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How long does an RSG course take?

Whether you have a busy schedule and want to plan around it, or are simply curious, you might find yourself wondering ‘how long does an RSG course take?’. When studied as an in-person course, the Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG) generally takes around 4 to 6 hours, however, studying online lets you complete the RSG at your own pace.

In today’s article, we’ll explain how long an RSG course takes to complete, and answer a number of frequently asked questions about the qualification.

What is an RSG?

An RSG stands for the Responsible Service of Gambling. In some states, it’s referred to as the Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG). This qualification is a legal requirement for anyone intending to work in the gambling industry, including those in casinos, pubs, clubs, and other establishments that have gambling facilities.

How long does the RSG course take?

The time it takes to complete an RSG course will vary depending on a number of factors. For example, completing an RSG course online may be faster than completing one in-person.  As mentioned earlier, an in-person course typically takes 4 to 6 hours, while online courses allow you to complete the certification at your own pace. This means you can take breaks and pick up where you left off, making it a more flexible option for those with busy schedules.

Differences between in-person and online RSG courses

When it comes to completing an RSG course, there are two main options available – in-person or online. Each option has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, making them suitable for different individuals depending on their needs and preferences.

In-person RSG course

In-person RSG courses are typically held in a classroom setting, with an instructor guiding the class through the material. This allows for face-to-face interaction and immediate clarification of any questions or concerns. However, it may not be feasible for those with busy schedules or for individuals who prefer to work at their own pace.

RSG course online

Online RSG courses can be completed at any time, from anywhere with an internet connection. This allows for more flexibility and convenience, as you can fit in your studies around your other commitments. However, it may require more self-motivation and discipline to complete the course on your own, without the guidance of an instructor.

What jobs require an RSG certificate?

An RSG certificate is necessary for a range of roles within the gambling industry, including but not limited to:

  • Bartenders and bar staff who work in pubs, clubs or other licensed venues with gaming facilities.
  • Gaming attendants or machine operators in casinos, hotels, and clubs.
  • Cashiers working in any establishment that offers gambling services.
  • Security personnel responsible for monitoring gaming areas.
  • Managers and supervisors overseeing gambling operations.

It’s important to note that certain job positions may require additional certifications, such as a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate. It’s best to check with your potential employer or local laws to ensure you have all the necessary qualifications for the role you’re interested in.

Can I complete an RSA and RSG course together?

Yes! Many Registered Training Organisations (such as Express Online Training) provide bundles, allowing you to purchase the RSA course with the RSG course. This can be a cost-effective way to obtain both qualifications at once, and is especially handy for those looking to work in the hospitality industry. Just be sure to choose a bundle that allows you to work within the states and territories you wish to work in.

Why choose Express Online Training for your RSG course?

There are a number of reasons to choose Express Online Training for completing your RSG course. As the RSG course is delivered online, you can complete it at your own pace, from anywhere with an internet connection. Our courses can be paused and resumed at any point, 24/7, allowing for maximum flexibility. You can also complete them across a number of devices, with your progress automatically transferred across.

Express Online Training also offers friendly, local support, 7 days a week, with fully qualified trainers and assessors that can answer any queries you may have. We’re a nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation, which means the courses are recognised for use within the states outlined. Express Online Training is also registered with all relevant federal and state government bodies, including Liquor & Gaming NSW, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation QLD, Racing Gaming and Liquor WA, Australian Skills Quality Authority, and more.

The length of an RSG course can vary depending on whether it’s completed in-person or online, with online courses offering more flexibility and convenience for busy individuals. Choosing Express Online Training for your RSG course provides numerous benefits for those looking to launch their career within the gambling industry. With flexible, convenient and nationally recognised training, you’ll have the necessary qualifications to excel in your role. Our team of qualified trainers are on hand to provide assistance every step of the way, ensuring our students have the best experience possible. So why wait? Enrol today and start your journey towards a rewarding career in the gambling industry!


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    RSA Competency Check

    Have you completed an accredited RSA course previously?

    Do you hold any of the following?

    Current or Recently Expired NSW RSA Competency Card

    If you have a current Competency Card you cannot re-complete the course to renew it while it is current. This includes any learners in the 28 day renewal period or who have a current NSW RSA Competency Card endorsement but have not received their card.

    You can check if you have a Current Competency Card or endorsement here

    If you choose to continue you must declare below that you understand that your existing competency card endorsement(s) will not be renewed. By continuing you accept responsibility for providing correct and accurate information about your NSW RSA currency and understand that should you be found ineligible to undertake the course or renew your NSW RSA you may not be entitled to a refund.

    NSW RSA Interim Certificate issued within 5 years from the "Valid for duties date"

    If you have a current NSW RSA interim certificate issued within 5 years from the "Valid for duties" you cannot complete the NSW RSA course again. You must visit a Service NSW centre with your Interim Certificate to obtain your card.

    You can check if you have a Current Competency Card or endorsement here

    By continuing you accept responsibility for providing correct and accurate information about your NSW RSA currency, understanding that this will not renew your NSW RSA and that should you be found ineligible to undertake or renew your NSW RSA by completing the course you may not be entitled to a refund.

    Is your RSA current and issued by a Registered Training Organisation or a state/territory approved training organisation?

    Are you planning to reside permanently in NSW?

    You may be eligible to receive the NSW RSA by completing a bridging course

    If you wish to apply to Liquor & Gaming NSW to complete their RSA bridging course, please note that EOT cannot confirm if your interstate RSA will be accepted, and it is your responsibility to research and confirm you meet the eligibility requirements.

    You may be eligible to work temporarily in NSW using your current RSA

    If you wish to temporarily work in NSW under Automatic Mutual Recognition, please note that EOT cannot confirm if your interstate RSA is eligible, and it is your cresponsibility to research and confirm you meet the eligibility requirements before commencing work in NSW.