Responsible service of alcohol (RSA) certification

What is an RSA course?

The Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Course is a legislative requirement for all persons serving alcohol. Successful completion of an RSA course results in the participant being awarded with an RSA Certificate. This in turn enables a participant to apply for positions in licensed bars, hotels, pubs and clubs, retail liquor outlets and licensed function and event centres.

An RSA course will teach you to:

  • Identify customers to whom service should be refused
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic beverages responsibly
  • Assist customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • Assist alcohol affected customers

Quick link to your State/Territory’s Liquor Licensing regulator

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia


Have you misplaced your RSA certificate? To get it reprinted and mailed to you, please contact your course provider directly.