Date PostedFebruary 15, 2013

Bartending Tips for Beginners

So you’ve decided on a career in the hospitality industry but don’t know what’s next? Or have you obtained your RSA certificate, but not sure where to from here?

Well the hospitality and entertainment industry is particularly exciting and rewarding, however along with the perks of a job in this industry comes the responsibility of not contributing to alcohol related social problems that alcohol abuse can cause.

This is the aim of the RSA certificate which attempts to teach workers in the industry how to sell and supply alcohol to customers in a manner that is socially responsible and does not cause them to endanger their safety or the lives of others.

Part of responsible service of alcohol includes who to serve alcohol to and who to refuse alcohol and what penalties await workers if they do not comply with RSA laws. It also teaches workers about the consequences of the actions and what the law expects of them and their venues.

Some of the major issues facing Australian pubs, restaurants, bars etc. are the number of alcohol fuelled crimes being committed inside and outside of these premises. Serving underage customers and intoxicated patrons are two of the most basic problems that are contributing to this social issue but is one over which RSA staff have some control.

This is just one of the reasons why RSA training is so important and thankfully it can now be obtained conveniently online without the cost or hassle of face to face training.

The OLGR NSW has now joined with the rest of Australia in allowing the online RSA certificate which makes studying towards your certificate a breeze and a new exciting career within your reach.

Once you have obtained your RSA certificate you can begin making your job more exciting with some of these basic tips:


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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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