RSA Certificate New South Wales (NSW)

The RSA Certificate course is required by the New South Wales state government as compulsory training beforeogaining the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) Photo Competency Card. This card is needed for employment within the licensed premises industry. Backpackers and Working Holiday Makers used to be able to complete the course online in NSW but now the NSW RSA certificate is a face to face accreditation only.

The RSA course is relevant to anyone who has contact with patrons on licensed premises, such as bar staff, courtesy and security staff,waiters, concierge, front door and reception staff.
Find a NSW RSA approved training provider .

Online RSA Certificate Courses for NSW

Unfortunately no, you can’t complete the NSW RSA course online. It must be conducted in a class room / face to face environment. The nationally acreddited online courses are valid in Western Australia, Queensland, ACT, South Australia and Tasmania. But it’s a no go for New South Wales.

How much is an NSW RSA Certificate

Various providers will charge different amounts but the average cost for a NSW RSA certificate seems to be around $120-$130.

How is my NT RSA Certificate Delivered

As your course is completed in a face to face environment accreditation can be given on the day or it will be mailed to you at a later date.

Extra Requirements

Staff in Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment precincts are subject to special conditions. If you wish to work in a licensed venue in the Kings Cross/Sydney CBD precinct, you must hold a valid Photo Competency Card or a valid Interim Certificate. An Old Style paper certificate (any certificate issued before 22 August 2011) for RSA is not valid for work in venues in this area.

What is a Photo Card?

Upon completion of your course you’re issued with a photo card, what is a photo card you may ask? The office of gaming released this statement “Following changes introduced on 22 August 2011, graduates of approved Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)and/or Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) courses in NSW, must obtain a photo competency card from a participating Australia Post outlet, to work in roles that require this qualification. This includes jobs involving serving or selling alcohol, as a liquor licensee, or working in a security role at licensed venues or licensed events in NSW.”
Find out more about photo cards.

Check Other States Requirements

ACT Queensland New South Wales
Northern Territory South Australia Western Australia
Victoria Tasmania

Below is A Full List of Accredited Trainers in The ACT


Clubs WA
Course Type: Online – full program
State of Registration: WA
Phone: 1300 640 616


Regional Training Group (formerly RGT – SKIRT)
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program
State of Registration: ACT
Phone: (02) 6241-2969


Access Recognised Training
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program. Online – full program & refresher
State of Registration: ACT
Phone: (02) 6162 0225


Quest Employment & Training Solutions
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program & refresher
State of Registration: ACT
Phone: (02) 6253 0588


Canberra Institute of Technology
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program & refresher
State of Registration: ACT
Phone: (02) 6207 3100


Century Group Pty Ltd (trading as
Arrow Training Services)
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program. Online – full program & refresher
State of Registration: VIC
Phone: 1300 737 977


Master Grocers Australia Ltd
Course Type: Online – full program
State of Registration: VIC
Phone: 1800 888 479


Capital Training Institute (formerly Safety Training & Compliance Pty Ltd)
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program
State of Registration: ACT
Phone: (02) 6247 2839


JCE Positive Outcomes Pty Ltd
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program
State of Registration: ACT
Phone: (02) 6258 0033


JCE Positive Outcomes Pty Ltd
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program
State of Registration: ACT
Phone: (02) 6262 9202


Restaurant and Catering Industry Association
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program & refresher
State of Registration: NSW
Phone: 1300 722 878


Access All Areas Training Pty Ltd
Course Type: Online – full program & refresher
State of Registration: WA
Phone: 1300 287 554


Coast to Country Training Services
Course Type: Face-to-face – full program. Online – full program
State of Registration: NSW
Phone: 1300 706 306


Tony Aveling and Associates (trading as AVELING
Course Type: Online – full program & refresher
State of Registration: WA
Phone: (08) 9379 9999


Worksmart Global Pty Ltd
Course Type: Face-to-face – full course & refresher
State of Registration: NSW
Phone: (02) 6251 3388

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