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SITSS00071 Responsible Service of Alcohol


Next intake Ongoing 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Duration Part-time: 10 Hours

Course description

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This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell and serve alcohol to satisfy the requirements of Victorian State legislation. In some licensed venues it is a legal requirement for servers to have a current RSA certificate.

This course allows you to:

  • Recognise and professionally deal with intoxicated and underage customers 
  • Gain knowledge of liquor licensing requirements
  • To sell and serve alcohol responsibly

On successful completion you will receive two certificates

  • Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment - SITHFAB021 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • RSA certificate issued by the Liquor Control Victoria (LCV). This document is needed in Victoria to provide evidence of completing the required training.

Interested in group training options for this course?

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Possible career outcomes

Food and beverage attendants and bar staff working in hotels, restaurants, and cafes and at functions or events and staff serving hotel and retail packaged liquor outlets, winery cellar doors, breweries and distilleries.

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2023 Ongoing
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 16 Jun 2023
Close: 13 Dec 2023 
Blended   Part-time: 10 Hours  Apply  


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

Additional attendance information

Course delivery:

Online interactive activities and videos, followed by quizzes. The course can be undertaken at your own pace and takes 3-6 hours to complete the online component. Once the online components are completed, you can book an on campus session with an assessor for your final practical assessment (1hour). You can expect to complete your final practical assessment within ten working days from completing your online component.    

Face-to-face sessions

Date Time
Monday 11 December 10.30 am

    • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

    Pre-training review

    Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

    In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

    Selection mode

    Core Code Hours
    Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB021 10


    Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

    Assessment is based on:

    • Written answers via an online workbook
    • Practical demonstration and role play in a virtual classroom via ZOOM

    This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

    Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

    FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
    Concession Tuition AUD $0.70 per hour 10 AUD $7.00 AUD $62.00
    Standard Tuition AUD $3.50 per hour 10 AUD $35.00 AUD $62.00
    Full Fee Tuition AUD $5.50 per hour 10 AUD $55.00

    Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

    Materials AUD $35.00 Once
    Education Levy AUD $1.50


    All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

    Which fee will I pay?

    Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

    Fee help and student loans

    VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
    The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

    Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

    Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

    Date published: 20/11/2023 4:16:14 PM