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From 1 July 2021, the only recognised Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training course in Victoria will be the nationally accredited RSA qualification (SITHFAB002) obtained face-to-face or online from an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Students completing an approved SITHFAB002 course will receive both a Certificate of Attainment and a Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) branded Certificate of Completion. Hospitality workers who are required to provide a copy of their RSA certification to employees will need to ensure they provide their VCGLR RSA certificate. Our inspectors will not accept a SITHFAB002 certificate or any other certificate during an inspection of a licensed venue.
Those who have already completed the Victorian RSA course prior to 1 July 2021 and have a VCGLR branded certificate do not need to update to SITHFAB002 but will need to complete the free online RSA refresher course every three years.
Hospitality workers who obtained their SITHFAB002 qualification in a different jurisdiction will need to complete the free online Victorian RSA bridging course to ensure interstate students know Victorian liquor laws and requirements and are issued with a VCGLR certificate.
For more information, see: Responsible Service of Alcohol