NSW hospitality venues have been open for several months now and live music festivals are finally back on the event calendar. If you’ve been out of the hospitality game since the onset of COVID19, this quick blog is a brush up on what you need to get back to work.
Getting an RSA card involves a full day course (6 hours of training) with an approved training provider, then applying for your photocard with Service NSW.
Here are the steps in the RSA process:
Your RSA competency card needs to be renewed every 5 years. You’ll need to do an RSA refresher course and then renew your card online.
PLEASE NOTE: responsible service of alcohol training in Australia varies by state and territory. If you have a current RSA certificate that you completed in another state, you’ll need to do the NSW RSA Bridging course.
Do you have RCG? Responsible Conduct of Gambling is a requirement for NSW hospitality personnel who work at casinos or on licensed premises where patrons are gambling.
The RCG training process is similar the Responsible Service of Alcohol and once completed, the certification is added to your RSA competency card.
DID YOU KNOW? You can be fined for working with an expired interim certificate (90 days) or an expired competency card (5 years). Expired RSA and RCG may also compromise your employment.
Since February 2022 hospitality workers and patrons at most NSW venues are no longer required to wear masks or be vaccinated. But there are still circumstances where you will need to show your vax card to get a job. These include:
If you do intend working at any of the venues (or events) listed above, you may also be required to wear a mask during your shift and participate in COVID-19 Safe QR check-ins.
Good personal hygiene has always been critical hospitality workers and it’s even more important since COVID19 has threatened the world’s health and safety. Here’s a quick refresher on personal hygiene essentials:
MAKE SURE YOU DO:
If you don’t already have an RSA and RCG competency card browse our upcoming course dates for NSW hospitality workers. Vigil Training College is an NSW government approved training provider for RSA and RSG and will issue your interim certificate within 24 hours (next working day) of completing your course.