VCGLR doesn’t give incentives for licensees completing Advanced Responsible Service of Alcohol training and may impose a requirement on for a licensee to undertake the training.
VCGLR Commissioner Kate Hamond announced a new Advanced Responsible Service of Alcohol training course for Victorian licensees, managers and staff.
The Advanced RSA training course covers topics including dealing with medical emergencies, managing anti-social behaviour, managing a security team, effective tools and systems for the venue, and being compliant with regulations.
“This training course is all about ensuring a safe environment – inside and outside – for patrons, staff and neighbours of late-night venues,” Ms Hamond said.
But the VCGLR isn’t providing any incentives to encourage licensees to complete Advanced RSA training.
Despite that lack of incentive, the VCGLR said the first course included people from licensed venues in Docklands, Geelong, Maribyrnong, Melbourne CBD, Mulgrave, North Melbourne, Richmond, South Yarra, St Kilda, Werribee and Windsor.
VCGLR confirmed that it may impose a requirement on a licensee to undertake Advanced RSA training as part of a determination for (e.g.) a serious breach.
Late night venues may be footing the $295 per person bill for staff and managers to attend the training.
We think that’s a missed opportunity for VCGLR to encourage licensed venues to get better skilled in dealing with risk management and compliance issues licensees may face at night.
The Advanced RSA is a one day course currently only available through the William Angliss Institute.