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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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So You Want to Work in Hospitality. Just How Much Should You be Paid?

So You Want to Work in Hospitality. Just How Much Should You be Paid?

So, perhaps you’ve just completed your RSA (required by law if serving alcohol) or about to, and now you’re wondering what sort of wage you can expect from working behind a bar. If you’re not up for reading the 100+ pages of the Australian Government’s Fair Work Pay Guide for the hospitality industry, then we’ve simplified things for you here....

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Changes To How You Get Your RSA Competency Card

Changes To How You Get Your RSA Competency Card

If you’ve done your RSA and/or your RCG courses for NSW with Sydney Bar School recently, you will most likely be applying for your photo competency card soon. There are certain areas that require you to have the competency card when you start working in their venue. The majority of the time though, you can start working immediately once you...

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Lock out laws hit the Inner West!

Lock out laws hit the Inner West!

Well its another dark day for hospitality in Sydney ... In case you've been living under a rock for the past month, you would have heard that the New South Wales lock-out laws could potentially hit the inner west of Sydney. Take a deep breath! They haven't came into affect just yet. The CBD and Kings Cross areas have been...

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The Importance Of An RSA

The Importance Of An RSA

There were two films that were entered in the Sydney Film Festival this year that bring home the importance of RSA. These films are now in general release. “Ruben Guthrie” and “Amy” As a trainer in this field I am often come across people who have been so conditioned by our society that the only way to have fun is...

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New License For Music In Venues

New License For Music In Venues

A new licensing agreement makes it easier to play all kinds of music in venues! Licensing reform for bars and restaurants has been rolled out which makes it easier for venues to meet their licensing agreements and includes opportunities to stream music. APRA AMCOS (the union for musicians and technicians) has made significant changes to their licensing system which makes...

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Sydney Bar Week Is Nearly Here!

Sydney Bar Week Is Nearly Here!

Grab your tickets as soon as you can for one of the best weeks in Sydney. Take out your calendar, or open up the app on your phone, and set a reminder for September 27th as that’s the day that Sydney Bar Week begins! With a host of amazing events dotted across the city, in some of the finest bars...

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Bar of the Month - Love, Tilly Devine

Bar of the Month - Love, Tilly Devine

We celebrate one of the best wine bars in the city with our Bar of the Month! The Ramblin Rascal Tavern hands the baton over as the Sydney Bar School Bar of the Month to a classy little wine bar called Love, Tilly Devine in Darlinghurst. Love, Tilly Devine has a sense of history and the clue for that is...

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New NSW Drinking Laws Now In Effect

New NSW Drinking Laws Now In Effect

If you went out this weekend, you were one of the last to enjoy the late night bars that we have in Sydney. As of today, Monday 24th February, bars will be required to adhere to new lockout restrictions. These restrictions mean that a new lockout time of 1.30am will be enforced for bars in the CBD and Kings Cross...

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Online NSW RSA May Be Revoked

Online NSW RSA May Be Revoked

It has been brought to our attention today that as part of the new proposals that were released last week which attempt to tackle alcohol related crime and violence, the ability to complete your NSW RSA certificate online may soon be revoked. Following on from proposals that were released on 21st January by the Premier of NSW, the NSW Parliament...

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