SITHFAB021 - Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

Nationally Accredited RSA Training

If you are a server or seller of alcohol in the Australian Capital Territory, you are on the correct website for receiving your official SITHFAB021 - Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol Statement of Attainment, also known in the industry as RSA.

Employers in the licensed hospitality industry require any employee serving or selling alcohol to the public to obtain their mandatory RSA certification by an approved RTO

Staff engaged in the sale, supply or service of liquor have 28 days from the date they commence employment/volunteer in that capacity to complete the course. 

Upon successful completion of your RSA in the ACT, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for SITHFAB021 - Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol. A copy of your Statement of Attainment must be presented to your employer as soon as practicable.


This nationally accredited ACT RSA online course is suitable for everyone involved in the sale, supply or service of liquor at a licensed premises, including:

  • Food and beverage attendants
  • Packaged liquor salespersons selling in person, over the phone or online
  • Winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff
  • Alcohol supplier sales representatives
  • Security staff who monitor customer behaviour
  • Venue licensee responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management

PLEASE NOTE: As of 9 September 2022, interstate RSA certificate holders can now complete the ACT RSA refresher course instead of the full course.

Train at your convenience - 24/7 online

If you need to complete an RSA course in Canberra, why not do it online with us? Once you have registered you will have access to your online training account with all the information and resources you need to complete your course. 

Training is done fully online, which you can start, stop and resume at any time. Our helpful AAAT Training staff are available if you need learning support.

To get started, register for a free account to access our online learning portal. After you have registered, you’ll be able to purchase your desired course.



Our online courses are supported by many Australian pubs, clubs and venues in the hospitality industry. Some of our clients include Nando’s, Moet Hennessy, Boost Juice, Guzman Y Gomez, Dan Murphy’s and BWS.


The nationally accredited SITHFAB021 - Provide Responsible service of alcohol (RSA) is manadatory for all other bar staff engaged in the sale, supply or service of liquor at a licensed premises, 

Staff engaged in the sale, supply or service of liquor have 28 days from the date they commence employment/volunteer in that capacity to complete the course. A copy of your Statement of Attainment must be presented to your employer as soon as practicable.

At AAAT we very proud of the business we have built, and wanted to let you know why we think we are different to the other training companies.
If you chose AAAT for your training you will get;

  • Your own online training account where you can store and access your accreditations and course material. You can keep this access even after you have finished for future reference
  • Engaging content via a genuine on-line learning environment (not just boring old PDF or PowerPoint slides!)
  • A training and assessment team with a strong history in the hospitality industry. We only provide training for the Hospitality Industry.
  • A team focussed on making your learning work for you and getting you the accreditation you need as soon as possible. We have helped over 60,000 students get their training accreditations.

Perhaps, our clients say it best….

Having been in the hospitality industry for over 35 years and due to the requirement to move interstate and internationally I’ve been required to complete a range of RSA courses.  The Access All Areas training programme is one of the best training modules I have completed

Mike, General Manager Resort Hotel, TAS

Just a quick email to mention how Alicia was exceptional with me today. She helped me throughout my RSA NSW online course and even stayed after work to make sure I would get my certificate -she saved my job and deserves the ''employee of the month''

William, NSW

I really appreciated the videos to make the situations more realistic. I also appreciated the 2nd and 3rd opportunities to get the answer correct rather than just being rejected as unsuccessful. It was also extremely helpful to know you were just a phone call away when I got really stuck.

Robyn, SA Vineyard

The Access All Areas RSA training programme was convenient and uncomplicated. The system was easy to navigate through and their customer service was excellent.

Mark, NSW


SITHFAB021 – Provide responsible service of alcohol - Unit Requirements

This nationally recognised unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol.

Responsible practices must be undertaken wherever alcohol is sold or served, including where alcohol samples are served during on-site product tastings. This unit, therefore, applies to any workplace where alcohol is sold or served, including all types of hospitality venues, packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries.


The unit applies to all levels of sales personnel involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants; packaged liquor salespersons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management.

This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases, after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences.


Assessment is undertaken using different formats, yet:

  • All assessments are untimed and are conducted as open book assessment (this means you can refer to your Learner Guide or any other material during the assessment).
  • You must read and respond to all questions, 
  • You must complete the task independently and using your own words.
  • No marks or grades are allocated for this assessment task. The outcome of the task will be Satisfactory or Not Yet Satisfactory.
  • Not Yet Satisfactory will be followed up by the assessor with feedback. You must review this and resubmit your assessment considering the feedback
  • As you complete this assessment task you are predominately demonstrating your knowledge to your trainer/assessor.

The assessments used to assess competence in this program include: 

  • Multi choice quiz questions
  • Free Text questions to interpret learner’s own interpretation of given scenarios and legislative documents
  • Case Study steps through a possible workplace scenario. The leaner must answer questions about the scenario.
  • WISE 3.1 (Workplace Industry Simulated Environment) - 6 interactive video scenarios with between 5-10 interactive questions that require correct response
  • Video Verification/Assessment - this comprises of you authenticating yourself with an authorised photographic ID along with completing an assessment on camera.


Your course will take you around six (6) hours to work through the learning material and then around two (2) hours of assessment, depending upon your previous experience.
To ensure that you meet the learning outcomes for this unit, you are asked to complete the following General Assessment requirements – there are two (2) main sections of the assessment – Knowledge and Performance.

  • Knowledge assessments assess your ability to understand legislation, operational requirements to maintain required standards and duty of care around the service and consumption of alcohol.
  • Performance evidence is gathered by assessing your ability to undertake practical activities in working in a business which serves and sells alcohol, safely.


Learners can expect to complete the following requirements during assessment: 
The learner will move through five (5) modules of learning content.

Multi Quiz

At the completion of each of the six (6) Learning Modules, multichoice questions are to be answered. These must be answered correctly before progressing to the next learning module. You do get a couple goes at each question. If you do get in wrong a couple of times, the third time means you are asked to look at the learning material again. 

Practical – Free Text

At the completion of the learning modules you will be asked to respond to a series of questions. The questions relate to the learning undertaken along with basic rules and policies used in the liquor industry. 

Case Study

The case study reflects a workplace situation which you as an employee, would have to face. You must respond to the scenario. This is done by answering question about the evolving situation.

Interactive Videos - WISE 3.1 

A further series of interactive videos filmed in a hospitality simulated workplace environment will be viewed by the learner. The learner is required to interact with the video scenarios, submitting correct responses. There are between five to ten (5-10) questions per video scenario. Each scenario must be answered correctly before being allowed to move onto the next section.

Video Verification/Assessment

A short video is required of you holding your official ID so it can be clearly seen and you stating your Name and Date of Birth. You are also required to respond to a scenario as part of your assessment. this is to be completed as a single video. This will need to be uploaded within your Learning Portal.


  • Upon submission of all your assessments, a Trainer and Assessor will review your work. If any of your answers or videos do not meet requirements, feedback will be sent to you. Please read through this carefully, review the learning material and resubmit your work.
  • Please allow two (2) working days for assessment.
  • If you are marked as correct and email will be sent to you.
  • If your work does not meet requirements, feedback will be sent to you.


Learning resources provided to you through our portal

  • Learning and assessment is conducted through our learning portal.
  • All your learning resources, including Liquor Regulations and guidelines, videos, legislation, and safety guides, are available on your learner portal.
  • Assessment material is online. Some items may be downloaded.
  • Links to regulatory agencies
  • Signage
  • House policy
  • applicable fact sheets
  • required templates


  • Computer
  • Video recording device. Smart phone or tablet are fine
  • internet access and the ability to download templates and upload recorded content