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Responsible Service of Alcohol: Approved

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

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 looked 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, assisted 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 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 – Approved

    The AISC considered and approved the proposed training package products at its meeting on 21 July 2021.

    The unit of competency and skill set are currently being circulated to the State and Territory Skills Ministers for final endorsement. Once this process has been completed, the training package products will be ready to be uploaded onto training.gov.au.

    To ensure that there are no implementation barriers for RTOs, as the RSA unit is a prerequisite for a number of other units in the Hospitality qualifications, this upload will occur when the Hospitality Training Packages Products that are currently under review are also endorsed and loaded.

    In the meantime, copies of the final unit of competency and skill set (for planning purposes) can be downloaded at the links below: