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The RSA fiasco pushes out to 1 June 2012

By johnboy - 29 June 2011 6

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As noted last October the Responsible Service of Alcohol course is a farcical exercise of minimal value.

But even that’s a bit much to organise it seems.

We’ve come into the possession of a letter from the Commissioner for Fair Trading to the Liquor Industry Association Representatives pushing the RSA requirement date out another six months.

The commencement of the offence for failing to hold a RSA certificate was delayed twelve months from commencement of the Act to allow the industry time to develop the course content and to deliver it to in excess of an estimated 5,000 people working in the liquor industry and 500 licensees.

In response to industry concerns regarding the timeframe in which the RSA training will need to be obtained, the Attorney General has agreed to a further six month extension to the deadline by which RSA training must be completed. This will mean that all licensees (excluding influential persons of a corporation who do not supply liquor on the premises), all employees supplying liquor, and crowd controllers working at licensed premises will have until 1 June 2012 to complete an RSA course conducted by an ACT approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Individuals who hold a RSA certificate issued after 1 December 2009 in any jurisdiction (including the ACT with an unapproved RTO) still have until 1 December 2012 to complete an ACT approved RSA course (which can be a refresher course).

I have recently written to all licensees within the ACT to notify them of the changed provisions and to inform them that should they wish to commence RSA training there are now RTOs approved for the ACT. As such, you may begin to receive enquiries from your members.

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6 Responses to
The RSA fiasco pushes out to 1 June 2012
BimboGeek 1:52 pm 30 Jun 11

Well I didn’t think it was necessary to ban any particular drink but can I also ban Vienna short blacks? Or did you want some coffee with your cream?

p1 9:37 am 30 Jun 11

BimboGeek said :

At least they weren’t significantly expensive ones like Irish Babyccino.

Irish babyccino sounds like something I might have to order, then see if the staff blink an eye when I give it to a baby… 🙂

BimboGeek 12:24 am 30 Jun 11

That’s not the RiotACT kitchen, that’s part of Johnboy’s desk!!!

deye said :

BimboGeek said :

Sigh… at least now they are less likely to do something insanely stupid now that they know how much it would cost them.

*laugh* that won’t last long.

Sadly deye is correct. II spent at least an hour tonight just fixing other people’s mistakes. At least they weren’t significantly expensive ones like Irish Babyccino.

deye 4:26 pm 29 Jun 11

BimboGeek said :

Sigh… at least now they are less likely to do something insanely stupid now that they know how much it would cost them.

*laugh* that won’t last long.

PM 11:56 am 29 Jun 11

Surely the RiotACT kitchen would have many more empties than what is in that photo…!

BimboGeek 10:44 am 29 Jun 11

Fer fark sake! I just certified my entire staff!

Sigh… at least now they are less likely to do something insanely stupid now that they know how much it would cost them.

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