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Apply to be an approved RSA trainer

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.

RSA Train-the-Trainer course

There are only eight participant places in each RSA Train-the-Trainer course. Places are allocated based on the applicant's industry and training experience. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Train-the-Trainer courses are held regularly.

Email rsa@vcglr.vic.gov.au to register your interest. Should your application be successful, we will contact you directly to confirm training dates.

The VCGLR reserves 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 course cancellation by the VCGLR, all efforts will be made to reschedule participants to an alternative date or refund all fees.

How to apply to be an RSA trainer
   

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Make sure you are eligible to become an RSA trainer:

  1. Is your enrolment supported by an accredited RTO?
  2. Have you successfully completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104 or TAE40110)?
  3. Have you successfully completed a face-to-face RSA course within the last six months?
  4. Do you have at least six months experience either:
    - serving liquor in a licensed hospitality environment, or
    - conducting liquor licensing related enforcement work?
  5. Can you certify that you do not have a conflict of interest?

If you answered Yes to all 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.

Complete and save the RSA Train-the-Trainer program enrolment form (PDF, 44.94 KB)

Provide a copy of your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. It may be either a hard copy or an electronic copy (PDF).

Provide a copy of your RSA certificate which has been issued less than six months prior to the lodgement of your enrolment.
It may be either a hard copy or an electronic copy (PDF).

Provide a letter of support from your RTO:

  • on the RTO's letterhead
  • confirms your employment with the RTO
  • details your experience in serving liquor in a licensed hospitality environment (including the duration of the experience)
  • is signed by an official of the RTO other than yourself.

You may provide either a hard or electronic copy (MS Word or PDF format). All documents must be within the one file.

The enrolment fee for the Train-the-Trainer program is $165 (inc GST) per participant. Payment may be made by:

  1. Credit card - please ensure the form is fully completed
  2. Cheques or money orders - payable to the VCGLR

Fees are charged upon confirmation of successful enrolment.

Submit your enrolment form with the following documents:

  1. copy of Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104 or TAE40110)
  2. copy of RSA certificate issued within the six months prior to the lodgement of your enrolment form
  3. letter of support from an accredited RTO on letterhead and signed by an official representative
  4. resume outlining experience in serving liquor in a licensed hospitality environment or conducting liquor related enforcement work. The resume must include two relevant referees relevant.

Please note: If the RSA training was completed later than six months prior to your application, you may be required to complete another face-to-face RSA program to ensure your knowledge of the program delivery is current.

Applicants may be submitted by:

  1. Email to rsa@vcglr.vic.gov.au (if paying by credit card)
    The document attachments must be in either MS Word or PDF format
  2. Australia Post - if paying by cheque and/or documents are in paper form ):

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be returned.

The VCGLR will review your enrolment and determine:

  1. there is no perceived conflict of interest for you in being an approved RSA trainer
  2. you meet the eligibility criteria required to consider your enrolment in the RSA Train-the-Trainer program.

 

The VCGLR will notify you within 14 days from the close enrolment of the status of your application. If successful, we will confirm your training program date.

If you wish to change to another date after your enrolment, you must contact the VCGLR at rsa@vcglr.vic.gov.au and indicate your alternative date. The VCGLR will allocate a new date based on availability.

 
Program materials and costs

Item

Cost (incl. GST)

RTO application fee for accreditation (if applicable)

$275

Train-the-Trainer program (required for each trainer)

$165

Upon successfully completion the course, participants will receive a copy of the Trainer's Manual containing the training materials. Accredited RTOs may order student materials via the RSA Certificate Database.

Page last modified 
28 April 2020