Responsible Service of Alcohol is a certificate course done that is mandatory for all those willing to enroll in a job involving sale or serving of alcoholic beverages but might differ slightly as regards the state or location where one is enrolling for the job. However, it is in agreement that the course is meant to ensure that employees of establishments offering such drinks are fully competent to ensure a safer and more responsible working environment.This training thus becomes a form of education provided to servers and sellers on how to avoid excessive alcohol indulgence, driving while under the influence and underage drinking.
This training equips managers and servers in such establishments with sufficient skills on how to handle situations mentioned prior from ever arising or how to avert. This training is also meant to increase their confidence in dealing with such problem situations. RSA training can be offered in a school setting by qualified trainers or through e learning and normally runs for two to six hours depending on the course content of the provider whom the applicant has sought the services of. It is important to note that many providers offer varied programs depending on where the applicant is to offer service and thus it becomes important to highlight these details when engaging your instructor. After completion of the training, the applicant is granted certification.
In Australia, this is a requirement by state law and takes it deeper because if one wishes to work in more than one state, then they might need to acquire more than one RSA Certificate. This as a result of policy issued by the Australian Government that the individual states should come up with law that promotes responsible use of alcohol and also so as to reduce the harmful effects of abuse of alcohol by vulnerable groups such as minors. RSA training also provides on other alcohol related topics such as blood alcohol level, effect of alcohol on the human body and how to serve alcohol responsibly.