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If you're going to work at a licensed premises (that is, a place that sells alcohol), you must complete competency training in the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA). If you don't have valid evidence that you've completed the RSA training required for working in a licensed premises, you could be fined.

Free RSA courses

As part of its COVID-19 support package, the NSW Government is funding 10,000 free RSA courses for new entrants to the hospitality industry.

Learn more about free Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training.

Training providers

You'll need to be trained by an approved training provider.

You can find an approved training provider using Liquor & Gaming NSW's online search and mapping tool.

Applying for an RSA or RCG card

Once you've completed the training, you'll need to apply for an RSA or RCG competency card if you don't already have one.

If you hold an interstate RSA qualification and want to work temporarily in NSW, you may be able to use your home state licence or registration under Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR).

For information about AMR, visit Liquor & Gaming NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Last updated: 2 August 2022
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