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Statement of Attainment Responsible Service of Alcohol


This skill set is for workers involved in the sale, service, promotional service, delivery and supply of alcohol to customers. It also applies to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for managing the responsible service of alcohol.


Statement of Attainment - Responsible Service of Alcohol

Next Intake:

Always open

Course No:



CIT Reid

*From Semester 2 2025, the location of this course will transition from CIT Reid to the new CIT Woden campus. CIT will provide support for students who will be making the move to Woden. Learn more.


The RSA has different delivery models offered:
These are the options:
  • Online at your own pace, including an online virtual assessment with the instructor to assess the practical component of the course.
  • Online at your own pace, including a face-to-face assessment with the instructor to assess the practical component of the course.
  • Pre-reading, followed by a four-hour face-to-face class which are scheduled throughout the year at the Reid and Tuggeranong CIT campuses. Please refer to the CIT website for dates.
  • Face to face training is available for school groups and workplaces.

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. Subject costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available. The fees below apply unless training as an apprentice or trainee.

Indicative Cost:


Likely Job Outcome:

Food and Beverage Attendant, Bar Attendant and/or opportunity to work in Events. These jobs can be across a range of hospitality establishments including restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, clubs, hotels, catering venues, etc.
This qualification also provides the required licencing to work in liquor stores/supermarkets.

Application Type:

Full Fee

Additional Information

Students must wear non-slip enclosed shoes and hair must be tied back to comply with hygiene and WHS standards.
If you are interested in enrolling a school group or work team, please contact the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Department on 6207 3196.

Enrolment information:
For the next enrolment dates and Class Reference Numbers(CRNs)/Block codes please visit the Hospitality short courses

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students are 16 years and older to undertake this training.

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 1 subject

Complete 1

  • SITHFAB021   Provide responsible service of alcohol
    • CIT Code: HOSP219
      Cost: Full fee $75.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell, serve or supply alcohol.Responsible practices must be undertaken wherever alcohol is sold, served or supplied, including where alcohol samples are served during on-site product tastings. This unit therefore applies to any workplace where alcohol is sold, served or supplied, including all types of hospitality venues, packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries.The unit applies to all levels of personnel involved in the sale, service, including promotional service and supply of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants; packaged liquor salespersons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; delivery services and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management.The unit incorporates the knowledge requirements, under state and territory liquor licensing law, for employees engaged in the sale, service or supply of alcohol.Certification requirements differ across states and territories. In some cases, all people involved in the sale, service including promotional service and supply of alcohol in licensed premises must be certified in this unit. This can include the licensee and security staff.This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases, after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences.Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory liquor licensing authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email