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Learn about NSW Competency Cards

NSW RSA photo competency cards are a necessary requirement for work related to responsible service of alcohol in NSW (SITHFAB022 – Provide responsible service of alcohol). The competency card was introduced in 2011 and hold a validity date of 5 years from the date of issue.

A NSW RSA competency card is very important and must be presented if required to by a police officer or Liquor & Gaming NSW inspector.

Once you receive your interim certificate you will need to make arrangements to visit a service centre to obtain your competency card. You have 90 days from the date your interim certificate was issued to obtain your competency card. If 90 days have passed and you have not obtained your competency card, you will no longer be able to work in a venue using only your interim certificate. However, you can still use the interim certificate to obtain your competency card.

NSW RSA competency cards are valid for a period of 5 years from date of issue. Liquor & Gaming NSW established the competency card requirement in 2011 which means the very first competency cards issued are due to expire this year.

If your competency card is due to expire this yearget a new onenow with the ease and convenience of studying online. Find out how to start the NSW RSA Courseonlinenow and obtain your competency card without delay!

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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.