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SITHFAB201 - Responsible Service of Alcohol
South Australia - QLD, WA, SA, NT
$39 (was $49) - Pay When You Pass
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Course Outline

  • Sell or serve alcohol according to provisions of relevant state or territory legislation, licensing requirements and responsible service of alcohol principles.
  • Provide accurate information to customers on alcoholic beverages according to organisation or house policy and government legislation, including types, strengths, standard drinks and the alcoholic percentages of a range of frequently sold alcoholic beverages.
  • Assist customers with information on the range of non alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
  • Identify issues related to the sale and service of alcohol to different types of customers, especially those at risk, and incorporate them into sales or service.
  • Prepare and serve standard drinks or samples according to industry requirements.
  • Encourage customers courteously and diplomatically to drink within appropriate limits.
  • Recognise erratic drinking patterns as an early sign of possible intoxication and take appropriate action.
  • Monitor emotional and physical state of customers for signs of intoxication and ill effects of illicit or other drug usage.
  • Where appropriate, offer food and non alcoholic beverages.
  • Politely decline requests for alcohol to be dispensed in a manner that is irresponsible, or which encourages the rapid or excessive consumption of alcohol, and advise customers of the reasons for the refusal.
  • Assess intoxication levels of customers using a number of methods, including observing changes in behaviour, observing emotional and physical state, and monitoring noise levels and drink purchases.
  • When assessing intoxication, take into account factors that may affect individual responses to alcohol.
  • Identify customers to whom sale or service must be refused according to state and territory legislation, including minors, those purchasing on behalf of minors, intoxicated persons, and persons affected by the consumption of illicit and other drugs.
  • Where appropriate, request and obtain acceptable proof of age prior to sale or service.
  • Refuse service in a polite manner and state reasons for the refusal.
  • Speak to intoxicated customers in a suitable and consistent manner, minimising confrontation and arguments and point out signage.
  • Provide appropriate assistance to customers when refusing service.
  • Where appropriate, give customers a verbal warning and ask them to leave the premises according to organisation or house requirements, the specific situation and provisions of state or territory legislation and regulations.
  • Use appropriate communication and conflict resolution skills to handle difficult situations.
  • Refer difficult situations beyond the scope of individual responsibility to the appropriate person.
  • Promptly identify situations that pose a threat to the safety or security of colleagues, customers or property, and seek assistance from appropriate colleagues according to organisational policy.


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Frequently Asked Questions

About Us

These are some of the reasons why thousands of Australians choose to study with us:

Fully Accredited

Fast and Easy

  • Most students can complete one of our short courses such as RSA or RSG in 3-4 hours hours, or 3-6 hours in the case of the White Card.
  • Often those who are experienced in the industry, or have previously done similar courses can finish even faster.
  • We are always looking for ways to make this site easier to use and the course easier to understand.

Best Prices

  • We provide online training only, and we are the best at it. Because we do not provide face to face training we have much lower costs than other trainers.
  • The savings are passed onto you in the form of top-quality qualifications at very cheap rates.
  • We firmly believe that your industry training should be of the highest quality and so we would rather cut our prices and have you receive our high-quality training than see you spend your hard-earned cash on inferior training with someone else.
  • If you find a better price for the same qualification let us know and we will beat the price by 10%

Pay Only When You Pass

  • We strongly believe in the need for quality industry training and as such we have made our courses freely available to all students without payment. Read the notes, watch the videos, and take the course all for free.
  • We only ask for payment when/if you have successfully completed the online assessment and would like to download your certificate or statement of attainment.
  • This means that unlike most training websites there is no upfront payment commitment and no nasty surprises!

No-Fail Guarantee

  • We won’t leave you stuck or stranded!
  • The answers to all the questions are taken from our course notes and there are hints to help you know where to look.
  • If you require help with any question our skilled trainers are here to guide you through it. We will stick with you until you have “achieved competency”.

Instant Certificate (RSA & RSG)

  • Our nationally recognised certificates and statements of attainment can be downloaded and printed as soon as you pass the course and your payment is processed.
  • Most trainers will require you to send them a physical copy of your photo ID which will need to be manually verified. This process can take several days.
  • With the aid of state-of the art technology we can verify your identity instantly online in nearly all cases!
  • This means most students will have their certificates in their hands just a few hours after starting your course!

Instant Card Number (White Card)

  • As soon as you finish the online assessment and complete payment you will be provided with a provisional White Card number.
  • The number will become permenant and the White Card and Statement of Attainment will be posted to you within 24 hours of your assessment completion and identification.

Early/Late Support

  • We provide expert support by phone and email from early in the morning until late at night.
  • Most other training organisations operate only in the business hours of the state in which they are physically located. This can cause real delays if you answer a question incorrectly and become locked out, or if you run into some other issue.

Expert, Locally-Based Trainers

  • You will receive support from our Australian-based staff.
  • They are all experienced and accredited trainers.
  • No clueless admin staff, call-centres or overseas outsourced support.

100% Online

  • No practical components, no travelling, no boring classes
  • NB: The White Card assessment involves a short oral assessment over the phone

Available 24/7

  • You can study any time of day or night
  • There are no time limits for completing your course
  • NB: Occasionaly, due to legislative changes, courses are superseded by new versions. When this occurs you will be notified and will need to complete the current course before the new version takes over.

Works on Phones & Tablets

  • Our system is designed to work perfectly on mobile phones and tablets such as iPhones and iPads
  • You can do the course on the couch, the train, in bed, or wherever!

Resume Any Time

  • Log back in and resume exactly where you left off

100% Secure

  • All your communications with our site are encrypted using the same security the banks use.
  • We never see or store your credit card details.
  • We will never sell or share your information with others except for the relevant government departments.

We provide online training only, and we are the best at it. Because we do not provide face to face training we have much lower costs than other trainers. The savings are passed onto you in the form of top-quality qualifications at very cheap rates.

We firmly believe that your industry training should be of the highest quality and so we would rather cut our prices and have you receive our high-quality training than see you spend your hard-earned cash on inferior training with someone else. If you find a better price for the same qualification let us know and we will beat the price by 10%

If you find a Registered Training Provider who is offering the same qualification for a cheaper price we will beat their price by 10%. 

You don’t have to wait to hear from us, just start your training and we will give you the discount before you pay. 

Please note: We will only beat prices for exactly the same qualification as we are offering.  This means real nationally accredited qualifications from ASQA registered RTOs.  There are dodgy operators out there looking to make a quick dollar at your expense.  We know who they are and we will not beat prices for illegitimate qualifications.

We are a nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  Our RTO name is “RSA Express Pty Ltd” trading as “Express Online Training” and our RTO number is 40592.  We undergo regular audits and are fully accredited by ASQA, the Department of Education, Worksafe Australia, Department of Justice and OLGR.


We currently accept the following methods of payment from individual students:

Credit/Debit Card:
  • Credit Card - Visa Visa
  • Credit Card - Mastercard Mastercard
  • Credit Card - American Express American Express
  • Credit Card - JCB JCB
  • Credit Card - Diners Diners
  • Credit Card - Discover Discover
  • Credit Card - Maestro Maestro
  • PayPal Account PayPal account
  • PayPal Credit Card Credit Card
Bank Account Transfer
  • Bank Transfer - Online Online banking transfer
  • Bank Transfer - Local Branch Local bank Branch transfer

Corporate clients processing large numbers of students may be able to negotiate other payment methods.

We strongly believe in the need for quality industry training and as such we have made our courses freely available to all students without payment. Read the notes, watch the videos, and take the course all for free.

We only ask for payment when/if you have successfully completed the online assement and would like to download your statement of attainment.

This means that unlike most training websites there is no upfront payment commitment and no nasty surprises!

Relevant bundles and their prices are listed on each course’s details page.

Claim your discount by doing the followig:

  1. Complete a course from the bundle
  2. While making payment for the completed course select the other courses for which you would like to pay
  3. Receive your discounted price
  4. Make payment
  5. Complete remaining courses from the bundle

RSA Training & Certificates

All the answers to the questions are in the course notes. Just go to the indicated slide and you should be able to find it without much trouble.

If you do get a question wrong don’t worry, you will get another couple of tries. Be careful though because sometimes there is an option for “all of the below” or “all of the above” - it can get tricky!

If you answer the same question incorrectly too many times you will be “locked out” of the course. This is a feature that is required by some regulatory bodies.

If you do get locked out you must talk to one of our trainers before you can continue. We will usually call you within a few minutes, but if you want to get going ASAP call us on 1300 720 104.

Once our trainer has had a quick chat with you and is satisfied that you understand why your answer was incorrect you will be unlocked and can continue from where you left off!

This qualification is nationally accredited. That means that the statement of attainment you receive after completing the course and making payment is recognised to some extent in each Australian state.

In Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and South Australia this qualification is completely recognised.

In the other states and territories you can use the statement of attainment to apply for recognition of prior learning and in most cases you will only have to do a short bridging course to get full qualified in that state. This is because some states do not recognise online training for these qualifications.

While some training organisations offer “bridging courses” we have found that this process prohibitively is long and expensive as it requires the following actions:

  • Student applies for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by submitting their certificates and a full course outline of the completed qualification.
  • Our trainers analyse said documentation to decide whether the student qualifies for RPL, and to what extent.
  • The student then completes the bridging course which is usually about half the length of our normal course.

This entire process does not reduce the average time taken to receive the new certificate (about 2-3 hours either way), and it significantly increases the amount of administration we have to complete. Therefore it is easier and cheaper for the student to simply complete the full course. Most students find that this takes less than two hours if they have completed a similar course previously.

If you would like to apply for RPL please contact us for the procedure and pricing.

From the 1st of July 2013 the only certificate you need for the RSA course is the relevant “Statement of Attainment” from a ASQA approved Registered Training Organisation. This statement of attainment in Nationally Recognised and does not expire.

The Statement of Attainment is provided to you as a PDF download that you can print yourself or email to other people.

Once you have completed your course and made payment you will receive your Statement of Attainment as a PDF file which you can download, print and email.

The PDF file can be accessed either by logging into your account at or by clicking the download link in the email which you receive after making payment.

In order to keep our prices low and ensure speedy delivery we do not send physical copies of the certificates.

The downloaded and printed file is as valid as any “original” certificate and will be recognised by employers and government agencies.

Once you have completed your course and payment has been processed you will immediately be able to download your statement of attainment (instant certificate)

We have an integrated identity validation system meaning that in nearly all cases your identity will be verified without you having to supply any documents. This means you will NOT have to scan your photo ID, send it to us and wait for 2-3 days as you would have to with many other online providers.

For fastest results please pay by Credit Card or Debit Card.

PayPal payments can also be instant as long as you have money in your PayPal account. If PayPal has to take the money from a lined bank account it can take up to 5 business days to process.

Bank Transfer (Direct Deposit) can take 2-3 business days to process depending on your bank. We use the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, so transfers from the Commonwealth Bank will go through on the same day.

No, our current RSA certificate does not expire and you will never have to do this course again once it is completed and paid for.

The old RSA certificate had an expiry of 3 years, but that changed on the 1st of July 2013.

You must have your RSA certificate within thirty (30) days of starting work.

South Australia: RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol)

To serve alcohol within Australia you are required by law to hold a Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate, or RSA. While some states permit individuals serving alcohol to operate with separate, state upheld permissions, an RSA is the only qualification which will allow a person to serve alcohol outside of the state in which they live.

Correctly training people working with alcohol is important to ensure they do not allow themselves to unwittingly break the law. The difficulty in providing such training within South Australia has recently been recognised, and as a response laws are changing in order to make it easier to determine if an individual is intoxicated. Understanding these laws is vital, as the supply of liquor to an intoxicated person can result in prosecution of the employee, employer and the business for which they work. Attaining an RSA certificate in South Australia will ensure you are employable in the liquor industry throughout the country, as your qualification will be recognised in all states aside from NSW and Queensland.

There are no entry requirements for individuals wishing to complete an RSA certificate, and, to improve accessibility, Express Online Training now offers an opportunity to complete the course online. By offering education over the internet, we hope to streamline the process of qualification. Completion of the course is expected to take as little as three hours and can be both stopped and started as the student pleases. As our emphasis is on learning, we do not penalise incorrect answers and understand this is part of the education process. Instead, extensive communication facilities offer you the opportunity to discuss any questions with trained professionals and reach an understanding that is tailored to you and your personal learning style.

The test is administered through eighty questions, nearly all of which are multiple choice. Alongside the test you will be provided with a student handbook, an answer booklet, course notes as well as performance criteria to help ensure you both comprehend and achieve the goals of this course. In most typical RSA courses this test can only be finished following a one or two day seminar, and by providing an opportunity to complete the course online, Express Online Training does not require individuals to take time out of their busy schedules, allowing them to study as they feel it is necessary.

Remember; it's our goal to help you pass! We will do everything within our power to help you attain your certificate- we won't even ask you for payment until you have completed your test. With impressive facilities and an extensive knowledge base, Express Online Training can help you access a wide range of employment possibilities.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Average rating based on 12141 student reviews.

(QLD - 32 yrs)
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"It was easy, understandable and lots of information was provided"

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"easy to use"

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"all the information was excellent"

(TAS - 28 yrs)
"Simple and quick. Able to refer back to notes for difficult questions."

(QLD - 33 yrs)
"easy and good support"

(QLD - 16 yrs)
"It was easy to understand."

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