It is mandatory for certain people that work within licensed premises to have a current RSA certificate (Responsible Service of Alcohol). Do you know if your QLD RSA certificate is still valid?
Staff that work within a licensed venue are required by the Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) to hold a RSA Statement of Attainment, issued by an authorised registered training organisation (RTO) on completion of your RSA training.
OBTAINING YOUR FIRST RSA
If you need to obtain an RSA Statement of Attainment for the first time Click Here and start your training to obtain your certificate as soon as today for only $20.00. Once obtained this certification does not expire.
HOLDING AN EXISTING RSA CERTIFICATE
If you or your staff completed the RSA training prior to 30 June 2013, your OLGR-approved certificate will expire three (3) years from the date of issue. Once it has expired you are required to complete a new RSA QLD course and obtain your Statement of Attainment.
However, as some of the former RSA courses included the national training competency, you may have also been issued the Statement of Attainment in ‘Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol’ at the same time. Please check your records, then see below.
I HAVE A STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT
If you have a current valid Statement of Attainment (ie one that was issued after 30 June 2013), you do not have to complete your RSA QLD again, as it does not expire once it has been issued. Club Training Australia does however recommend that you complete the RSA course annually as a refresher, ensuring you are up to date with new legislation and that you aware of any changes.
You may not be aware that inspectors from OLGR make regular inspections to licensed premises to ensure employees hold current RSA certifications. OLGR inspectors will issue enforcement actions and penalties if staff are working without a current RSA certificate.
Remember that after commencing work on licensed premises, staff have up to 30 days to obtain a RSA certificate. To make sure your RSA certificate remains acceptable to the Queensland OLGR, complete the CTA Training online Responsible Service of Alcohol course before your certificate expires.