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SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol


SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol  is a nationally recognised and accredited unit of competence required by new entrants to the hospitality sector. In Queensland, all persons who serve and supply liquor are required to have this certification, apart from a few community based exemptions. The responsibility for ensuring employees working at licensed venues have RSA certification, within one month of starting work, lies with the licensee.  A Statement of Attainment is issued upon successful completion. This competency is recognised in some other Australian jurisdictions. Note: If you hold a current RMLV certificate you are not required to also hold RSA certification.


Course Description

QHA offers nationally recognised training in SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) in both online and face to face delivery formats for persons who are involved in the sale and supply/service of alcohol according to relevant Queensland regulations, licensing requirements and responsible service of alcohol principles. Subject matter includes identifying minors, or unduly intoxicated or disorderly patrons, which can result in a refusal of service.

There are four elements (sections) to this course:

1. Sell or serve alcohol responsibly
2. Assist customers to drink within appropriate limits
3. Assess alcohol-affected customers and identify those to whom sale or service must be refused.
4. Refuse to provide alcohol


To complete online enrolment, participants will be registered through our web-based eLearning Management System and and agree to comply with assessment submission guidelines. The education regulator requires us to collect your personal particulars and information relating to your schooling and education qualifications. 

If you are an international student on a visa including a subclass 500 visa, you are eligible to undertake this training course. There are no prerequisites for this training.


You will also need to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (which you upload during the enrolment process) such as:
  • Any Australian drivers licence or learners permit.
  • A foreign drivers licence if written in English, or an International licence if not.
  • A passport, Australian or otherwise.
  • Adult proof of age card.
  • Australia Post Keypass .
  • Other recognised proof of age cards.
All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to enrol in this course. If you don't have one, you can obtain it here:

Participants will also be required to complete a mandatory Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to test student capacity to complete training of this type. Support is available weekdays during business hours via email or phone.07 3221 6999.

Course Delivery

The online training is an entry level course, self-paced and total time to complete is dependent on pre-existing skills and knowledge. Minimum completion time for online RSA is set at 4.00 hours.

Face to face delivery is provided via in-house courses on request (usually to schools) and as such, online submissions are not required. LLN, identification, and assessments are all conducted as a component of delivery. Minimum completion time for face-to-face RSA is 5.20 hours.


Assessment for this course consists of a combination of multiple choice, true or false and short answer questions, and practical activities. This includes students demonstrating to trainers/assessors that they have gained appropriate knowledge and skills as outlined in the course performance criteria, such as conducting a refusal of service in a simulated industry environment. 

Note: Assessment for the online RSA (Final Submission) includes uploading a short video of the student demonstrating the above (refusal of service) to a given scenario. 

More information about the assessments in provided in the Introduction at the beginning of this course.   

Certificate (Statement of Attainment)

Upon successful completion of the online RSA, you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol which you will access through the Learner Portal. This nationally recognised qualification does not expire in Queensland, so periodic recertification is not required, although best practice suggests refresher training should be undertaken from time to time.

Although this is a nationally recognised training competency, it is not accepted as a full RSA qualification in some states. This unit of competency forms part of a national qualification package which includes Certificate III in Hospitality and others. Classroom based RSA Statements of Attainment are forwarded in bulk to the particular school. 


For online students, any electronic communication device (e.g. PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone) with a web browser and internet access is required to enter our Learner Portal and complete the online training course and assessments. You will need an email address that is unique to you.

For some practical assessment activities (as mentioned above), students will need to access a smartphone to film the activity for a trainer/assessor to properly assess your skills. 
For face to face training, all resources such as a workbook and stationery will be supplied. Online participants are provided access to resources electronically which includes all learning materials, reference resources, and assessment materials required to successfully complete this hospitality competency. 

QHA Student Handbook

There is a link below to download the QHA Student Handbook which contains a comprehensive suite of policies and procedures in relation to the delivery of accredited and non-accredited training. This also includes information relating to student support, fees and refunds. It is important that you read and understand the information relating to these three matters prior to enrolment. 


$22.00 Pay by credit card upon enrolment (QHA members can select to pay by tax invoice)

1. Enrol and pay for the course via our QHA Training website (by credit card)
2. Create username and password to access your Student Portal.
3. Upload photo identification to our system during enrolment. 
4. Complete Language, Literacy and Numeracy test 
5. Access your Student Portal for course material and assessments.
6. Upload Final Submission video via your Student Portal for assessment
8. QHA releases a Statement of Attainment to your portal after successful completion* 
*During normal business hours 

RTO: 30826

Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Online RSA SITHFAB002 17/02/2022 31/12/2022 $22.00