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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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Make sure you are eligible to become an RSA trainer:
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.
Provide a letter of support from your RTO:
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:
Fees are charged upon confirmation of successful enrolment.
Submit your enrolment form with the following documents:
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:
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be returned.
The VCGLR will review your enrolment and determine:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your alternative date. The VCGLR will allocate a new date based on availability.
Cost (incl. GST)
RTO application fee for accreditation (if applicable)
Train-the-Trainer program (required for each trainer)
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.