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Responsible Service of Alcohol Training Package Project: Complete

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 - Complete

    The Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts were approved at the July 2021 AISC meeting and are now available on training.gov.au.