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RSA/RCG cardholders can now replace their card online

27 September 2017 Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and/or Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) competency cardholders can now replace their card online. An RSA/RCG card needs to be replaced if the card has been lost or stolen. The new online form makes it easier for you and your staff to replace a card by eliminating the need to submit a paper form. How to replace an RSA/RCG card: complete the online form if your card has been stolen, ...

New Resources from NSW Food Authority

24 July 2017 The NSW Food Authority is the key front line agency and plays a vital role in educating both industry and consumers when it comes to food allergies. In NSW, all food businesses are required to provide information about the most common allergens, gluten and sulphites through correct labelling and information. A new release version of ' Be Aware, be Allergy Prepared' is available under course resources once you have logged into your ...

NSW Food Authority - Foodwise #43

24 July 2017 Foodwise is a publication provided by the NSW Food Authority which provides the latest updates in relation Food Safety. NSW Food Authority – partnering with the NSW food industry to ensure food is safe in NSW – from paddock to plate CLICK HERE to download your copy. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/

New Cellar Door poster available - L&GNSW

27 April 2017 A new Cellar Door poster is available to help educate consumers and international visitors to key wine making areas in NSW on NSW liquor laws. The House Rules poster covers the Cellar Door’s obligations when serving alcohol, and the customer’s obligations when consuming alcohol. The poster is a result of feedback Liquor & Gaming NSW received while conducting Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) refresher education sessions in the Hunter Valley. Cellar ...

Annual liquor licence fees due by 29 May 2017 L&GNSW

27 April 2017 Liquor licensees are reminded that their annual liquor licence fees are due by Monday 29 May. Liquor licence payment notices were sent in April via post and email. If you didn’t receive your notice, please contact Service NSW on 13 77 88. Licensees are encouraged to pay their fees on time to avoid late fees and licence suspensions. Every holder of a NSW liquor licence needs to pay an annual liquor licence ...

AAAT Sponsors Conquer Cancer

14 February 2017 AAAT is proud to sponsor Crack Cycling Team in their endeavours to support Ride to Conquer Cancer 2017. The Crack Cycling team has achieved the $10,000 fundraising milestone for the 2017 Perth Ride to Conquer Cancer. Support the team by making a donation to support the Cancer Research activities of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Donate on-line today! http://pr17.conquercancer.org.au/goto/teamcrackcycling2017 #TheRidePR  

Crowd Controllers WA - RSA training mandatory by 2018

9 January 2017 1 July 2018, all crowd controllers who are employed on licensed premises will need to have successfully completed the Responsible Service of Alcohol course. The amended Director’s policy, “Mandatory Training” is attached. Get your RSA certificate NOW ! - Special $35 offer to security personnel. Enter Discount code : SECURITY on payment page

NSW digital licence for RSA/RCG - NEW!

22 November 2016 Liquor & Gaming NSW introduces digital licence for RSA/RCG competency cardholders In a first for Australia, Liquor & Gaming NSW in partnership with Service NSW has introduced a digital licence for Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) competency cardholders. Individuals can now download the digital version of their card on any smartphone or tablet. Benefits of the digital competency card It is available for existing and new cardholders, providing ...

Festive season trading hours

22 November 2016 Hotel’s fine a timely reminder for venues to observe festive season trading hours The licensee of The Avondale Hotel in Burwood has been fined $1650 for selling liquor outside of Good Friday trading hours. Liquor & Gaming NSW investigated a complaint that the Avondale Hotel, run by licensee Mr Brian Dunn, had sold liquor outside its permitted trading hours. During an interview with Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors, Mr Dunn admitted to opening ...

Party Right !

22 November 2016 New campaign encourages patrons to “party right” A new Liquor Accord campaign is encouraging young people to party right and be aware of their surroundings on a night out. The campaign includes a series of posters that encourage young people to look after themselves and their mates when they’re out. The campaign was developed in partnership with NSW Police from the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command Licensing Unit who wanted to raise awareness of ...

QLD - Irresponsible supply of alcohol to minors

3 November 2016 As Schoolies and end of year celebrations approach, parents and guardians are reminded that the irresponsible supply of alcohol to anyone under 18 is illegal and carries a fine of up to $9,752. Licensees can keep their patrons informed by displaying the campaign poster and LCD signage at their venues. Copies of the materials are available for download at https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/liquor-gaming/liquor/awareness-campaigns. For more information about the irresponsible supply of alcohol to anyone under ...

WA Alcohol Interlock Scheme

26 October 2016 Western Australia will introduce an Alcohol Interlock Scheme starting 24 October 2016. With the aim of reducing the road safety risk posed by drink drivers on WA roads, this scheme will be user-pays and apply to high-end and repeat drink drivers. What is an Alcohol Interlock? An alcohol interlock stops a vehicle starting if the driver (or rider) has been drinking. This technology helps people to separate drinking from driving. An alcohol interlock is ...

Foodwise issue 41, August 2016

30 August 2016 Foodwise issue 41, August 2016 Welcome to Foodwise, the NSW Food Authority newsletter containing the latest information for the food industry. Some of the articles included in this issue are:  Audit tip - fail to prepare, prepare to fail  Regulatory food safety audits – check the facts first!  Meat Industry Regulation 2016 to commence 1 September 2016  Oyster Farmers – do you process product from other estuaries?  Controlling Listeria in a food processing environment  Imported confectionery labelling project You ...

NSW Eastern Beaches Accord shares creative new campaign

23 August 2016 Eastern Beaches Accord shares creative new campaign Following the successful roll out through the local area of their campaign addressing Fail to Quit laws, the Eastern Beaches Liquor Accord has offered to share resources with other Accords. The Accord received widespread approval from both stakeholders and patrons for the highly creative approach of the education and awareness campaign, which focuses on the $550 fine for failing to leave premises when directed under ...

NSW Annual liquor licence fees

23 August 2016 Liquor & Gaming NSW has cancelled the liquor licences of those licensees who failed to pay by the due date of Monday, 25 July 2016. Licensees can apply to the Secretary of the NSW Department of Justice for a reinstatement of their licence. The outstanding fee plus an application fee of $250 are payable to reinstate cancelled licenses. The Secretary may waive or refund all or part of the fee for a ...

Salmonella linked to NT rockmelon grower

3 August 2016 3 August 2016 South Australian health authorities have detected Salmonella on rockmelons supplied by a Northern Territory rockmelon grower. The link comes after a spike in Salmonella Hvittingfoss cases, a rare strain of Salmonella, across a number of states in the past weeks, with 86 cases reported nationally, 43 of them in NSW. Following the positive test results, confirmed by SA Health on Tuesday 2 August, the company ‘Red Dirt’ has said it ...

Investigation into Salmonella possibly linked to rockmelon

2 August 2016 State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating cases of Salmonella, possibly associated with rockmelon, following an increase in cases in a number of states in Australia. While we wait for further information, the best advice is that consumers, especially infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems, should not consume rockmelon. FSANZ will continue to work with the state and territory enforcement agencies and the Federal Department of ...

DUE TO EXPIRE?? NSW FSS CERTIFICATE

5 July 2016 Food Safety Supervisor Training - Recertification 5 July 2016 The NSW Food Authority appreciates your continued efforts in delivering Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) training to food businesses to support a skilled and compliant retail food service sector in NSW, and help reduce the incidence of foodborne illness. Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) have trained and issued FSS certificates to over 80,000 individuals since the FSS program was first implemented in 2010. The FSS certificate ...

Online refresher training - RSA NSW

23 May 2016 Liquor & Gaming NSW will soon introduce compulsory online refresher training for holders of expiring responsible service of alcohol (RSA) and responsible conduct of gambling (RCG) photo competency cards. RSA training is mandatory for everyone in NSW who sells, serves and supplies alcohol and RCG training is mandatory for people who work in hotels or registered clubs and have gaming machine duties. Five year photo competency cards have been issued since August ...

Anzac Day trading hours and promotions - QLD

5 April 2016 Anzac Day is one of the busiest days of the year for RSL and services clubs. On 25 April the sale and supply of liquor in licensed premises is not permitted until 1pm. There are exceptions to this rule, as follows: RSL and services clubs RSL and services clubs can sell and supply liquor from 5am without the need to apply for a permit if they are specifically catering for Anzac Day ...

NEW "PROOF OF AGE" CARD - NSW only

23 February 2016 Australia Post Keypass identity card recognised from 1 March 2016 From 1 March 2016, licensed venues in NSW can accept the Australia Post Keypass identity card as valid evidence of age for patrons. This change will provide young adults with an additional option to prove they are 18 years of age or over. The card is also used for this purpose in most other Australian states and territories. Further information on the ...

Beer can't be used as money: Minister

1 February 2016 PERTH’S online “beer economy” is illegal, the State Government has warned. The Perth Beer Economy page on Facebook, which has more than 56,000 members, encourages people to swap goods and services for beer. Popular items being swapped for slabs include cars, boats, white goods, furniture, smartphones and other electronic gadgets. This week a member in Rockingham wanted to swap the bonnet of his Ford Falcon for four cartons of Corona beer. But Racing and ...

SPECIAL EVENT TRADING HOURS - NSW

22 January 2016 Extended hotel and club trading hours for 2016 - NSW The NSW Government has approved a two-hour extension of Sunday trading for hotels and eligible registered clubs, from 10pm to midnight, for a series of special events in 2016.  These include: Tamworth Country Music Festival 17 and 24 January 2016 (extended trading on 17 January applies to Tamworth Regional local government area only) Big Bash League Grand Final 24 January 2016 Australian Open Men's Tennis Final 31 January ...

FSANZ New Standard

11 January 2016 Getting your health claims right – it’s time to check out how Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today reminded all food businesses to ensure they are familiar with the requirements of the nutrition and health claims standard, with the transition period for the new standard ending on January 18. FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Peter May said that during the three-year transition period businesses have been able to comply with either ...

WE ARE OPEN OVER XMAS !

23 December 2015 Yes! we are open over the Christmas and New Year Holiday break. AAAT will be operating on a skeleton staff however someone will be here to answer your calls and to assist you if required.  NSW RSA certificates will be issued at 6pm every day of the year including Christmas day, New Years eve and all other days that relate to the Christmas Holiday break. AAAT is committed to service excellence and ...

FESTIVE SEASON BLITZ OF LICENSED VENUES

14 December 2015 The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) will be conducting compliance checks of licensed venues throughout the State to ensure they are complying with licence conditions and the State’s liquor laws leading up to the busy Christmas and New Year period. OLGR inspectors will be deployed across Sydney and regional locations as part of a festive season surge. Sydney / Regional NSW • Sydney CBD • Kings Cross • Darling Harbour • Pyrmont • Balmain • ...

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TRADING TIMES - OLGR NSW

14 December 2015 Telephone, email and counter services from the OLGR Customer Service Unit will be available during regular hours on all NSW business days over the Christmas and New Year period. OLGR offices will be closed on the NSW public holidays of: Friday 25 December Monday 28 December Friday 1 January 2016 Service NSW centres that handle proof of identity checks and photos for Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) cards will ...

RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENCE SUSPENDED FOR SERVING ALCOHOL TO UNDER 18S - NSW

14 December 2015 A Lidcombe restaurant has become the fourth NSW venue to have its liquor licence suspended for serving alcohol to under 18s. The liquor licence of Palbok BBQ Pty Ltd, trading as Palbok House, was suspended for 21 days until 16 December after serving spirits to a group of teenagers. Under new laws introduced by the NSW Government last December, licensees can have their liquor licences suspended for up to 28 days for ...

Liquor Accords - Local ideas. Real Solutions

16 November 2015 The Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing (OLGR) recently launched the first of our liquor accord education videos – Local Ideas, Real Solutions. Local Ideas, Real Solutions showcases how the Northern Beaches Liquor Accord is supporting a campaign Hungover? You’re Over to address the issue of drink driving to reduce the number of occurrences in the local area. The video highlights how liquor accord groups can work with their local Health ...

Training Ombudsman Queensland Government

9 November 2015 The Queensland Government has established an independent Training Ombudsman as part of its plan for reinvigorating the VET sector in Queensland. The Training Ombudsman provides a free, confidential, and independent service to review and resolve enquiries and complaints from apprentices, trainees, students, employers and other parties about the vocational education and training (VET) system. The Ombudsman can help you navigate the VET sector and find the best way to address your concerns.  ...

AAAT ISSUES RSA NSW CERTIFICATES 7 DAYS A WEEK!

7 November 2015 That's right, any person who undertakes the RSA NSW Online course with AAAT and who successfully completes their training prior to 6pm will receive their OLGR approved Interim certificate on the same day! This service is provided 7 days a week - 365 days a year. 

NEW Food Regulation 2015 NSW

30 October 2015 The Food Regulation 2015 seeks to enhance the effectiveness of the 2010 Regulation by introducing several amendments that build upon the ‘fit for purpose’ view provided by regulated stakeholders to the NSW Food Authority. The Food Authority believes that the Food Regulation 2015 achieves a better balance between maximising food safety outcomes for consumers while minimising regulatory costs of regulation on business than the 2010 Regulation. You can view the Food ...

Preventing intoxication on licensed premises

26 October 2015 New guidelines detailing steps for licensees and staff to help prevent intoxication on licensed premises have been issued by the Secretary, NSW Trade & Investment. These guidelines provide advice on the minimum steps that a licensee may need to demonstrate when defending a prosecution for permitting intoxication on licensed premises (under section 73(1)(a) of the Liquor Act 2007). A copy of the guidelines is available here. The development of the guidelines was informed ...

AAAT becomes a Velg Corp member!

20 October 2015 Well done AAAT on becoming a Velg Corporate member!

NSW RSA MARSHALLS INFO

25 September 2015 RSA marshals now required to produce evidence of RSA certification Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) marshals are now required to produce their RSA competency card or interim certificate if requested to do so by a police officer or Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing inspector. This has been clarified as part of the Liquor Amendment (Special Events Extended Trading) Regulation 2015, ensuring RSA marshals are held to the same requirement as other ...

RSA NSW ONLINE - BE THE FIRST!

29 August 2015 AAAT IS THE FIRST AND CURRENTLY ONLY TRAINING PROVIDER APPROVED BY OLGR TO OFFER THE RSA NSW ONLINE COURSE - ONLY $120 Includes Competency ID card - start now ! www.aaatraining.com.au

NSW FSS REFRESHER UNIT AVAILABLE NOW!

26 August 2015 The first round of FSS certificates expire from September 2015. If a certificate is due to expire then you must undertake refresher training to attain a statement of attainment for the required units of competency and a current FSS certificate. There are three (3) main focus areas of the NSW FSS Re-certification program, these are; Safe egg handling Allergen management Cleaning and sanitising Start your training now!

RSA NSW ONLINE! AVAILABLE NOW

19 August 2015 Access All Areas Training is the FIRST to be approved by OLGR NSW to conduct the newly revamped RSA NSW ONLINE! - For only $120 you can study in your own home at your own pace. The fee also includes the Competency ID card . Start working straight away once you have successfully completed your training.

Important changes for RSA NSW Comp Card

31 July 2015 From 1 August 2015, Service NSW will manage the Proof of Identity check service for RSA and RCG competency card applications. This new arrangement will simplify the way customers do business with the NSW Government. Service NSW is the government’s one-stop shop for transactions and has many locations around NSW. Search for locations on its website at www.service.nsw.gov.au/service-centre

Calling all Cabin Crew - Get your RSA TODAY!

16 May 2015 What do I need to become a Qantas Flight Attendant with Qantas Domestic Pty Ltd? Qantas Flight Attendants must be genuinely committed to customer service excellence and so is AAAT  To assist you in becoming Qantas Cabin Crew you need to meet the following minimum criteria to operate within the unique aircraft environment: Responsible Service of Alcohol 'Statement of Attainment', which you would need to have by the end of the recruitment process ...

Jetstar Cabin Crew - RSA requirements

16 May 2015 Jetstar are looking for Cabin Crew who are in possession of: Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate - THIS IS WHERE COME IN! GET YOUR RSA TODAY WITH AAAT Access All areas Training (AAAT) helps thousands of people who wish to become cabin crew with leading airlines across Australia! why not kick start your new career today! You will also need: Current Senior First Aid Certificate with 12 months validity Valid passport, with a minimum of ...

RSA Required for Virgin Cabin Crew - get yours today!

16 May 2015 To be successful in your application, you must be able to demonstrate a genuine passion and enthusiasm for creating a memorable and quality experience for Virgin's guests and meet the minimum requirements, which include: Australian Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. If successful, this must have a minimum of 6 months validity before commencing on a Training School (this qualification is not required for New Zealand based applicants) Get yours today with Access ...

Be aware. Show you care - Food Allergy Week 2015

15 May 2015 Food Allergen Safety Training - click to train The NSW Food Authority is urging people to be aware of their responsibility when it comes to managing the growing increase of food allergies in our community ahead of this year’s national Food Allergy Week, Sunday 17 - 23 May 2015. CEO Polly Bennett said the NSW Food Authority supports the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia awareness initiative because it is an important reminder, to food ...

RSA NSW - Competency Card renewal reminder

15 May 2015 Competency Card renewal reminder – old style paper Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) / Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) certificates expire 30 June 2015 Holders of the old style paper RSA and RCG certificates issued between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2009 are reminded that they expire on 30 June 2015. Staff cannot work in a licensed venue on an expired certificate. If you work in a job that requires an ...

Disturbance complaint leads to outdoor alcohol ban on Paddington Bowling Club

15 May 2015 Alcohol was banned from Paddington Bowling Club's greens and other outdoor areas from 14 April 2015 after the club's corporate and social bowls activities were found to be unduly disturbing the neighbourhood. NSW Police lodged a disturbance complaint under the Liquor Act that bowls functions and associated anti-social behaviour by patrons was affecting local residents including those residing at nearby Goodwin retirement village. After considering the disturbance complaint, reports from OLGR inspectors ...

Kings Cross licensed venue incurs second strike for supplying alcohol to a minor

15 May 2015 Kings Cross licensed venue incurs second strike for supplying alcohol to a minor Kings Cross licensed venue Dreamgirls has incurred a second strike under the Three Strikes disciplinary scheme for supplying alcohol to a minor. At 1am on 27 July 2014, a 16-year-old youth was allowed into the venue without being asked for ID and was allowed to consume alcohol, resulting in an offence of supplying alcohol to a minor on a ...

RSA NSW CORRESPONDENCE - IS READY TO GO!

25 March 2015 That's right - as of the 23rd February AAAT is an approved provider of the RSA NSW Correspondence course, study in your own time, at your own pace, in your own home. Course material is emailed to you to access whenever you want, course fee $110 no more to pay includes the NSW RSA Competency ID Card ! Its' simple  1. Register and pay 2. Receive course material via email 3. Complete assessment and ...

RSA NSW BY EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE

25 February 2015 As of 23rd February 2015 - AAAT is approved to deliver the RSA NSW unit via correspondence. This is the most convenient and economical way to obtain your RSA at home on the same day*. Full course with no hidden fees or charges only $140 includes Competency Card fee. You simply complete your registration and payment online. We will email you workbook and assessment material. Once you have completed the assessment ...

Foodwise Newsletter #35

17 February 2015 A NSW Food Authority newsletter for NSW food industries Click image to access current issue #35

AlcoCups and AAAT join forces

23 December 2014 AlcoCups specialise in providing the community with interactive education and awareness group programs for people of all ages.  Using the most recent tools, strategies and research from the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF), Australian Government Department of Health & Aging Safe Drive Training and Beyond Blue Australia, AlcoCups programs aim at increasing participants knowledge to reduce the harms and risks associated with alcohol and other drugs. AlcoCups offer flexibilty in the delivery ...