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Training requirements for clubs

Club licensees need to have at least one committee member at all times who has successfully completed one of the training courses approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. These courses assist licensees in complying with licensing regulations and minimising alcohol-related harm in the community.

At least one committee member must hold a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate that has been issued less than three years before the licence application date.

New entrant training

Club Seminar - run by Good Sports for restricted club licences and renewable limited (club) licences only.

Licensees' First Step - run by a number of approved TAFEs and registered training organisations (RTOs) and an alternative to Licensee Compliance Certificate course and Victorian Licensee's Training Course.

Licensee Compliance Certificate - run by RTO Franklyn Scholar and an alternative to Licencees' First Step course and Victorian Licensee's Training Course. 

Victorian Licensee's Training Course - run by Hospitality Training Australia and an alternative to Licensees' First Step and Licensee Compliance Certificate courses.

Achieve Liquor Compliance  - run by Somers Elite Training and an alternative to Licensees First Step, and Victorian Licensee Compliance certificate.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

At least one committee member must hold a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate that has been issued less than three years before the licence application date.  The new entrant training incorporates an RSA course if you require it.  If you hold a current certificate, you do not need to complete the face-to-face RSA course again.

Staff working in a licensed club are also encouraged to undertake the Responsible Service of Alcohol training course.

The RSA online refresher course is a quick, easy and convenient way to keep your skills up-to-date while also meeting any mandatory RSA requirements. To maintain your certification you must complete the RSA referesher course within three years of your last approved RSA training.

Other resources for clubs

Our Club

The Our Club resource kit provides club committee members with:

  • a comprehensive guide that clearly outlines the club’s obligations under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998
  • tools to assist with management of the club’s liquor licence
  • information regarding the conduct of a community or charitable gaming activity, such as a raffle, bingo or lucky envelopes
  • a comprehensive guide that clearly outlines the club’s obligations under the Gambling Regulation Act 2003.

Some of the tools provided in this resource kit include:

  • sign-in register templates to use and adapt to your club’s needs
  • signs to display in your club rooms
  • checklists and forms to assist with knowledge transfer from one committee member to the next.

Download from the Our Club webpage.

Good Sports Program

The Good Sports Program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation to develop safer and healthier communities. The free program helps sporting clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol-related problems, such as binge drinking and underage drinking. 

Good Sports also provides Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training for clubs. This training is available at a reduced cost for Good Sports members. For more information on upcoming courses, visit Good Sports - RSA courses.

Club Help

'Club Help' is a Leisure Network initiative that assists club volunteers in many areas including governance, fundraising, healthy clubs, memberships and event management. Leisure Networks is a community-based, not for profit organisation and registered charity that promotes and strengthens community sport, recreation and health opportunities.

'Club Help' is an online toolkit that delivers the latest resources for volunteers of clubs. If your club holds a liquor licence or minor gaming permit, 'Club Help' may provide additional useful information to assist in the management of these. For more information, please visit the Club Help website.

 

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