Cutting through the confusion of RSA whilst working in Queensland
Why is there still so much confusion? RSA statements of attainment DO not expire. Statements of attainment are nationally recognised education documents that recognise that someone has completed a unit of competency within a qualification and this recognition does not expire.
When QLD Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) was providing their own approved RSA certificates these required renewal every three years (these documents were not Statements of Attainment). Now anyone who holds an RSA statement of attainment for SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol has met the minimum requirements for serving liquor in QLD.
Please note: The current unit code is SITHFAB002 older codes were SITHFAB201 or SITHFAB009A please be aware statements of attainment with the older codes are still valid.
QLD OLGR has made the ruling if you do have a current RMLV certificate you are not required to also train in RSA if you keep your RMLV certificate current.
Refresh RSA knowledge | 4 Tips to Keep your Team up to date
Any team members who holds an RSA statement of attainment that is over 2 years old they should be completing an RSA refresher program and on completion print off a copy of their certificate so this can be added to your training register.
Options to complete an RSA Refresher course:
- Zealifi has an online RSA Refresher course costs only $15 and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Once the last quiz is successfully completed the certificate will appear in which it can be printed or saved for the workplace’s training register.
- Would you prefer Zealifi to come out to your workplace instead, then book a face to face onsite refresher session. Give us a call on 1300 122 287 and we can organise this for you.
- Alternatively, the QLD OLGR have an online RSA refresher course that is free of charge and will allow existing RSA holders to revise their knowledge about RSA. Get the team together, supervise their progress through the topics, keep a record of their attendance, file the attendance lists in your training register.
- We want to emphasize that you should be keep one standard agenda item in place at every team meeting – The Responsible Service of Alcohol! (Keep a list of service team members in attendance) highlight at each meeting how they are to deal with refusal of service, minors, undue intoxication, and disorderly patrons.