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Responsible Service of Alcohol: Draft 2 Validation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Responsible Service of Alcohol Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is undertaking 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), is undertaking 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 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 2 Validation - Closed

    As a result of feedback from Draft 1, a number of minor changes were made to the Unit of Competency and the Skill Set, including:

    • inclusion of “delivery services” in the Unit of Competency Application statement and the Target Group descriptor in the Skill Set
    • minor amendments to wording of Performance Evidence for clarity
    • minor amendments to wording of Assessment Conditions for clarity.
    • A number of comments were made in regard to various aspects of the Knowledge Evidence and these were considered by the RSA TAC. Given the importance of the knowledge around responsible services practices, all points of Knowledge Evidence were considered by the RSA TAC to be integral to a learner’s successful completion of the Unit of Competency. Therefore, no changes were made to the Knowledge Evidence.

      Draft 2 Validation took place from Wednesday, 16th September to Wednesday, 14th October 2020. During this period input was sought on the updated Unit of Competency and associated Skill Set relating to the responsible sale, service, delivery or supply of alcohol.

      Feedback received during the validation period will be collated and provided to the RSA TAC for consideration, in order to inform its recommendations to the IRC for the next steps in this project.

      Draft 2 consultation sought feedback on one Unit of Competency and one Skill Set:

      Unit of Competency

      SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol

      Skill Set

      SITSS00055 Responsible service of alcohol

      Click here to access the draft 2 Training Package Products and Validation Guide via the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.

      Consultation Activities

      Two webinars were held during the Validation period, and feedback was also collected via the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.

      Webinars:
      Date                                           Time
      Wednesday, 30 September    11.00am – 12.00pm AEST - closed
      Tuesday, 6 October                  3.00pm – 4.00pm AEDT - closed

      Project Timings



      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 final draft of the updated Unit of Competency and Skill Set, which will be submitted to the AISC for approval.

      Further information

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