SITSS00055 - Responsible Service of Alcohol Skill Set

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course TypeShort Course (Accredited)
$150 (Full)


Serving alcohol? Or keen to join the fast-paced hospitality industry? The Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate is essential for anybody working in an environment where alcohol is available for purchase.

Whether you work in a club, pub, café, restaurant, bottle shop or brewery it is a legislative requirement to complete this course. In fact, any retail environment where alcohol is sold or served, even as a sample or product tasting, requires a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate. The RSA by CQUni TAFE can give you the skills and knowledge to confidently assist customers to drink within appropriate limits, assess alcohol affected customers and identify customers who should be refused sale or service. The learning material is easy to understand, providing engaging content and practical teachings that will have you assessed, qualified and ready to serve! Included in this course is the nationally recognised unit SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol. Upon completion you will be issued a CQUniversity statement of attainment, will requested by your employer. Additionally, you may also receive credit towards further hospitality studies.

This skill set is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

Career Opportunities

As this course is a legislation requirement for those serving alcohol in their workplace, it is advantageous for those wanting to enter the hospitality industry, including jobs such as bar attendant and other roles associated with the serving of alcohol.

Structure & Availability

On Campus

This program is typically delivered over 8 hours, however as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

Required Unit

Unit CodeUnit Name
SITHFAB002Provide responsible service of alcohol



This program is typically delivered over 8 hours, however as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

Unit CodeUnit Name
SITHFAB002Provide responsible service of alcohol

This course has no residential schools.


There are no entry requirements.

Fees & Scholarships

Fee for service

Understand your TAFE payment choices including payment options and our refund policy. Start by examining the price list for your specific course to gain a better understanding of your fees. Course fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Still uncertain about the best option for you? Contact us on 13 27 86 to discuss your options.

Fee for Service/Full Fee occurs when the full tuition fee is charged to students. This may occur when the course is not included in government subsidy program/s or the student is not eligible for a government subsidy. These students are obligated to cover the entire cost. Learn more about Paying for TAFE.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more

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