Recognised Competency Card (Liquor) - New South Wales


You will require a recognised competency card if you intend to sell, supply or serve liquor at any licensed premises. To obtain a competency card you must have completed a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course delivered by an approved training organisation in NSW. You will need this card to perform any of the following roles:

  • licensee
  • approved manager
  • staff, including promotional staff, involved in the sale, supply and service of alcohol
  • volunteers, including club directors, who have liquor service responsibilities
  • security officers with crowd control duties.

When you have completed your course you will be provided with an interim certificate. This certificate will only allow you to work for 90 days. You are also required to get a photo competency card.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a competency card you must have completed a training course with an approved training provider.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Approved RSA Training Providers (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2008 NSW

Approval time

Three weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Industry

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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

Competency Cards

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Department of Industry

Operating address: Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 024 720
Website: Liquor and Gaming NSW (Opens in new window)