The NSW OLGR has provided strict guidelines relating to the Distance Education Course content in order for it to match the content of the face-to-face course and both provide trainees with the same qualification -SITHFAB009A.
The difference is that the Online Education course is more convenient and allows you to complete it at your own pace. You can avoid the hassle and cost involved with face-to-face training by completing the course from your office or home, whenever you have free time, no need to take time off work. The Online Education RSA course also allows you to complete the training over chunks of time or in a single sitting, whichever is convenient for you and allows you to go back into the course at any stage to recap previous topics.
In NSW it is mandatory for all workers who are involved in the supply and sale of alcohol to obtain an RSA certificate. The requirements differ from state to state however in general RSA training is mandatory for:
- staff, including promotional staff, involved in the sale, supply and service of alcohol;
- volunteers, including club directors, who have liquor service responsibilities and
- security officers
- Even airlines are hiring cabin crew who have completed the Responsible Service of Alcohol Course.
In NSW, RSA training must be undertaken by one of the select few training providers approved by the OLGR. The NSW OLGR has provided these Registered Training Providers with strict guidelines to adhere to, relating to the course content and ID verification requirements. On completion of the Online Education course, trainees will be issued with an approved certificate on behalf of the Authority.
- A computer
- An internet connection
- Speakers or headphones, as some of the content is presented in audio format.
Although Windows is the recommended Operating System, it would work on a Mac and Linux. Mac does sometimes experience issues with Flash not being able to render.
Broadband/Cable Internet is required. 3G Wireless, including the ones having USB Wireless Modems, are NOT recommended, neither is dial-up as it is not suitable.
Also all Pop-Up Blockers should be turned off. Some Clients have Add-ons installed in their browsers like Norton Bar, Ask.com Search Bar etc. which also have built-in pop-up blockers.
Your computer/browser probably already meets all of these requirements however if not, the good news is that we have a support team available to you if you need any help.
The following plugins and software are free.
Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9 – our preferred internet browsers.
Adobe Flash plugin – required to display the course.
Adobe Acrobat Reader – used to view/print your certificate.
No. This course does not have GST because it is work related training.
Once a trainee has successfully completed the course and assessments, they will need to upload ID Documents through their student account. On receipt of identification documents, students’ details will be entered into the Department of Liquor and Gaming NSW database and an Interim Certificate will be emailed to the student (within 1-2 business days).
Once the trainee has received the interim certificate they make an appointment with a Service NSW Service Centre, to go in and have their photo ID verified, and get a Photo Competency Card issued by Service NSW Service Centre.
You can log back in online to our student management system and print or email your certificates any time you need to (provided they are still valid) Please contact us via phone, email, or live chat if you are having any difficulties logging in. Please check your receipt to confirm that you did the course through us. We can only help if you have registered with us.
The course can be completed in one sitting or over a period of time, it’s up to you. Normally allow 1-2 Hours for completion but because the course is self-paced you can take as long as you like. You can complete some of the course now and come back later to complete the rest, its really up to you how fast you complete the program.
This course complies with all National and State requirements.
Some email programs direct these kinds of emails to the “junk mail” folder, so check here first. If you still cannot locate it send an email to our support and they will assist you. Also our website provides a “Forgotten Password” function which after answering your chosen questions will email you back your registration email.
Yes you can. However first check the laws which apply to the state you will be visiting as each State/Territory has their own requirements. The certificate is not valid outside of Australia.
You have access to the system to complete the course for 3 months from when you make payment.
The good news is that you can continue to take the assessments until you pass, at no additional costs. You will only be able to proceed to the next assessment once the previous one has been passed.
You can pay via credit or visa debit card.
Alternatively we can send you an EFT form, or you can send us a money order (we accept no responsibility for money orders that are lost in the post). In both of these cases it can take 3-5 days to gain access to the course.
Please contact your accountant for information on this.
Then visit the Contact Us page to speak to us telephonically, via email or live chat, we are here to answer any further questions you may have or to get you started.
Beginning in 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI gives you access to your online USI account which will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.
If you don’t already have your USI number this can be created easily through the profile section of your account. For more information regarding the USI please visit www.usi.gov.au.