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​Responsible Service of Alcohol training

Responsible Service of Alcohol training
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training is mandatory for everyone in NSW who sells, serves and supplies alcohol.

To work in the liquor industry you must hold a valid NSW RSA competency card or interim certificate.

New to the industry or returning
If you are new to the liquor industry or returning to a job requiring RSA competency after five years, you need to complete a full training course.

RSA training is provided by an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Students who are successfully assessed in RSA will be issued with a NSW RSA interim certificate, and may then apply for a NSW competency card.

Your competency goes national
From 1 July 2018, students undertaking RSA in NSW will also be issued with a National RSA Statement of Attainment, which may allow them to work in other states in Australia.

Renew every five years
Refresher training is mandatory every five years to renew your RSA competency card. We will send you a reminder when your competency card is due to expire. You'll then have 90 days to complete the online refresher training as part of the renewal process.