Page last updated:
Thursday, February 06, 2014
The following pages contain important information on the mandatory courses required to be undertaken as part of the NSW liquor and gaming machine laws.
These courses are:
- Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
- Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG), and
- Privacy training for Kings Cross high risk venues
Why do I have to undergo training?
The NSW liquor and gaming machine laws require licensees and staff with liquor and/or gaming machine duties to complete approved training in the responsible service of alcohol and responsible conduct of gambling. The liquor laws also require licensees of high risk venues and their staff operating ID scanners in Kings Cross to undergo privacy training.
Who needs to be trained?
All liquor licensees and staff who have liquor service responsibilities. This includes volunteers and club directors who serve liquor from time to time. This training program is also required to be undertaken by security staff who have crowd control duties at licensed premises, as well as RSA marshals working in the Kings Cross Precinct.
After successfully completing this course, students are issued with an Interim Certificate, with which they can obtain a Photo Competency Card.
Staff (and their licensee) who serve liquor without having completed an RSA course can face prosecution action under the liquor laws.
Staff wishing to work in the Kings Cross Precinct must have their Photo Competency Card prior to commencing work. The Interim Certificate is not valid for work in this area.
RSA Online training trial suspension
The NSW government announced on 21 January 2014 that the existing trial of Online RSA courses would be suspended.The suspension came into force on 5 February 2014. During the suspension, course operators must not provide access to the online course for any students, including those who had already enrolled but had not commenced or completed the course before the suspension. Read more
Hotel licensees and club secretaries in those hotels and clubs operating gaming machines. Staff who have gaming machine responsibilities, like payouts, providing change and attending to machines, are also required to complete the course.
From 6 December 2013, licensees and staff operating ID scanners in high risk venues in Kings Cross must successfully complete the privacy course approved by the Director General, NSW Trade & Investment. This course focuses on relevant privacy provisions of the NSW liquor laws, as well as the Commonwealth's privacy laws. To undertake the course, visit http://olgr.learnflex.net
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