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ACT RSA : Refresher unit

Access Canberra Website - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au

RSA is mandatory in the Australian Capital Territory.

Access All Areas Training is registered by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority - provider #52312) and

Approved by Access Canberra - RSA2012-003  Click here to view our credentials.

ACT Refresher Criteria

  • The ACT refresher course is only available to people who have completed the full ACT RSA course; and
  • Was completed within the immediate preceding 3 years 

From 1 June 2012 all licensees (excluding influential persons of a corporation who do not supply liquor on the premises), all employees supplying liquor, and crowd controllers working at licensed premises will be required to hold a RSA certificate from an ACT approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  

RSA ACT Details:

  • Study at home no need to travel to class
  • One fee - No additional fees or charges
  • AAAT are an official provider of RSA via online or classroom delivery with Access Canberra
  • The course has ACT RSA specific content
  • Access Canberra RSA approved certificate issued (valid ACT) 
  • You can start training in 3 minutes and have your ACT RSA PDF certificate within 24 hrs*!
  • ACT Government requirements read more

System Requirements

  • A valid Email account.
  • A valid form of identification.
  • A printer to print a ACT statutory declaration form.
  • Either a Digital camera / scanner / fax / iPhone or ability to upload documents from your files to your student account.
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A reliable Browser *preferably Chrome

Getting Started

Step 1: Register and pay for your course - Upload your ID and create your USI (Unique Student Identifier number)

Step 2: Complete your learning course at your own pace and from the convenience of home using the materials provided by us;

Step 3: Complete the course content and assessments;

Step 4: Before we can issue you with a ACT RSA Certificate you will need to provide us with a;

- Unique Student Identifier ( Note: you can apply for this via your student account during enrolment)

- Copy of the identification that you used to apply for your Unique Student Identification or photo identification (You can upload this to your student account upon enrolment)

- ACT statutory declaration that you completed the course without assistance (A stat dec. will be available in your student account under 'Course Resources')

- Completed mandatory government survey about your training experience (This can be completed online in your training account)

Step 5: Once your assessment has been marked and approved by our assessor, you’ll receive a downloadable RSA ACT certificate. You can start work immediately!

What You Will Learn

Legally sell, serve and promote alcohol; Measure standard drinks and advise patrons; Assess and monitor the levels of intoxication of patrons; Sell or serve alcohol responsibly; Assist customers to drink within appropriate limits; Assess alcohol-affected customers and identify customers to whom sale or service must be refused; Refuse to provide alcohol to intoxicated patrons; Detect and prevent underage drinking.

How You Will be Assessed

The ACT RSA training will be provided to you as an online course and is divided into several sections.

You will be provided with an assessments throughout the unit.  You will be required to answer all questions correctly.  If you get a question wrong you will be directed to review the course material after which you may reattempt the question.

Case studies require you to implement what you have learnt in typical practical scenarios, making up the skills assessment component. Approximate timings on each of the RSA formal assessment tasks include:

  • Section 1 - 5 minutes
  • Section 2 - 5 minutes
  • Section 3 - 5 minutes
  • Section 4 - 5 minutes
  • Section 5 - 5 minutes
  • Section 6 - 5 minutes
  • Section 7 - 5 minutes
  • Final free text assessment - 25 minutes


Total duration of unit including learning content and assessments is *2 hours - this may vary depending on your previous experience and ability to navigate the online portal.

Learning Skills Required


To ensure you receive an adequate level of support with your training and assessment, please consider the following questions.

  • Do you consider yourself to have any disability, special needs, reading or writing difficulties that may have an impact on your ability to complete this online course?
  • Do you believe you have the literacy skills to read and interpret documents such as:
    • Identification (ID) cards?
    • Proof of age cards and driver’s licences?
    • Statutory signage and warning signs?
    • Wording within advertising or promotional material, such as in‑house policies and procedures and any other general plain English regulatory and advisory information issued by local, or state and territory liquor licensing authorities?
  • Do you believe that you have the numeracy skills to measure and calculate standard drinks or samples and calculate blood alcohol levels to determine alcohol consumption?

If you are not confident that you will understand any of the components of this online training, contact us - 1300 287 554 or email info@aaat.edu.au and we will make arrangements to assist you in your training or offer you face to face training if available in your area.

Please note:

  • Random sampling of students is conducted to ensure the authenticity of those completing learning and assessment online. A minimum standard of language, literacy and numeracy is required to complete online learning. If the participant fraudulently declares the minimum level is met, a statement of attainment may not be issued.
  • All students are questioned at the time of enrolment where they are provided with the opportunity to declare special needs in this area. If this is not indicated, the student has declared they have the minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills to proceed with online learning.
  • In addition, all students are required to undertake a short LLN self-assessment prior to the commencement of training. Satisfactory completion of the assessment is required prior to issuance of a statement of attainment.

For more information please head to Access Canberra

Please email info@aaat.edu.au if you have any further questions.