RSA NSW Correspondence

Online Course

RSA NSW Correspondence course is $150. Average completion time is 6 hours.
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Course Details

The RSA NSW online course is offered through online correspondence so that students can complete their learning and assessment. If you are located in a remote location or cannot get to a training facility to complete a classroom face to face course, this RSA NSW online course will allow you to complete your training remotely and obtain your Statement of Attainment.

Students who are completing this course in NSW will also be provided with an interim certificate so they can commence work in NSW shortly after completing the assessments satisfactorily. The interim certificate must be taken to a Service NSW office within 90 days to get the RSA NSW Competency Card.

An RSA certificate is required to work in any establishment that sells or serves alcohol across Australia. This includes:

  1. Any person selling or serving alcohol
  2. Bar, pub, club staff
  3. Licensees & managers
  4. Function & event staff

TCP Training is the approved Registered Training Organisation (RTOID:91118) offering this program. TCP Training is approved by Liquor & Gaming for NSW to issue NSW interim certificates. This course also provides students with a Statement of Attainment which is valid in all other states. In Victoria you must complete an online bridging course to qualify for work in that state.

How to book?

To book into this course, simply click on the "enrol now" button on this page, fill in your personal details, pay with credit/debit card and you will have access to all the course resources.


This course is delivered in English with all assessments being conducted in English. We provide reading material for learning and there are a variety of assessments student must complete including spoken and written in English. If your English is not at a level which will allow you to complete assessments on your own due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our office on 02 9232 1010 to discuss your training needs.

Training Program

Students are provided with all learning and assessment resources once they are booked into the training program. There is reading material and assessment activities which must be completed, returned and marked by an assessor before a certificate can be issued.

The expected duration to complete this course is six (6) hours. If you have completed RSA training in the past, you may be able to complete the online program in a shorter time frame.

Topics included in this program are:

  • Introduction to RSA
  • The evolution of the NSW liquor laws and RSA
  • Identify the context of responsible service of alcohol
  • Government and community concerns
  • Identify the legislative framework for RSA
  • Penalties
  • Strategies to reduce harm
  • Liquor licences 
  • Intoxication and the law
  • Entry into licensed premises by minors
  • Signage
  • Alcohol promotions
  • Identify the impact of alcohol abuse
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Standard drinks
  • Implementing responsible service of alcohol strategies
  • Signs of intoxication
  • Refusal of service
  • Evidence of age


Assessment includes workbook activities, short answer and multiple choice questions. There are also role play scenarios which you must record record yourself completing with the use of a webcam.

Once all assessment submission are received, an assessor will determine if they are satisfactorily completed and notify the student. Then a phone appointment will be booked so verbal verification of identity and knowledge of RSA topics will be confirmed. Assessment takes approximately 5 working days to complete.

Upon successful completion, a Statement of Attainment will be issued and an interim RSA NSW certificate from Liquor & Gaming NSW will be provided to all students completing the course in NSW.

If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the course at the full course fee.


A Statement of Attainment for SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol is awarded to all students who satisfactorily complete all assessment activities.

TCP Training is the approved Registered Training Organisation (RTOID:91118) offering this program and issuing certificates. All certificates are provided via email.

Many states / territories accept a statement of attainment to be able to sell or serve liquor. In NSW you must take an interim certificate issued by an approved training provider to a Service NSW office. In Victoria students can complete a bridging course to work in that state.

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RSA NSW Course Description RSA NSW Course Description (370 KB)

Student Handbook Student Handbook (554 KB)

The cost for this program is $150.

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