Responsible Service of Alcohol: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Responsible Service of Alcohol Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), SkillsIQ is undertaking a project to update Training Package Products within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package relating to Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Responsible Service of Alcohol Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), SkillsIQ is undertaking a project to update Training Package Products within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package relating to Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).

Background

The Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for ensuring that nationally recognised Training Package Products deliver the skills and knowledge required to equip the sectors under its remit with a highly skilled workforce.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC and the RSA TAC, prepared a Case for Change to update one Unit of Competency and one Skill Set relating to the responsible service of alcohol (RSA). To download a copy of the Case for Change, please click here.

Unit of Competency

SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

Skill Set

SITSS00055 Responsible Service of Alcohol Skill Set

At present, all states and territories have their own legislation and regulation relating to responsible service of alcohol, which is referenced and incorporated in training regarding RSA. A review and update of the current Training Package Products that relate to RSA is required to ensure competencies are up-to-date and also to work toward an RSA Unit of Competency that can be used across all jurisdictions to better address key industry needs.

The project looks to address the following key points:

  • cross-jurisdictional consistency of training
  • changes to regulation in regard to RSA
  • changes to training practices in relation to RSA.
  • Updates to the Training Package Products outlined above, will assist in addressing the fundamental need for consistency in RSA training across the country, and to ensure training practices are able to meet industry needs.

    Project Governance

    This project is being overseen by the Tourism Travel and Hospitality IRC. Membership of this IRC may be seen below:



    The IRC has also convened a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide specialist input into the development of the updated Unit of Competency. Members of the Responsible Service of Alcohol TAC may be seen below:

    Project Status – Draft 1 Consultation

    The Draft 1 consultation will seek feedback on one Unit of Competency and one Skill Set:

    Unit of Competency

    SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

    Skill Set

    SITSS00055 Responsible service of alcohol

    Click here to access the draft 1 Training Package Products and Consultation Guide via the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.

    Consultation Activities

    A series of webinars were held during the consultation period, and feedback will also be collected via the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.

    Webinars:

    Date                                         Time
    Tuesday, 3 December            9.30am – 10.30am AEDT - closed
    Thursday, 5 December          2.00pm – 3.00pm AEDT - closed
    Monday 9, December            3.00pm – 4.00pm AEDT - closed
    Wednesday, 11 December    9.00am – 10.00am AEDT - closed

    Please click here to access the webinar slides. 

    Online Feedback Forum:
    Please click here to access the SkillsIQ online feedback forum to leave your feedback on Draft 1.

    Project Timings

    Draft 1 Consultation will take place from Monday 25th November to Friday 20th December 2019.



    Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated by SkillsIQ and evaluated by the RSA TAC. This feedback will inform the second draft of the updated Unit of Competency, which will be provided for public consultation in early 2020.

    Further information

    For more information on this project, please contact Melinda Brown on (02) 9392 8100 or email at melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au