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VCGLR approved training organisations provide students with a VCGLR branded certificate upon completion of their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course, allowing them to work in licensed venues in Victoria.
Any other certificates are not accepted by our inspectors.
RSA training is mandatory for certain types of liquor licences but as best practice, all staff should be RSA trained.
In Victoria, you can complete either the Victorian RSA (face to face) until 1 July 2021 or the nationally accredited RSA - Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (SITHFAB002) face to face or online. During the current State of Emergency, RTOs approved by the VCGLR to deliver RSA face to face can do so via video conferencing, such as Zoom.
Only three RTOs are currently approved by the VCGLR to deliver online RSA:
Before enrolling for any RSA course, check the provider is approved by the VCGLR.
Watch out for the websites that offer low-cost online courses as these are not approved by the VCGLR and don’t entitle you to work in licensed premises in Victoria. Always check that you are going to get the right RSA certificate before you pay for your course.
Below are examples of accepted RSA certificates: