Tuesday, January 29, 2008

QLD: Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) in Queensland (QLD)

Following is an extract from web site of the The Liquor Licensing Division (QLD) The full page regarding RSA Training is here: LLD Website

Is the Liquor Licensing Division's RSA training mandatory in Queensland?

  • The LLD's RSA training is only mandatory for staff of licensed premises in the Brisbane City Council area that are licensed to trade after 1am, if they have not completed an RSA certificate in the three years prior to the start date of the mandatory requirement. Once the three years on their last RSA certificate expires, they are required to complete an LLD RSA program to meet the mandatory qualification.
  • The mandatory requirement commenced on 1 March 2006.
  • Staff of licensed premises includes licensees, nominees, crowd controllers and staff on duty at any time engaged in the supply and service of alcohol (e.g. bar attendants, glass collectors, hosts and hostesses, managers)
  • Staff of these premises will have 30 days to complete the training from their first day of employment with the licensed premises.
  • There is no mandatory requirement to do RSA training anywhere else in Queensland at this stage however the LLD strongly encourages completion of the program, particularly as the implementation of Stage 2 of the Statewide Safety Action Plan will occur later in 2006.