responsible service of alcohol 12 December 2023 09:00 am - 03:30 pm ALSTONVILLE CAMPUS 30 $215.00

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