The Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is the required qualification to serve alcohol at any licensed venue in Victoria. If you need to serve alcohol as part of your job, this is the course for you.
You'll learn the laws and regulations around alcohol, and how to serve alcohol correctly so you're complying with the law.
When you complete this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the Responsible Service of Alcohol Program (RSA) for Victoria from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
Your RSA registration will need to be updated every 3 years with the Liquor Licensing Commission. This can be done for free online and ensures continuity of your original certificate.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
Course Dates & Times
Seymour - Wallis Street
Public - Friday 27th August, 9am - 2pm / 2021
Public - Tuesday 7th December, 5.30pm - 10.30pm / 2021
Shepparton - Fryers Street
Public - Tuesday 13th July - 5 hours - 5.30pm to 10.30pm / 2021
Public - Friday 13th August, 9am - 2pm / 2021
Public - Tuesday 14th September, 5.30pm - 10.30pm / 2021
Public - Friday 15th October, 9am - 2pm / 2021
Public - Tuesday 16th November, 5.30pm - 10.30pm / 2021
Public - Friday 10th December, 9am - 2pm / 2021
Wangaratta - Docker Street
Public - Tuesday 27th July - 5 hours - 5.30pm to 10.30pm / 2021
Public - Friday 3rd September, 9am - 2pm / 2021
Public - Tuesday 30th November, 5.30pm - 10.30pm / 2021
Detailed Fee Information
The student tuition fees as published are subject to
change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees
and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text
books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some
specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full
list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course
information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
All applicants are required to undertake a short course language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
Quiz, role play and practical demonstrations.
Where to From Here
If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.
Educational Support Services
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.
Services include on campus supports and remote supports
- employment information
- activities etc.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
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