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The Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is a program educates licensees and hospitality staff on the laws of serving alcohol, to whom and how to tell if they have had too much.
Anyone working behind a bar or where alcohol is sold needs to be aware of the laws.
To become an approved Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) trainer, an applicant must:
Applicants not employed by an accredited RTO may request their RTO apply for accreditation. Once accredited, the RTO is required to nominate the trainer for approval.
Cost (incl. GST)
Note: Upon completion of the RSA Train-the-Trainer program, participants will receive a copy of the Trainer's Manual with training materials. Accredited RTOs can order student materials via the RSA Certificate Database.
A person who is already authorised to deliver RSA training on behalf of one RTO does not need to repeat the training if they wish to conduct RSA training on behalf of a different accredited organisation.
If you deliver RSA training for more than one RTO, you must ensure that each RTO advises the VCGLR of your employment by submitting an enquiry via the contact us page.
Make sure you are eligible to become a trainer for RSA:
If you answered Yes to all five questions, you may submit an enrolment for the RSA Train-the-Trainer program.
If you answered No to any question, please apply once you have met the eligibility requirements.
Provide a letter of support from your RTO:
You may provide a hard or electronic copy. All documents must be contained within one file).
The enrolment fee for the Train-the-Trainer program is $165 (including GST) per trainer. This includes all course materials and a catered lunch:
The enrolment fee will only be charged upon notification of your successful enrolment into the RSA Train-the-Trainer program.
Submit your enrolment form with the following documents:
Note: If you do not complete the face-to-face RSA program within six months prior to the lodgement of your enrolment form, you may be required to complete another face-to-face RSA program to ensure your knowledge of the program delivery is current.
You can submit your enrolment in one of the following ways:
Note: If you do not supply all the information specified in Steps 1-6, your enrolment cannot be accepted. To avoid any unnecessary delays, make sure that your application is complete before sending.
The VCGLR will review your enrolment and determine that:
The VCGLR will notify you within 14 days from the enrolment cut-off date to advise whether your enrolment has been successful. If you are successful, you will also be notified of the training program date you have been scheduled to attend.
Please note, if you wish to change to another date after your enrolment has been successful, you must contact the VCGLR by submitting an enquiry via the contact us page and indicate which alternative date you wish to attend. The VCGLR will allocate a new date based on availability.
Delivery of the RSA Train the Trainer (TTT) is being conducted via video conferencing due to the coronavirus. RSA TTT course dates will be scheduled based on applicant interest.
To register for any future RSA TTT programs, see: RSA Train-the-Trainer program enrolment form
Places for RSA TTT are limited. Only completed enrolments (i.e. lodgement of all documentation) will be accepted. Participant places will be allocated after an assessment of the enrolment based on the applicant’s industry and training experience.
We reserve the right to accept, decline, cancel or postpone a participant's enrolment or place in the program at any time. In the event of a training program cancellation by us, all efforts will be made to reschedule participants to another date, or all fees will be refunded.