In licensed venues, senior roles - like licensee, approved manager, or club secretary - have greater responsibilities and obligations under the NSW liquor laws.
Specialised training is a requirement for most people working in those senior roles and it is also available to RSA holders who are seeking development to build on their career.
Licensee training is a requirement for most licensees, approved managers and club secretaries.
Advanced Licensee training is an additional course for people who operate a business in a higher risk environment – for example, businesses that trade regularly after midnight.
Use our new training tool to check whether you need to complete either the Licensee, Advanced Licensee training - or both.
If you held a liquor licence prior to 1 September 2018, you will need to complete the new licensee training from 1 April 2019 onwards, aligned to the renewal of your existing NSW competency card.
If you were granted a new liquor licence or transfer after 1 September 2018, you have until 1 April 2019 to complete the relevant training.
From 1 April 2019:
The Licensee and Advanced Licensee training courses have been developed to provide greater support and to ensure you are better prepared for the challenges of operating a licensed business.
Licensee training is for most licensees, approved managers and club secretaries. It covers a range of topics designed to support you to:
Advanced Licensee training is an additional course for those who may operate a business in a higher risk environment, such as businesses authorised to trade after midnight.
Advanced Licensee training covers topics are designed to support you to:
The courses will be mandatory for:
Course materials will be available from your course provider and includes information relevant to those operating a business and the additional responsibilities that these positions hold.
Not sure which training you need? Use the tool to check what training you need.
Approved training providers of Licensee and Advanced Licensee Training
Barrington Training Services
Clear to Work
Express Online Training
Institute of Training and Further Education
Restaurant and Catering Association
William Angliss Institute of TAFE
The Liquor Regulation 2018 was launched on 1 September 2018. The new regulation introduced the Tiered Industry Training Framework requiring certain roles to undertake new training.
The new training aims to:
This training better prepares licensees, approved managers, and club secretaries for the challenges of operating a licensed business, while ensuring a vibrant and safe hospitality scene.