RSA Sydney

You Can Finally Complete Your RSA Online in Sydney. Or If You Prefer You Can Complete it Face to Face. We Found Some of the Best and Cheapest Training Providers For You. Check Them Out!

RSA Sydney

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It is mandatory for those selling, supplying or serving alcohol in licensed establishments in New South Wales to have an RSA Certificate. There are no specific ‘RSA Sydney’ certificate courses available, but anyone who intends to work in the NSW area, specifically in Sydney, has to obtain an RSA NSW certificate. This RSA Certificate provides staff dealing with liquor, the information and skills to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities to their customers.

Completing Your RSA in Sydney

Where Can I get an RSA-NSW Certificate in Sydney?

There are many trainers who can give you the necessary programs you’ll need to be able to work in Sydney. Just make sure the provider you choose has the right credentials from the government.

We recommend you checkout this RSA Sydney Training Provider. They are one of the cheapest training providers we could find, they’re accredited by the necessary authorities and offer the cheapest online NSW RSA course so definitely check them out now.

If you are looking to complete your RSA Course through face to face training providers then we can recommend another training provider to you. They have locations in Sydney CBD, Parramatta & Campbelltown and offer heaps of different training in the hospitality industry. Click here to checkout the face to face training provider we recommend.

RSA NSW training and certification can only be given by training providers who have bee accredited by the Casino, Liquor and Gambling Authority. NSW does not accept any other RSA Certificates from other Australian states. Be careful not to take any training programs under providers claiming to have an interstate or nationally-recognized certificate as NSW does not accept these certificates.

RSA Sydney Online?

Woo!! The rules have changed and there are now some training providers who are accredited to offer the RSA Sydney Online. We found a training provider for you who is accredited to offer the RSA Sydney Online and charges only $97 for the course which makes them the cheapest in NSW so definitely check them out.

Just FYI. The NSW government now accept some RSA certificates completed online, however you need to check with the specific company to see if they are accredited to offer the online course in Sydney. Therefore you will now find training providers who will offer an RSA Sydney online. The RSA Certificate online will now be be accepted by employers and by liquor licensing. Just make sure the training provider is accredited, because online certificates from other states are not accepted and you could  find yourself in trouble with the authorities if you use an invalid certificate and work in a licensed premises – so make sure you choose a training provider who is accredited.

Why Do I Need an RSA-NSW Certificate to Work in Sydney?

This certification is a requirement of the state, so it would be illegal to continue serving, supplying or selling liquor without it. In addition, staff members have to know and understand their legal obligations in doing their jobs. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The effects of alcohol on the human body
  • Dealing with intoxicated customers
  • Refusing service to minors
  • Definition of a standard drink
  • Social effects of overdrinking on a community
  • Facts about liquor
  • Legal requirements for staff

How much is an RSA-NSW Certificate in Sydney?

Costs for training programs and the certificate vary according to each specific provider, but the estimated cost for reputable trainers is around $120-$140, it would be best to look for the best training provider so you can be sure to get the best deal for your money. We recommend this Sydney training provider, as they are the cheapest one we could find and allow you to complete the course online for only $97 – much cheaper than face to face training.

Cheap RSA Sydney?

Looking for a cheap place to complete your RSA in Sydney?  Unfortunately it is a lot more expensive to complete your RSA Sydney because the NSW government charges training providers a heck of a lot of tax per student who completes their RSA certificate. Therefore training providers have no choice but to charge a lot higher price for their RSA Certificates. We really have had a look around to find if any training provider charged less than $120 and we guess what? We finally found one! That’s why we recommend this training provider because they are amongst the cheapest and allow you to complete the course online.

Who Needs an RSA Certificate for Sydney?

All personnel in venues that deal with liquor are required to undergo RSA training and receive an RSA Certificate. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Licensees
  • Security staff
  • Bar staff
  • Floor staff
  • Promotional staff
  • Managers/owners
  • Volunteers

Can I Be Employed in a licensed establishment in Sydney if I’m Under 18 Years Old?

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to work in establishments that deal with alcoholic beverages. However, minors are allowed to complete the RSA Certificate training program provided that they do not work until they reach the age of 18. We double checked this with numerous Sydney Training providers and they assured us that you can complete your RSA with them if you are 17 years of age.

  1. Anh TranAnh Tran05-06-2012

    I’m 17 years old. I can get the RSA certificate now, can’t I????

  2. JaimeeJaimee05-07-2012

    Hi Anh,

    Yes you certainly can. We checked with a company and you can complete your RSA Sydney with them when you are 17, however you can’t get a job in a licensed venue in Sydney until you are 18. Hope this information helps.

    Thanks for visiting our website.

  3. dgt2dgt208-05-2012

    hi i live i n hornsby can you suggest a training provider in hornsby and how long will it take to complete the certificate and what are the job prospects once i complete it TY.

  4. JaimeeJaimee08-08-2012


    Thanks for leaving us a message. I don’t know the Sydney area all that well to know if there are any training providers really close to hornsby, but we recommend this training provider who are in Paramatta, or you can even complete your RSA Online in NSW now, so you can always do it from home if you would prefer not to travel. If that interests you, check out this training provider .

    The face to face training generally takes around 6 hours, and the online course will depend on how quickly you work through it. It can take just a few hours but I’m pretty sure you can also stop and have a break and come back to it later. If you visit the site above and contact them, I’m sure they will be able to give you a more definite answer as all RSA Courses can be different.

    Also, an RSA allows you to get lots of different types of jobs. Once you have the certificate you will be able to work in any position that is related to alcohol – bartender, waitress/waiter, bar back, glassy. The list goest on. Without an RSA Certificate though, you are unable to work in any job that involves alcohol. So it’s a really good idea to get the certificate if you want to work in the hospitality industry.

    I hope this answer has helped. If you have any more questions then please don’t hesitate to send them through.


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