Approval to Conduct Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Training Courses - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you are a registered training organisation and intend to conduct training courses to award responsible service of alcohol (RSA) certificates.

You will need a separate approval if you intend to provide the RSA training online. You can only apply for this approval if you are an industry association, the TAFE commission or a provider nominated by an industry association.

RSA courses focus on:

  • harm minimisation
  • the importance of understanding the obligations under the law to serve alcohol responsibly
  • strategies to ensure that customers drink responsibly
  • preventing minors from accessing alcohol.

Anyone working (or planning to work) in a venue that sells, serves or supplies alcohol needs to obtain an RSA certificate.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To obtain approval as an RSA training provider, you must meet all the conditions outlined in the regulation. You will also need to provide your Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) number. Please refer to the attached documents for more information.

Each trainer delivering the course must:

  • hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or have another qualification that is considered to be equivalent
  • have at least 3 years' experience as the holder of a managerial or supervisory position in a hotel or registered club.

In the case of an approval to deliver the course online for a provider nominated by an industry association, the application must be accompanied by written confirmation of that nomination. This must include an explanation of the relationship between the industry association and the provider.


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1812.00

Initial approval fee per course (classroom and online). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $101.00

Interim RSA certificate. Fees for 2023-24.

Renew Renewal All $999.00

Annual renewal fee per course (classroom and online). Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.