Online RSA has earned first class approvals in all Australian states and territories

The quality of the Online RSA course has earned it first class approvals in each and every state and territory of Australia.

What this means to you is there is no additional state-based training required after completing our RSA course. It’s all included, saving you the time and hassle!

Just complete our course, download your official RSA certificate, then you are good to start working in the chosen state or territory.


While all current and valid Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who deliver RSA will award a national statement of attainment in the Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol SITHFAB021 unit of competency, there are additional state and territory training requirements.

To teach these additional state requirements an RTO needs its course to be approved by each independant state liquor authority.

Other (lower quality) online RSA courses will be lacking approvals for one or more states, usually VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT or SA, as these states have more rigorous approval processes.

For example;

  • State liquor authority personnel must view and experience the course for themselves before signing off.
  • a special state RSA certificate needs to be issued.
  • in addition to their VET reporting requirements, the RTO must report (often quarterly) to the state liquor authority.
  • in some cases the state authority levies a fee for an RTO to be approved.
  • in other cases the state authority levies a fee for each student trained.

Please be aware

Lower quality providers are trying to disguise the fact they are not state approved, by saying their national SITHFAB021 RSA certificate is accepted, so long as you complete the additional state RSA bridging course.

These providers are negligent in their duty to provide quality training and support and should be avoided at all cost. Not only are you not getting proper state approved training, we have audited every one of these courses and found all to be weak (at best) and even entirely missing (in violation) many important RSA concepts.

Choose Online RSA - a high integrity and ethical registered training organisation (RTO)

Online RSA has always aimed to exceed the standards and deliver the highest quality best RSA training and support possible. Even though in the short-term it that means we lose sales to those cheap providers scraping the bottom of the barrel on service to hit a price.

As “the Original” online RSA we have a significant age advantage over all our competitors. On top of this we develop all our technology in-house, further stretching our advantage. Simply put, if they were to deliver an apples-to-apples training experience the same as us, they would be charging a whole lot more.

If you have read this far consider yourself informed. We’re counting on you to make the right call!

Thank you.

Next steps

Choose your State or territory to learn more about the RSA requirements and to get started.

Which RSA do I need?

The RSA you need is based upon the State(s) you intend to work in.

Unlike other providers that force you do 2 courses - their weak RSA and a separate State-run bridging course - we have earned first class approvals from each and every individual State government body, such that our course is the only RSA course that you need to do.

Click your State on the map or the list below;

Airline cabin crew RSA

Crew onboard passenger aircraft in the sky require a national SITHFAB021 RSA certificate. Click the aeroplane or link below.