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RSA certification for working holidaymakers

RSA certification for working holidaymakers

Introduction to Responsible Service of Alcohol If you are planning to work in a bar or another establishment in Australia where you can buy alcohol, you will need to get your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate. If you are caught working without having your RSA certification, you and your employer will face huge fines. The Australian mainland is divided...

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Sydney’s cocktail frenzy

Sydney’s bar scene is booming, with lots a new little pop up bars and hidden laneway cafes opening up every other day or so. You’ll find bars under libraries, behind book shops, in old record shops or sign less in lone alleyways. Sydney is turning it up and the ol’ ‘going for a drink with your mates’ is becoming a...

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Three interpersonal skills I learned from working in hospitality

When I turned eighteen, I decided to get a job behind the bar in a restaurant as I could do with some extra cash. I choose bar work as it would fit in well with my Uni roster; I could work evenings without it affecting my class attendance. Perfect! First, I signed up for a bartending course with Sydney Bar...

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Aussies and their inspiring love for coffee

Australia has an incredibly unique coffee culture. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first moved to Oz in 2008 and realised the extent of the love Aussies have for their coffee. I have seen quite a bit of the world, but what I came across in Sydney, I’d never experienced before. Early morning, mid-morning and late morning, pretty much...

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The three most popular jobs for people travelling in Australia

The three most popular jobs for people travelling in Australia

An Australian Student Visa allows you to study and work in Australia for a period equal to the duration of your Course plus one month (28 days after the last day of class). You must be over 16 to be eligible for this visa. The student visa is approved only if combined with an accredited course of study provided by...

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RSA by Correspondence

RSA by Correspondence

The alternative to the Online RSA course for NSW (which is no longer available). It’s been almost 2 years since the NSW Government suspended the online RSA course for NSW. It may not have been too much of a big deal for some of you, but for some, this was a massive pain in the behind! If you live in...

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Let’s Get Deadly Earnest About Food Safety

Let’s Get Deadly Earnest About Food Safety

That moment when your face reddens, your heart quickens, your gut starts to ache and fever rushes through your body … seconds before you vomit. Green is a colour I’d rather wear than feel. According to the NSW Food Authority, around 4.1 million of us Aussies are affected by it every single year. But the Australasian Science website lists it...

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The Career Progression of a Bartender

The Career Progression of a Bartender

The Bartender - that young person who doesn't really seem to care about slinging you whiskey dry's all night and isn’t aware this industry is one of the biggest and most profitable in the world! I never intended to get “stuck” in the hospitality industry; I personally wanted to pursue a career in Photography. But I’ve been in it for...

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Five Easy Peasy Lemon-Squeezy Cocktails

Five Easy Peasy Lemon-Squeezy Cocktails

Just as there’s more than one way to fry a fish, there’s more than one way to make a cocktail and anybody who’s an expert will most probably tell you you’re doing it wrong anyway, so you may as well go ahead and get creative! Like many things, it comes down to your tastebuds. Some will want a little more...

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Five Awesome Reasons Why an RSA & RCG is a Must-Have

Five Awesome Reasons Why an RSA & RCG is a Must-Have

Let’s get real. If you want to work in a pub or club in Oz, you’d better have an RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate) as well as your RCG (Responsible Conduct of Gambling Certificate). Is it really worth the money, you ask? Well, unless you live permanently in WA and have no intentions of travelling to other states and territories, you...

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