RSA 4 Schools Project

The Responsible Service of Alcohol for Schools (RSA 4 Schools) initiative is designed to improve young peoples' understanding of alcohol and the laws related to its supply and consumption.


Students aged 17 and over, from local high schools, were offered the chance to participate in TAFE's Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course at a subsidised cost.

Participants are educated about:

  • the risks of binge drinking to their health and others
  • issues around the illegal supply of alcohol to minors
  • responsibilities when it comes to alcohol.

On completion of the course students received an RSA Certificate once they turn 18. This can then be used to enhance their career opportunities in the hospitality industry.

Through a peer education program, students are required to go back to their school and share what they have learned through the course with their classmates.

The project was run in the Ryde, Hunters Hill, Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai local government areas., but is no longer active.

Taking the 'one standard drink challenge'

Ryde and Hunters Hill 

The Responsible Service of Alcohol Initiative was launched on the 29th June 2012. 

Between July 2012 and June 2013, 180 students completed the program.


Hornsby Ku-ring-gai

After the success of the Ryde and Hunters Hill experience, the Initiative began in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai area in July2013. Ninety students attended the first round.



This project is an initiative between:

  • Health Promotion, Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • 2Realise
  • The Northern Sydney Institute (part of TAFE)
  • Eastwood and Gladesville Liquor Accord
  • Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Liquor Accord
  • Hornsby & Region Community Drug Action Team
  • City of Ryde
  • Hornsby Shire Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council

RSA4Schools launched in Eastwood Gladesville


RSA 4 Schools is launched at Meadowbank TAFE on the 29th June 2012

RSA 4 Schools is launched in Hornsby Mall on the 20th June 2013, during Drug Action Week



Evaluation reports from the initiative: 

 2012-2013 Evaluation Report - Eastwood/Gladesville (Ryde/Hunters Hill)

 2013 Evaluation Report - Hornsby Ku-ring-gai


For more project information contact:

Jenna Bilton 
Health Promotion Officer
Ph: (02) 8877 5306


Further Information

TAFE NSW - Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol

The Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol Course through TAFE teaches the skills and knowledge required to serve alcohol in a responsible manner. It is endorsed by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing and the NSW Liquor Administration Board.

TAFE NSW Statement of Attainment in Responsible Service of Alcohol Course

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