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By Bowieinspace - 5 March 2016 13

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Hello,

UK working visa holder here. Just wanting some advice on getting my RSA, I saw some websites that offer them very quickly and relatively cheap. Can anyone confirm if this is a legit way to acquire the RSA or can anyone point me in the right direction. CIT’s website states that to get an RSA from them you need to be an Australian citizen.

Thanks,

L

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Ask RiotACT: getting my RSA in the ACT
karmatraveller 11:20 am 08 Mar 16

dungfungus said :

karmatraveller said :

dungfungus said :

karmatraveller said :

Bowieinspace, recommend you do it online from here: http://www.accessallareastraining.com.au/courses/alcohol-training/australian-capital-territory

This online “provider” is based in Western Australia.
That’s a great help for ACT industry isn’t it?
The “Canberra Cringe” at work again.

dungfungus, the provider might be based in Western Australia, but they offer an RSA course and subsequent certificate that is valid in the ACT. I myself have used them for RSA and food safety supervisor courses, and most of my staff have used them for their RSAs as well.

Speaking of the “Canberra Cringe”, thanks for your input.

It is not a case of the provider saying they “might” be based in WA, they “are” based in WA.
So, why support some out of town outfit when the same services are available locally?

Because the OP was looking for something quick and relatively cheap, to which this website covers both.

dungfungus 9:33 am 08 Mar 16

karmatraveller said :

dungfungus said :

karmatraveller said :

Bowieinspace, recommend you do it online from here: http://www.accessallareastraining.com.au/courses/alcohol-training/australian-capital-territory

This online “provider” is based in Western Australia.
That’s a great help for ACT industry isn’t it?
The “Canberra Cringe” at work again.

dungfungus, the provider might be based in Western Australia, but they offer an RSA course and subsequent certificate that is valid in the ACT. I myself have used them for RSA and food safety supervisor courses, and most of my staff have used them for their RSAs as well.

Speaking of the “Canberra Cringe”, thanks for your input.

It is not a case of the provider saying they “might” be based in WA, they “are” based in WA.
So, why support some out of town outfit when the same services are available locally?

karmatraveller 12:46 am 08 Mar 16

dungfungus said :

karmatraveller said :

Bowieinspace, recommend you do it online from here: http://www.accessallareastraining.com.au/courses/alcohol-training/australian-capital-territory

This online “provider” is based in Western Australia.
That’s a great help for ACT industry isn’t it?
The “Canberra Cringe” at work again.

dungfungus, the provider might be based in Western Australia, but they offer an RSA course and subsequent certificate that is valid in the ACT. I myself have used them for RSA and food safety supervisor courses, and most of my staff have used them for their RSAs as well.

Speaking of the “Canberra Cringe”, thanks for your input.

Russ 9:09 pm 07 Mar 16

dungfungus said :

This online “provider” is based in Western Australia.
That’s a great help for ACT industry isn’t it?
The “Canberra Cringe” at work again.

I did the online one provided by the Master Grocers crowd – I think it took longer to sort out the stat dec than it did to do the course itself.

That most of the online ones are from outside the ACT is unremarkable – once you’ve coded up something to do one online course, it’s trivial to adapt it to suite other online courses. No reason why the ACT should be exceptional in this regard, or why the ORS should show preference for a local provider.

dungfungus 11:03 am 07 Mar 16

karmatraveller said :

Bowieinspace, recommend you do it online from here: http://www.accessallareastraining.com.au/courses/alcohol-training/australian-capital-territory

This online “provider” is based in Western Australia.
That’s a great help for ACT industry isn’t it?
The “Canberra Cringe” at work again.

pajs 9:21 am 07 Mar 16

I did my ACT RSA online, via one of the providers linked to from the Access Canberra site. IIRC, it took an afternoon and was quite straightforward. Much easier than getting my NSW RSA was.

karmatraveller 10:45 pm 06 Mar 16
bronal 12:22 pm 06 Mar 16

vulpior said :

RSA is Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Check the Office of Regulatory Services website information at https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1654/kw/RSA#tabs-3. This is the section on liquor licensing and permits for employees. There’s a link to a list of approved registered training organisations.

The Australian citizenship requirement for the CIT course is probably related to it being a government body; there’s certainly not a law in place that says only Australians can hold RSA (and so work in licensed premises).

No, but it effectively means that if the CIT is the only provider accredited to issue RSAs. Is it? If this is so I’d contact the ACT Ombudsman as this appears to be an unreasonable restriction on the right to work in the ACT.

Russ 9:37 pm 05 Mar 16

The ones listed on the abovementioned site’s PDF list are kosher. Just note that these RSAs are specific to the ACT, they’re not valid in NSW (and vice-versa).

dungfungus 6:50 pm 05 Mar 16

vulpior said :

RSA is Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Check the Office of Regulatory Services website information at https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1654/kw/RSA#tabs-3. This is the section on liquor licensing and permits for employees. There’s a link to a list of approved registered training organisations.

The Australian citizenship requirement for the CIT course is probably related to it being a government body; there’s certainly not a law in place that says only Australians can hold RSA (and so work in licensed premises).

Thanks for that. I guess I am the only one that didn’t know.

vulpior 2:37 pm 05 Mar 16

RSA is Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Check the Office of Regulatory Services website information at https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1654/kw/RSA#tabs-3. This is the section on liquor licensing and permits for employees. There’s a link to a list of approved registered training organisations.

The Australian citizenship requirement for the CIT course is probably related to it being a government body; there’s certainly not a law in place that says only Australians can hold RSA (and so work in licensed premises).

buzz819 12:28 pm 05 Mar 16

That appears to be a requirement of the CIT, all the other courses just ask for payment and nothing further.

Online courses are cheap and legit, if you have the certificate you can serve alcohol.

Good luck.

dungfungus 11:57 am 05 Mar 16

What is an RSA?

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