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Advanced Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Training

Applicants for a new late night (general) licence or late night (on-premises) licence that authorises the supply of liquor after 1am for on-premises consumption must complete the advanced RSA training program.

This requirement does not apply in relation to late night (on-premises) licences with restaurant and cafe conditions.

Holders of a general licence, on-premises licence, late night (general) licence or late night (on-premises) licence that authorises the supply of liquor after 11pm for on-premises consumption must complete the advanced RSA training program if they receive a demerit point from the VCGLR.

A full copy of the Ministerial Order is available.

What is the advanced RSA training program?

The advanced RSA training program was developed by William Angliss Institute in conjunction with the VCGLR. It is designed for licensees, managers and staff of late night venues who often face a range of challenges and issues.

For further information about the course and how to book, please visit the William Angliss Institute website.

When must the advanced RSA training be completed?

For new applicants, the advanced RSA training program must be completed within six months of the licence being granted. This is in addition to RSA training and Licensee's First Steps training which must be completed prior to the licence being granted.

For licensees that receive a demerit point, the advanced RSA training program must be completed within six months of the demerit point being recorded in the demerits register.

Who must complete the training program?

The advanced RSA training program must be completed by the holder of the licence types shown above and by the responsible person for the premises.

The holder of the licence means:

  • In relation to a licence held by a natural person, that person
  • In relation to a licence held by a partnership, one partner
  • In relation to a licence held by a body corporate incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001, one director, and
  • In relation to a licence held by an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012, one committee member.

Responsible person is defined by section 3 of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 as the person responsible for the management or control of licensed premises.

Where the holder of the licence is effectively the responsible person, only the holder of the licence is required to complete the training program.

For further information, please visit the following two pages.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

Demerit points system

Page last modified 
3 March 2017