Exciting news for those in the NSW region, you can now obtain your RSA Course Online. No more hassle of face-to-face training.
The Online RSA Course NSW eliminates the need for personal training by providing convenient and cost efficient training from the comfort of your own home or office.
The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR NSW) announced on 1 July 2012, that a twelve month trial of an Online RSA course in NSW would be launched, with just a selected few Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) appointed to roll out the new online training.
The content of the course has been supplied by OLGR NSW, and must be used consistently by each RTO, within their own online portal systems, sometimes known as Learning Management Systems (LMS) so you know you are receiving the very best training of the highest standards.
According to the OLGR NSW Documentation the course will contain the following:
In this course you’ll learn the principles and practices of the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).
RSA training is governed by NSW State liquor laws and completion of an RSA course is mandatory for licensees, serving and security staff.
There are four topics you need to complete:
1. Introduction to RSA
This topic will help you to understand the purpose of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).
In this topic you will learn about the principles of RSA, and the role of the Government in developing and enforcing RSA legislation in NSW. Government officers and experienced licensees will explain many of these details so that you gain a thorough understanding.
2. RSA legislation
This topic covers the skills and knowledge to sell or serve alcohol according to NSW legislation.
In this topic you’ll learn about the legal requirements of RSA. Industry professionals will explain the key aspects of RSA legislation and how it applies to your role in industry.
3. Impact of alcohol
In this topic you’ll hear about the risks to your patrons, including long-term health problems, associated with alcohol consumption.
In this topic you will learn how alcohol impacts on personal and community health. A health professional will outline issues related to the sale and service of alcohol for different types of customers, especially those at risk. You will also see how to provide accurate information to customers on alcoholic beverages.
4. RSA strategies.
This topic will give you a range of skills that will help you to comply with the requirements of the liquor laws.
In this topic you’ll look at role plays demonstrating best practice in RSA strategies. You’ll also hear from licensees about how RSA is typically applied by staff in the workplace.
OLGR also requires RTO’s to adhere to the strictest guidelines relating to student ID verification, compliance with the BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR DELIVERING ONLINE RSA TRAINING form, and also the AQTF national training guidelines.
What happens once the Online RSA new Course is Completed?
Once you have completed the course, you will receive your Statement of Attainment from the RTO. This document contains the unique ID number for the trainee, thus forming part of the ID verification process. The RTO will then submit the application to the OLGR NSW portal, and email an Interim Certificate to the trainee. Once the trainee has received this they make an appointment with a local Post Office, to go in and have their photo ID verified, and get a Photo Competency Card issued by Australia Post.
The most cost effective RTO has emerged since the launch of the new delivery method on 1st July as www.rsaonlinensw.com charging just $139 for the course including the Photocard fee.
The launch of this new development by OLGR NSW makes it so much easier to obtain your RSA certificate, while avoiding the stress associated with traditional face-to-face training. Some of the benefits include expert advice and a course designed with the help of industry experts and insiders to the business, cost saving, no travel expense incurred, no loss of income for training during working hours, numerous hours saved due to the elimination of travelling hours by working from home. It just makes sense to complete the RSA Course Online new.
Posted by Peter Cutforth
Australian Club Training
44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000