Online RSA NSW

Why You Can’t Complete An Online RSA For NSW

Unfortunately, securing a RSA in New South Wales cannot be completed online like our other state RSA courses. But the process is still relatively simple. Let’s go through it.


1) Why can’t I complete the course online? 

It’s a legal requirement of the New South Wales State government. Basically, if you want to work with or around alcohol, you will need both a RSA Certificate and a photo ID competency card.

It isn’t just a requirement for bartenders either, you’ll also need it if you:

  • Are a supplier alcohol
  • Are a licensee
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Room Service or Flight Attendant
  • Work as a crowd controller or as security staff.

So chances are if you work in any sort of bar, retail liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries, you will need to undertake the course.

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2) If I can’t do this training online, where can I do it? 

Unfortunately at this stage, etrainu cannot provide online RSA courses  for those wishing to work in New South Wales due to current state regulations.

RSA courses are conducted on a weekly basis in a number of cities and regional areas in New South Wales, so be sure to consult the list of approved RSA training providers to see which one is closest to you.


 3) Why do I need an RSA to work in NSW?

Sadly, because of the increase of alcohol-related violence in NSW, the State Government approved legislation to suspend online RSA training on the 30th January 2013 to tackle the issue.

Until changes have been made to the former online course, securing a RSA in NSW can only be through face-to face courses. But if this changes, we’ll be the first to let you know!

Even when times are tough, it’s comforting to know that Australians will always love a drink! So why not become a bartender.