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WARNING on supply of alcohol to minors

19 December 2014 The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing warn that new requirements in relation to underage drinking came into effect on 15th December 2014 under the Liquor Legislation Amendment (Satutory Review) Act 2014. From 15 December, a new escalating sanctions regime applies significant penalties where alcohol is sold to minors on licensed premises, including licence suspension and cancellation. From 15 December, additional responsible supervision controls also apply where alcohol is supplied to ...

Food Poisoning - The UNWANTED gift that keeps on giving

19 December 2014 The NSW Food Authority provides a timely reminder for this Christmas with reccommendations for food safety - "always observe good hygiene and remember to keep it cold, keep it clean, keep it hot and check the labels" • Keep your fridge at or below 5°C, use a fridge thermometer to check that the temperature stays around 4 to 5°C • Make sure you have enough fridge space as fridges won’t work properly ...

New Liquor Laws for WA

18 November 2014 LIQUOR stores will open between 10am and 10pm on Sundays, under new laws set to be introduced in WA. Nightclub trading hours will also be extended to 2am on Sundays and restaurants catering to up to 120 people will be able to serve alcohol without a meal, as part of changes to the state’s liquor laws announced today. It follows a plan by the Barnett Government to introduce “secondary supply” legislation banning ...

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

3 October 2014 From January 1st 2015, if you're studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the main ...

A Safe Night Out Strategy - QLD Alcohol intiative

15 September 2014 If you can’t play nice, you’re out of the game. We're red carding anti-social behaviour New initiatives are being rolled out to restore responsible behaviour and respect, stamp out alcohol and drug-related violence and ensure Queensland’s nightlife is safe for all. Read more click on image New laws and penalties will ensure police have the powers and resources to respond quickly and effectively to alcohol and drug-related violence and antisocial behaviour where needed. ...

Mystery Shopper trial - QLD

15 September 2014 It is important for you to take the time to familiarise yourself with the recent gaming changes outlined in the Liquor (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013. These amendments were passed by the Queensland Parliament on 20 May 2014. Included in the Government's Safe Night Out Strategy is a trial to assess alcohol service practices through 'mystery shopper' style tests in licensed venues. The trial will be conducted within ...

Safe Night Precinct - QLD

15 September 2014 One key component of the Safe Night Out Strategy is the establishment of 15 Safe Night Precincts (SNPs) across the state where there is a concentration of licensed venues. A SNP board may be established within each precinct, which will be an incorporated association. The Liquor Act specifies membership eligibility requirements for SNP associations. This includes licensees of licensed premises located in the precinct, owners or operators of other businesses located ...

Be Safe With Food This Father's Day

5 September 2014 The NSW Food Authority recommends the following tips for outdoor cooking and dining this Father’s Day cook foods to at least 60 degrees Celsius; don’t eat cooked foods that have been left out for more than two hours; if you’re travelling, store uncooked and ready-to-eat foods in separate sealed containers and keep them cold during transport using a chiller bag or esky; don’t eat foods that should be refrigerated if they have been left ...

Mandatory Egg Stamping

5 September 2014 Egg stamping will become mandatory in NSW from 26 November 2014.  NSW egg producers will be required to stamp each egg with a unique identifying mark that will enable traceability back to the farm where it was laid. The NSW government will make regulatory amendments to ensure small businesses that produce less than 20 dozen eggs a week and sell those eggs direct from the farm gate, will not be required ...

NEW Food Allergen Safety unit released!

23 May 2014 Australia has one of the highest allergy rates in the world, and the problem is growing. AAAT has released a new Food Safety Allergen Training unit specifically for the hospitality industry. This unit can be completed online for a small cost of $30 - why risk severe illness or even death of a customer for just $30 click here to select your state and start training.

NEW Effective Conflict Resolution unit released!

23 May 2014 Using conflict resolution skills especially towards persons affected by alcohol, is a necessary tool in combating alcohol fuelled violence. For just $30 why not complete this online unit to learn effective ways to manage conflict in the hospitality industry.

NEW LICENSE FEES - DRGL WA

28 March 2014 The Liquor Control Amendment Regulations 2014 were published in the Government Gazette today and come into effect tomorrow.                                Regulation 27A outlines that newly granted licences will be charged their first annual licence fee on a quarterly pro-rata basis. Where a new licence is to take effect between 1 January – 31 March the licensee is required to ...

AAAT Supports Ride to Conquer Cancer

21 February 2014 The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. The moneyraised for The Ride will benefit Harry Perkins Institute, Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute. The 2-day cycling adventure begins cyclists for an inspiring Opening Ceremony, where we’ll remember those lost to ...

AAAT Proudly Supporting Miracle Babies

12 February 2014 THIS IS CLOSE TO OUR HEART...  AAAT is a proud supporter of Miracle Babies. AAAT will donate $1 for every unit purchased until the $10,000 goal has been reached. Janine is our Training & Compliance manager and this is her challenge... Go Janine! Watch Janine (Debuting Harper!) CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW Marathon for Miracles from Ryan Chatfield Images on Vimeo. Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the ...

Update - NSW RSA ONLINE

2 February 2014 On the 30th January 2014, the NSW Parliament will consider legislation to give effect to new measures to tackle alcohol-related violence.  As part of those measures the government is considering the temporary suspension of online Responsible Service of Alcohol until changes have been made to improve the integrity of online certification. As a prudent measure AAAT will NOT accept new enrolments into the RSA NSW unit until improvements have been made. IF ...

Barry O'Farrell - Sweeping changes to tackle alcohol fuelled violence

26 January 2014 Pubs and clubs in Sydney CBD will be forced to lock out new customers from 0130am and cease alcohol trading by 0300am under a state government crackdown on alcohol and drug related violence. Premier Barry O’Farrell has also announced bottle shops will have to close their doors at 10pm. Venues will be subject to a risk-based licensing scheme whereby higher fees will be imposed on venues that trade later, are larger or ...

FSS NSW Notification

7 January 2014 Local food service businesses who haven’t yet trained someone in their business as a Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) are being reminded to do so. NSW Food Authority CEO Polly Bennett said the uptake of the program has been encouraging, however those businesses yet to train a person as an FSS need to make it a priority. I’d like to remind the hospitality and retail businesses covered by this program, which includes restaurants, ...

Exemptions to LCA in West Australia

31 December 2013 Click on image to read more... On 7 December 2013, the Liquor Control Regulations 1989 were amended to introduce new conditions to the exemption applicable to the sale/supply of gift hampers containing liquor. The Act regulates the sale, supply and consumption of liquor. However, there are a number of situations where the sale, supply and consumption of liquor is specifically exempted from the application of the Act. Such situations involve small ...

NEW Units Now Being Delivered !

15 December 2013 The new accredited unit codes are now being offered by Access All Areas Training. As of January 2014 all Registered Training Organisations across Australia are required by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to commence delivering the new unit codes, these are as follows: Provide Responsible Sevice of Alcohol - SITHFAB201 (formerley SITHFAB009A) Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety - SITXFSA101 (formerly SITXOHS002A) Participate in Safe Food Handling - SITXFSA201 ( formerly SITXFSA001A) Access ...

NEW Unit Codes Transition information

14 December 2013 As of January 2014 all Registered Training Organisations that offer Food Safety, Food Supervisor and Responsible Service of alcohol should have transitioned to the new unit codes for these courses. The new units are deemed to be equivalent to the previous unit codes which means that all participants that hold the superseded coded Statement of Attainment will still be valid. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.... In the next few days Access ...

NEW Information - Acceptable Forms of ID in WA

3 November 2013 As of 20TH April 2013 regulations came into effect that allow the Australian Learners Permit Card to be used as a form of ID to gain entrance into a licensed premises in WA This is in addition to the already accepted forms of ID being an Australian Drivers license A International or Australian passport and a WA Proof of Age card Read more

Approved Manager - How to apply

3 November 2013 Confused on how to apply to become an Approved Manager or Licensee in WA ? The Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor have put together a fact sheet to remove the confusion that surrounds this topic Put simply a person must first obtain their MLP1 certificate via Access All Areas Training then obtain a police clearance fill out the online application form with DRGL and submit all documents to Australia ...

Approved Managers WA - IMPORTANT INFO

24 May 2013 The conduct of business at the licensed premises must be personally managed and supervised by an individual at all times Approved Manager penalty $10 000 Unless you are a sole licensee and will be the sole manager a licensee cannot conduct business until there is a manager appointed who holds the above card or receipt pending the issue of the card DRGL have just released a How to when applying for your ID card Click the ...

Name and Shame register NSW Food Authority

11 February 2013 7 Million hits on Name and Shame register The popular Name and Shame register which publicly names businesses that fail to meet food safety standards has received more than 7 million hits online, NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson said. Click the image to read more

Australian Capital Territory Food Supervisor Deadline

5 February 2013 From 1 September 2013, the Food Act 2001 requires all registered food businesses in ACT to appoint a Food Safety Supervisor. The aim of the food safety supervisor requirement is to reduce the burdens associated with food borne illness through education and supervision. Access All Areas Training is approved to deliver this unit in ACT

Access All Areas Training & Spotless join forces

5 February 2013 It has been a big week for Access All Areas Training - we are now a PREFERRED SUPPLIER for SPOTLESS CATERING. www.spotless.com.au Spotless is a leader in specialist hospitality management and catering services.

NSW Food Authority FSS deadline alert

12 January 2013 DONT RISK A FINE! Businesses should now have a trained and notified Food Safety Supervisor working in their business. Businesses that do not yet have a Food Safety Supervisor are risking a fine, and should follow the directions outlined in the FSS training deadline alert to comply with this requirement as soon as possible. click on home in the bar above to select the NSW FSS unit and start training NOW.

Time running out to pay licence fees - DRGL WA

12 January 2013 WA Information only...... By now, all liquor licensees should have received their annual licence fee invoice which should be paid by January 1, 2013. When paying your fee, ensure all of your details are filled out correctly and in full. For example, entering the wrong payment year when paying online via Bpay will result in the payment not being registered and will lead to a late payment penalty. Subsequently, if the late payment penalty is not paid it ...

RSA NSW Year 12 student intiative

20 September 2012 St Francis College Leeton located in country NSW recently put in place a year 12 initiative that allowed year 12 students to complete the online RSA NSW course. Students were visited by local police to provide students with an awareness of the perils of drinking and the implications of becoming intoxicated. In addition students were able to complete online their Responsible Service of Alcohol NSW OLGR approved course, in readiness to either seek ...

The Course in Management of Licensed Premises 52473WA - MLP1

19 September 2012 Supersedes the Course in Liquor Licenisng 52065 - Effective 01 September 2012 Section 100 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (The Act) requires that an approved manager must, unless the Director of Liquor Licensing determines otherwise, be present on the licensed premises at any time that the business is conducted at those premises. Section 102B of the Act states that the Director may approve a person as an Approved Restricted Manager or ...

NSW RSA Now Available Online

19 September 2012 NSW RSA ONLINE - $115 includes Competency ID Card. A 12 month trial of online RSA training commenced in July 2012 The online RSA course provides an alternative to traditional classroom training, particularly for students in regional areas and for those who have difficulty attending a classroom. Flexibility Online training also provides greater flexibility for training providers and students in terms of how the mandatory training program is delivered. The online course addresses key ...

Call to lower blood-alcohol limit for drivers

13 September 2012 A senior Victorian police officer is campaigning to cut the blood-alcohol limit for drivers from 0.05 to 0.02 per cent. Victoria Police Road Policing Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill says a similar decision in Sweden saw the level of fatalities and serious injuries on the road drop 10 per cent. He says it is would be a big move but that it is time to consider all options to reduce the road toll. Mr ...

No alcohol while pregnant' campaign launched

9 September 2012 A new Western Australian advertising campaign urging women not to drink alcohol while pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding was launched today on World Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. Mental Health Minister Helen Morton said the Strong Spirit Strong Future campaign, including State-wide television and radio advertising, was aimed at dispelling any confusion within the community, even among health practitioners about drinking alcohol during pregnancy. “The National Health and Medical ...

WA Regulations make it an offence to take liquor into major sporting venues

5 September 2012 Minister for Racing and Gaming Terry Waldron today announced a change to the Liquor Control Regulations 1989 that makes it an offence to bring liquor into a number of major Perth sporting arenas. Mr Waldron said recent amendments to the Liquor Control Act 1988 introduced an offence for a person to bring liquor into a prescribed sports arena, without the consent of the licensee. This offence applies to any sports arena that has been prescribed ...

Safer food being served up

2 September 2012 Food safety standards in retail food and foodservice outlets across NSW have increased significantly, Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson said today. Ms Hodgkinson said the number of retail food outlets which comply with food safety standards has more than doubled since 2008. "Businesses are making more of an effort to ensure their workplaces are clean and hygienic which is great news for consumers," Ms Hodgkinson said. "The evaluation of the Food Regulation ...