Welcome to RSA ( Responsible Alcohol Service) Online Guide! Your best online guide beyond RSA certification.
What is Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)?
The abbreviation RSA stands for Responsible Service of Alcohol. In Australia, a Responsible Service of Alcohol course is required in order to work in a position that requires serving alcohol to customers.
The Responsible Service of Alcohol course is a mandatory course that covers the laws in each Australian state. You will receive an RSA certificate after completing a course, whether online or in person.
You must submit this certificate along with your resume to potential employers, or your application will be rejected.
Each state has its own set of liquor laws. Because not all online course providers can accredit RSA courses, you’ll need multiple certificates if you want to work in different states. However, some certificates can be used in more than one state.
Also, before enrolling in an online course, make sure you choose the right state; otherwise, you will be wasting your money and time. If you have the time and interest, you can learn more about each state’s liquor legislation by visiting the government website for that state.
After receiving your RSA certificate in three years, residents of Victoria must take an RSA Refresher course. After earning your RSA certificate, you can work as a waiter, bartender, or anywhere else that has a liquor license.
RSA Question Types
Different course providers may have different assessment formats. But their questions fall into the following main categories:
- Short answer questions
- Fill in the blanks
- Multiple choice questions
- Single choice questions
- Role play on a real workplace or simulated environment
Tips to pass the RSA Course Test
Because of the stress involved, some people are apprehensive about taking an exam. However, I can assure you that passing the test to obtain your Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate is relatively simple, especially if you are taking the course online. Trust me, it’s a lot easier than you think.
You should have a text editor open while answering the questions in case you fail the test the first time. Copy and paste the questions and your answers into your text editor as you progress through the test. After you’ve completed the test, you’ll be given a report that tells you which answers are correct and which are incorrect. Start your test over; you may receive the same questions and choices, but they will be in a different order, and you will know what to answer.
Some course providers make passing the test extremely simple by placing the questions directly beneath the study material and preventing you from moving on to the next question until you get the answer correct. What’s more, you only have to pay if you pass.
Sample RSA Questions and Answers
These just practice questions and answers to give you an idea of what the test will be like. These aren’t exam questions at all. The test questions vary depending on the course provider. There are approximately 100 questions in total. They’re quite simple. Don’t worry too much; just relax with a drink next to you.
1. What does RSA stand for? ________ ________ of _______
Correct Answer: Responsible Service of Alcohol
2. When advertising Alcoholic products, can the producers show excessive alcohol consumption?
(Correct Answer: B)
3. Does your employer need to keep a copy of your Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate on file?
(Correct Answer: A)
4. Select two organizations or positions that help enforce State Liquor Laws.
A. Fire Brigade
B. Compliance Officers
C. The State’s Police Force
D. Department of Education
(Correct Answer: B and C)
5. How many standard drinks a day can you drink without harming your health?
A. Females: 5 standard drinks, Males: 7 standard drinks
B. Females: 2 standard drinks, Males: 4 standard drinks
C. Females: 7 standard drinks, Males: 11 standard drinks
D. Females: 4 standard drinks, Males: 8 standard drinks
(Correct Answer: B)
6. Liquor cannot be sold or supplied to a person who is
A. under the age of 21
B. under the age of 18
C. over the age of 21
(Correct Answer: B)
7. In which of these situations can you refuse service?
A. A customer enters your bar while drinking alcohol from a bottle
B. A customer asks for their seventh drink
C. A group of unaccompanied minors ask for a few drinks
D. A customer consumes a few drinks and starts quarrelling with other customers
(Correct answers: A, C and D)
8. On stubbie of 375ml of full-strength beer is equal to how many standard drinks?
Correct answer: 1.5 standard drinks
9. Which of these servings of drinks contains the most alcohol?
A. 375 ml light beer
B. Pot of full-strength beer
C. 200 ml white wine
D. 60 ml port
(Correct answer: C)