RSAT Certification - NSW Drivers

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What is RSAT and do I need it?

RSAT stands for Responsible Service of Alcohol Training and became mandatory on 1 Dec 2021 for anyone that wants to accept and complete Same Day alcohol deliveries in NSW.


Are there any alcohol deliveries exempted from RSAT?

Same Day means that the customer purchased the alcohol on the same day that the delivery is booked for. Any alcohol deliveries that are scheduled one or more days in advance are excluded from RSAT. 

Gift hamper deliveries that contain less than 1.5 litres of alcohol are also excluded form RSAT certification requirements. 

Deliveries to licensed venues are also exempt from RSAT.

NOTE: RSAT applies only to deliveries In NSW. 


I already have RSA, do I also need to do RSAT?


RSAT is a separate course to the RSA and is mandatory for anyone making same day alcohol deliveries to the public in NSW. While an RSA qualifies you to sell, serve or supply alcohol in NSW, the RSAT certification qualifies you make same day alcohol deliveries to retail customers in NSW.

How do I get RSAT certified?

You can complete the training via TAFE, there is a cost associated to this.


Is the RSAT certificate only valid for Sherpa? Or can I use it for other delivery providers too?

RSAT is not specific to Sherpa, RSAT will be mandatory for any provider making same day alcohol deliveries to the public in NSW. If you work with other delivery providers, you can use your RSAT certificate for them too!


I did my RSAT somewhere else, do I need to do the training again?

No, in that case you can just add your valid RSAT certificate ID to your driver profile. 

I live in a border area, like Albury-Wodonga, Fyshwick-Queanbeyan or Tweed Heads. Do I need to get RSAT too?

RSAT applies to all deliveries with a drop-off address in NSW. So even if the pick-up is still in ACT, VIC or QLD, if the delivery is in NSW it means it can only be completed by RSAT certified drivers from 1 Dec 2021.

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