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HomeCoursesAlcohol TrainingSA RSA : SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol (Release 1)

SA RSA : SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol (Release 1)


RSA is mandatory in South Australia.

Access All Areas Training is registered by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority - provider #52312) to deliver the Responsible Service of Alcohol course (SITHFAB002) for Online and Classroom delivery. Click here to view our credentials.

Nationally Accredited Responsible Service of Alcohol online training is accepted in South Australia. You need to apply to the SA Liquor Licensing Commission to be a responsible person, part of this process will be to supply evidence of the national RSA certificate, which can be done online with us.

Upon successful completion of the South Australian RSA unit you will receive the RSA National Statement of Attainment SITHFAB002 which is recognised and endorsed as appropriate training by the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner (OLGC) for employment in the SA Liquor Industry.

Who is a Responsible Person?

Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, licensed premises must be personally supervised and managed by a responsible person at all times when the premises are open to the public.

An approved responsible person can be either:

  • A licensee
  • An approved director of a licensee company who is also approved as a responsible person
  • An approved shareholder of a licensee company who is also approved as a responsible person
  • The licensee can appoint another person as a responsible person who is not a licensee, director or shareholder, to manage and supervise the business.
  • If a director or shareholder wishes to be approved as a responsible person, they will also need to be approved in that capacity.
  • A person seeking approval as a responsible person needs to satisfy the licensing authority that they are a fit and proper person and will need to complete a Personal Information Declaration form.
    • On the Personal Information Declaration form, a person will be required to provide details of all convictions (including summary and traffic convictions) and credit details. Matters such as a person’s reputation, honesty, integrity, creditworthiness and the person’s known associates will also be considered.
    • The information provided to the licensing authority will remain strictly confidential.

Note: An approval of a person under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 as a responsible person only authorises the person to supervise and manage the liquor operations of the business. It does not authorise the person to supervise and manage the gaming operations of the business – this requires a separate approval as a gaming machine manager or a gaming machine employee under the Gaming Machines Act 1992.

Responsible Persons Training Requirements

The licensing authority must be satisfied that a person has the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to manage and supervise the business. Please refer to the Commissioners General Code of Practice for required training and practices.

In South Australia, training providers such as AAAT are registered by the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology. Once registered, provider details are recorded on www.training.gov.au, being the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Information on www.training.gov.au is maintained by the Registration and Course Accreditation Bodies (RCABs) and the Industry Skills Councils (ISCs).

Requirement to Wear an Identification Badge

A responsible person approved by the licensing authority will be issued with a photo identification badge indicating that they are approved as a responsible person under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.

The approved responsible person must wear the issued identification badge at all times while on duty. Badges must be worn in a prominent position. It is suggested that they be worn at breast pocket height.

The Applicant

A person can not apply on their own behalf to become an approved Responsible Person, they will need a licensee to apply for them.

Once approved, however, the approval will apply industry-wide meaning the person can be a Responsible Person at any licensed premises without further approvals being required.

Application Forms

Application for approval of a person form
Personal Information Declaration form
Fees and charges

RSA SA 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
  • The course has SA RSA specific content
  • National statement of attainment (valid QLD/WA/NT/SA/TAS/ All Airline cabin crew).
  • You can start training in 3 minutes and have your SA RSA PDF certificate within 24 hrs*!
  • SA Government requirements read more

System Requirements

  • A valid Email account.
  • A valid form of identification.
  • 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 your 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)

- 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 NT 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

To ensure that you meet the learning outcomes for this unit, you are asked to complete the following General Assessment requirements – there are three (3) main stages of the assessment:

1. Knowledge Assessment

The knowledge assessment refers to the quizzes contained throughout the course which are found at the end of each module, each question must be answered correctly to enable you to proceed to the next module. If an incorrect answer/s is submitted you will be automatically taken to the beginning of the module to re-read content and re-answer the incorrect question/s

2. Case Study Assessment

This assessment includes short answer questions that must be answered correctly and in your own words. It is an online written assessment which requires AAAT assessors to mark answers, which means that you do NOT receive your certificate immediately, however we aim to assess as soon as possible, generally, you will receive your certificate same day as successful completion.

3. Verbal Assessment

You will be required to contact the AAAT team on 1300 287 554

0800-1700 (AEST) Monday to Friday or

1100 -1400 Sat & Sun.

  • The verbal assessment takes only a few moments to complete.
  • You will be asked two to three (2-3) randomly automated selected questions from the course content.
  • Please have your form of ID provided at commencement of training along with the ID number ready as you will be asked to verify and confirm this ID.

All assessment stages are required to be answered correctly, if a question is answered incorrectly during stage 2 & 3, the student will receive feedback/discussion from our assessors and asked to resubmit. Stage 1 requires 100% competency to enable the student to proceed as noted under heading ‘Knowledge Assessment’


Total duration of unit including learning content and assessments is *4 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 SA Government dept.

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

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Approved

It is mandatory training for all 'Responsible Persons working as Supervisors and managers in South Australia, to undertake training in the Nationally Recognised Course - SITHFAB201 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol.