RSA Online for Australian Airlines
Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (SITHFAB021)

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Students ❤ Online RSA

The videos were informative and the SIMBAR was helpful. I liked the recap test before the assessments. Acton Park, TAS
Clarity of information in the sessions, good use of video demonstrations. Good resources. All easily navigated. North Warrandyte, VIC
I liked that it wasn’t just reading of material, but little quizzes and videos to break up the training. Waramanga, ACT

Try for Yourself

Get a feel for our course with a quick refusal of service activity. Please be aware the demo contains sound and starts with a loud wooohooo!

Tip: Try the wrong answer and watch our actors have some fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How old do you have to be to get an RSA?

There is no practical age limit on getting your RSA, but, as an minor under the age of 18, you will not be permitted to sell or serve alcohol anywhere in Australia, ie. even with an RSA.

That said, it is not unusual for minors to obtain an RSA and there are several benefits;

  • Gain a good understanding of the effects of alcohol on the body.
  • Better aware of the environment you may be working in as a waiter or in food prep.
  • Able to collect used glasses from tables as a RSA is required for that task.
  • Are overall less risky to the business - some venues require all staff to be certified.
  • Can begin serving alcohol on the day you turn 18.
2. How long do RSA statement of attainments last for?

It depends on the State and the RSA certificate.

The national unit of competency Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol SITHFAB021 statement of attainment itself, never expires.

But, certain States such as ACT require your training to be refreshed every 3 years and the NSW RSA competency card has a 5 year expiry.

In general most States recommend that if you have been out of the industry for over 3 years, then you should refresh your RSA skills. This full RSA course is perfectly acceptable to use as a RSA refresher course.

3. Can I get my Airlines RSA today, same-day?

Unlike other online RSA courses, our trainers mark continually throughout the day - not just once at the end. Also our RSA assessment is split-up nicely into topics, allowing you to move ahead at your own pace as we mark and provide feedback in parallel.

So if it's before 11:00 AM (Melbourne time) on a weekday, then yes it should be possible to get your RSA certificate today, but you had best get moving!

Generally though, it's better to plan ahead, take your time and aim for the next business day.

But if you do find yourself in rush, please let us know and we'll do our best to keep an eye out for your assessments and prioritise marking accordingly - there is no charge for this, we are happy to go above and beyond for our valued students!

4. Are there any additional fees to pay?

Absolutely not! There is no more to pay, than what you choose to pay up-front today. (see options below)

It seems obvious, but we are aware of unscrupulous providers appearing 'cheap' but charging hidden fees for;

  • Basic support - like, seriously!
  • Re-markinng if you answer incorrectly - nobody's perfect.
  • Same-day marking - it's no less effort to mark tomorrow, they are simply profiting off your urgency.
  • Issuing your certificate - start now free, trap you later!
  • Unnecessary & non-standard RSA cards - not accepted by employers.

Warning: We are aware of at least 1 company advertising non-accredited 'introduction' RSA courses. (amongst others) Please don't fall for these scam courses! Only RSA certificates issued by Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are valid and accepted by employers. There is no need to do an introductory course, everything you need to know will be well-covered in our fully accredited RSA courses.

5. Do you price-match competitors?

In short, no, because the quality of our RSA courses and the time and effort our trainers put in, is far-far greater than any competitor - especially those undercutting our fair and ethical pricing.

How? Because we have developed and streamlined our systems in-house for over 15 years! If anyone is charging less than us, it is a given they are doing a LOT less for you and cutting major corners.

And what are we talking about here really, the price of 1 or 2 drinks out.. the 'cost' might be losing shifts, or a great job entirely, because of a silly mistake due to subpar training.

As a highly ethical business, we have invested back heavily into improving our course and systems. And we've been here the longest too - (there can be only one - we are the original)

The quality of our courses has earned us first class approvals from ALL States, whereas cheaper foes will be missing one or more of VIC, NSW, TAS, SA or ACT - the reason being, is these States have more arduous (responsible) approval vetting, to weed out poor self-assessed providers. Simply put, those cheaper courses would not pass muster - so as a workaround, they will have you do a completely unrelated State course, then fob you off to a separate 'bridging course'. That's a big red flag right there! Not to mention a waste of your time and the additional hidden costs.

We understand times are tough and every dollar counts, but we honestly and ethically deliver maximum value for money and go above and beyond for our students! Their 'cheap' is just that, cheap.

And if you start our course and change your mind about getting an RSA (maybe the job offer falls though) you are covered by our 7 day, 100% money-back guarantee. Fair!

6. What are the terms of your money-back guarantee?

We are proud to offer a 100% money-back guarantee under fair and reasonable conditions;

  • where the refund is requested within 7 days of purchase
  • and; you have not completed the course and qualified for your certificate.

If the course is so good, then why would we need to offer a guarantee?

There are occasions where a person changes their mind about getting an RSA today. Maybe a job offer falls though or their only computer/internet connection explodes. In any case, we have you covered.

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More ❤ From Our Students

I really liked the simulator and how I had options on how to act as it was really helpful to identify what to do in difficult situations before I have to encounter them first hand. Doubleview, WA
I was very surprised with the course, very in depth and actually learnt a lot from it, would recommend people to do it even if not for work but just for their own benefit and to learn about alcohol. Katherine East, NT
The resources were easy to access and had plenty of information to go back on. The course including ‘chapters’ and their sub-sections was incredibly useful. Having simulations to watch and having a chance to react to someone in that setting makes it feel easier to apply these to real world situations. O’Connor, ACT
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Airlines RSA Online Details

  • You will be awarded a SITHFAB021 statement of attainment that is accepted in the Australian airlines as well as ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS & WA.
  • Delivery combines online learning and assessment with practical demonstration of skills assessment via video from a suitable physical simulated environment.
  • Duration: between 4-6 hours (typical) depending on prior experience and learning ability.
  • If you get stuck, our qualified and experienced RSA trainers are ready to help during business hours, AEST.

Learning Outcomes

  • A statement of attainment for the nationally endorsed unit unit of competency, Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol SITHFAB021.

Pathways Information

Achievement of this unit provides credit towards qualifications in tourism, travel, hospitality, events, holiday parks and resorts in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Requirements and Equipment

  • A desktop computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection.
  • Speakers or headphones.
  • A video recording device, such as a webcam or smartphone.
  • Students must complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to starting the course.

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What you will learn

With hours of engaging e-learning content and (optional) additional supplementary reading, there is plenty of material available for you to fully understand how to:

  • Assess and monitor the levels of intoxication of patrons
  • Refuse to provide alcohol to intoxicated patrons
  • Assist customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • Assess alcohol-affected customers and identify customers to whom sale or service must be refused
  • Sell or serve alcohol responsibly
  • Detect and prevent underage drinking
  • Legally sell, serve and promote alcohol
  • Measure standard drinks and advise patrons

How you will be assessed

This Airlines RSA course combines online learning and assessment plus video demonstration of skills in a physical simulated environment. The online learning is broken into several topics or sections. At the end of each section, a written assessment will be presented and you will be required to answer all questions correctly. If you get a question wrong, you will be directed to review the course material, after which you may reattempt the question. If you give too many wrong answers, you will be locked out of the assessment and must contact one of our qualified RSA trainers for assistance. Case studies and a simulated bar environment require you to implement what you have learnt in typical online practical scenarios.

Your formal assessment activities have been mapped back to the unit of competency Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol SITHFAB021. This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol and to satisfy the requirements for responsible sale and service of alcohol under the Australian airlines legislation.

How long will the assessments take

You will have 1-3 hours of assessment across the following types of assessment:

Online written assessments:

  • Section 01 Why Serve Alcohol Responsibly
  • Section 02 Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
  • Section 03 Minors
  • Section 04 Unduly Intoxicated and Disorderly Patrons
  • Section 05 Responsible Hospitality
  • Section 06 Other Issues
  • SIMBAR Assessment

Interactive simulations:

  • SIMBAR Interactive Simulation

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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, please contact us and we will make arrangements to assist you in your training, or offer you face to face training if available in your area.

Existing experience

If you feel that you have existing skills, knowledge and experience to meet the unit of competency and assessment requirements we may be able to offer you a tailored learning pathway. Please contact us for further consultation.

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Your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Starting from the 1st of January 2015, the federal government added a requirement that everyone undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

During our course enrolment process you will be asked to provide your USI - or if you don't already have one, we will help you through the process of applying for your USI online. It is essential that the details you provide when applying for your USI match with the details and primary ID that you provide to us when you enrol for our Online RSA. This is because these details must match for your statement of attainment to be validated by the government system, otherwise this may cause issues with the validity of your qualification.

In rare circumstances, you may need to speak directly with the government staff to provide further details. We will notify you if this is the case.

For further details, please see our frequently asked questions USI topic.

Roles and Quality Assurance

5 Star Online Training RTO#45332 is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment that you will receive. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) we must:

  • Provide quality training and assessment.
  • Comply with the Standards for RTOs 2015.
  • Issue AQF certification.
  • Respect your consumer rights.

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