Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol - SITHFAB002 - ACT

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RSA ONLINE with ACT specific content. We are an Australian Capital Territory government approved trainer for the Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (SITHFAB002) RSA online course.

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ACT Online Details

  • RSA ACT Online one fee - No additional fees or charges.
  • RTO #45332 is a national provider of RSA online with the Australian Capital Territory Office of Regulatory Services.
  • You will need to complete and submit a statutory declaration including photo identification.
  • You can start training in 2 minutes.
  • **Receive your ACT RSA PDF statement of attainment same day if you submit your photo ID on business days before 3:30 pm AEST.
  • Qualified ACT RSA trainers available on 1300 toll free number during business hours.
  • Please read our student guide (PDF, 10.8mb) or read more about your rights.
  • Australian Capital Territory government requirements read more.
  • Nationally recognised statement of attainment issued is valid in ACT, QLD, WA, NT, SA & TAS.
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  • Bundled courses must be completed by the same student & each course can be completed independently of others.

  • Delivery combines online learning and assessment with practical demonstration of skills assessment via video from a suitable physical simulated environment.
  • Duration: between 4-12 hours depending on your past experience and learning ability.

ACT RSA specific requirements

As of 1st July 2012 RSA online training needs to be completed every three years if you are: 
          • the licensee or a commercial permit holder; 
          • an employee of the licensee or commercial permit holder
             who serves liquor at the premises; or, 
          • a crowd controller who works at the premises.

Learning Outcome

A statement of attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency.

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

  • Australian residential and postal address 
  • Broadband Internet
  • Latest version of a compatible web browser: Chrome (works best
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Access to a room with a table and blank wall
  • Printer and paper, sticky tape or blue tack
  • Video recording device – your smart phone is perfect
  • Empty bottle, 30ml measure, (eg medicine measure or you can either, buy one form a chemist or we can post you one) a glass tumbler.
  • Students must successfully complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to starting the course
  • You will be required to demonstrate your skills in a suitable simulated industry environment via video - More details
  • A desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet, or large size smart phone (7cm x 12cm). Note with iPhones you will need to click "Done" for each video sequence.  More details

What you will learn

With 3-9 hours of engaging online content and additional optional supplementary reading, there is plenty of material available for you to understand how to:

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

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 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 more detail, see our FAQ section on USI)

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 - More details
  • Comply with the Standards for RTOs 2015
  • Issue AQF certification
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How will you be assessed?

This RSA training 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 online. 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 the wrong answer another two times you will be locked out of the assessment, at which point you will need to contact a qualified trainer for assistance. Case studies and a simulated bar environment require you to implement what you have learnt in typical online practical scenarios. In addition, you will be required to create a suitable simulated environment for filming your practical demonstration of skills video assessments.

Your formal assessment activities have been mapped back to the Unit of Competency SITHFAB002 – Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol. 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 state or territory legislation.

How long will the assessments take?

You will have 0.9 – 2.9 hrs 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 and Video Assessments:

  • SIMBAR Preparing and Serving Standard Drinks
  • SIMBAR Practical Demonstration of Skills Interactive Simulation
  • SIMBAR Practical Demonstration of Skills Webcam Recording – Refusal of Service – Offering Food
  • SIMBAR Practical Demonstration of Skills Webcam Recording – Refusal of Service – Emotional Distress
  • SIMBAR Practical Demonstration of Skills Webcam Recording – Service – Illicit Substances – Refusal of Service
  • SIMBAR Practical Demonstration of Skills Webcam Recording – Service – Illicit Substances – Warning
  • SIMBAR Practical Demonstration of Skills Webcam Recording – Service – Illicit Substances – Call Security
  • SIMBAR Practical Demonstration of Skills Webcam Recording – Using Measures

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, 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.