SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to handle food safely during the storage, preparation, display, service and disposal of food. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures as outlined in a food safety program.

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The unit applies to all levels of sales personnel involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants; packaged liquor sales persons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management.

The unit incorporates the knowledge requirements, under state and territory liquor licensing law, for employees engaged in the sale or service of alcohol.

Certification requirements differ across states and territories. In some cases all people involved in the sale, service and promotional service of alcohol in licensed premises must be certified in this unit. This can include the licensee and security staff.

This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences.

Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory liquor licensing authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.

Legislative Requirement

SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol


The duration for this course is 4 weeks.

Entry into this course

Prior to commencement of training the student in a pre-training interview must be assessed as meting the following criteria

  • The student must be over 18
  • Have ACSF Level 2 skills or above

Note: Where learners do not have skills at ACSF Level 2 at entry they will be referred to a suitable organisation that can help them develop their literacy and numeracy skills to this level. 

Delivery Mode

Workplace based – includes pre-course reading, pre-course knowledge questions and self-assessment, scheduled face to face practical training (morning session) and combined knowledge and skills assessment (afternoon session) referred to as final assessment. Schedules (student program guides) will be provided prior to commencement of training and assessment.

How will I be assessed ​for this course?

All units within the qualification have assessment tasks, with set due dates for completion. Each unit of competency will vary however the following methods can be used but are not limited to the below:

  • Written Knowledge questions
  • Case studies
  • Simulated Role
  • Plays/observations
  • Projects
  • reports
  • observations

RPL/Credit transfer

RPL and credit transfer applies for this course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If recognition applies the students overall duration will alter and a schedule of exemptions will be provided.

Credit transfer

If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified, a credit transfer process will be initiated by Tradee Training Academy Australia in relation to the units as per the training plan.
If credits apply the overall duration will alter and a schedule of exemptions will be provided.


Statement of attainment for this skill set
​SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
Wording on the SOA will be as follows: “This unit of competency from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package provides the skills and knowledge for individuals to responsibly sell or serve alcohol.”

Fees & charges


*disclaimer: no GST ​


$0.00 Including GST

Administration fee

$0.00 including GST