52863WA Course in Management of Licensed Premises - MLPLCA001 and MLPLCA003.

The course you need to become an Approved Manager or Licensee in Western Australia. This course provides training in the two units MLPLCA001 (core) and MLPLCA003 (elective specifically for Producers and Wholesalers)

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Our course has been approved by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). 

In Western Australia, an approved manager is a person who holds a current Approved Manager ID card issued by the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor (RGL). The approved manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of a licensed premises and ensuring compliance with the Liquor Control Act 1988 and associated regulations. It is a legal requirement for a liquor licensed premises to have an approved manager present at all times when the business is conducted.

The two units included in the full Course in Management of Licensed Premises – 52863WA specifically developed for:

 Production or Wholesale licence types are:

MLPLCA001 Manage legislative responsibilities for the sale, supply and service of liquor is a crucial unit that covers the legal obligations of licensees and approved managers in Western Australia. It is a core unit and must be completed to obtain an Approved Manager or Licensee status, in accordance with Section 33(6b) of the Liquor Control Act 1988. 

MLPLCA003 Manage the environments for the production or wholesale supply service of liquor elective unit in conjunction with the MLPLCA001 core unit can lead to the full Course in Management of Licensed Premises – 52863WA. This can provide a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge for managing licensed premises in Western Australia.

Participants who complete the individual units of competency will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the specific units completed. These competencies cover the essential knowledge and skills required to manage a licensed premises in accordance with the Liquor Control Act 1988 and individual licensing conditions


Renewal of the Approved Manager Card (Red Card) is required every 5 years.

Job Trainer Australia offers current and industry relevant courses across the hospitality and retail industries to help you gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment in your area of interest or work. 

Job Trainer Australia provides a flexible online learning environment that allows students to study at their own pace and at a time that suits them. The courses are designed to be accessible and easy to use, with 24/7 access to learning resources. The online platform also provides various support options such as live chat, FAQs, free App, Spotify podcast, and more to assist students throughout their studies.

Why Online?

No downloading or uploading of forms!

Job Trainer Australia's custom platform is designed to provide a seamless and efficient online learning experience. 

With no need to download or upload any forms, students can complete the video roleplay online with just one click. 

The platform automatically updates your course results, and you can receive feedback from your assessor immediately. This makes the learning process faster, easier and more convenient for students.

At Job Trainer Australia, we offer current and relevant courses across the hospitality and retail industries to help you gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment. 

Our inclusive digital environment allows easy, 24/7 access to extensive learning resources, giving you the flexibility to adapt your study around your lifestyle. 

Plus, we provide real-time support through live chat, FAQ's, a free app, and Spotify podcast.

. 100% online platform, no need to download, print, complete or scan forms

. Convenient and flexible training anytime, 24/7 to fit your schedule

. Easy to navigate, engaging online portal with interactive content

. Results are automatically updated and assessor feedback is immediate

. Highest encrypted SSL for secure protection of personal details

The Course in Management of Licensed Premises – 52863WA, is designed for individuals who work in licensed venues where alcohol is sold, served, and supplied, including hotels, clubs, restaurants, and events, and who are either a licensee or employed as an approved manager in Western Australia.

In WA, licensed venues must operate according to the Liquor Control Act 1988, and managers must oversee tasks, risk assessments, and responsible alcohol service. Completing the two units MLPLCA001 and MLPLCA003 will earn a statement of attainment for the full Course in Management of Licensed Premises - 52863WA. 

MLPLCA001 Manage legislative responsibilities for the sale, supply and service of liquor and

MLPLCA003 Manage the environments for the production or wholesale supply service of liquor

Support is available through the 'Support' tab.


This is a quick overview of the assessment process for the Course in Management of Licensed Premises:

Multiple-choice: Demonstrate your knowledge through straightforward questions.

Free text questions: Apply what you have learned and provide information on how you will apply your skills and knowledge to the management of licensed premises.

Verbal Verification: Via Video Upload (Online): Verbally authenticate and verify your identity by submitting a short 1-2 minute video to confirm your name and date of birth, confirm that you undertook the online assessment, and reaffirm a few of your submitted answers.

The assessment process aims to ensure that you have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to operate a licensed premises in accordance with the Liquor Control Act 1988 and individual licensing conditions.


Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is mandatory for all people who are involved in selling, supplying, or serving alcohol in Western Australia to hold a current RSA certificate. Therefore, completion of the national RSA unit - SITHFAB021 - is a pre-requisite for the Approved Managers Course in Western Australia. Participants are required to provide evidence of completion of this unit before commencing the course.

*SITHFAB021 or equivalent (SITHFAB002)


This course is delivered entirely online, and prior to enrolling, each student must complete a Pre-Enrolment Review or LLND short test to confirm that the proposed course is suitable. 

The course is broken down into small sections with multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each section. 

Students who have already completed the national RSA unit (SITHFAB021) with another training provider must upload their certificate evidence, or they can purchase the Approved Manager and RSA bundle at a discounted rate.

 Upon successful completion of the assessment stages, students will be awarded a statement of attainment for the 52863WA Course in Management of Licensed Premises.

Stage 1 Assessment - Knowledge - Multiple Choice & Free text.

Assessment stage 1 consists of multiple-choice and free text questions that are presented after each module. These questions may include drag and drop or fill in the missing word. You will also be asked to provide free text answers, which will require you to source, read, and interpret information and answer in your own words. 

If you answer a multiple-choice question incorrectly, you will have the opportunity to review the learning material and reattempt the question/s.

Once you have completed Assessment 1 satisfactorily, your free text answers will be submitted for review and assessment. You will then move on to Assessment 2, which involves verbal verification of your identity and confirmation of your submitted knowledge assessment.

Stage 2 Assessment - Verbal Verification.

The verbal verification stage is meant to confirm your identity, eligibility to complete the course, and competency in the knowledge assessment stage. You will need to show your ID, verbally declare that you are not on a student visa in Australia, and reaffirm four questions that you have already answered in the knowledge assessment stage. This is to ensure that you are the person who completed the training and that you have a good understanding of the course material.

Upon successful completion of both units, MLPLCA001 and MLPLCA003, you will be deemed competent and awarded a statement of attainment for the full course 52863WA Course in Management of Licensed Premises. 

This statement of attainment will serve as evidence that you have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to manage a licensed premises in compliance with legal and ethical responsibilities. 

Resources you will need:

As a student, you will need a device with reasonable internet speed to access the course materials online. 

Job Trainer Australia will provide all other necessary resources for the course, which can be found under the Course Resource section of your training account. 

These resources may include learning materials, videos, assessments, and any additional support you may need to successfully complete the course.

Authenticity and verification of participants is a critical component of online training.

We need to be sure that the person enrolled in a Job Trainer Australia course is the person who completed the course and whose name is printed on the certificate.

We have strict protocols in place to ensure this is the case.

Video Upload

Upon completion of your training, you will be required to upload a short video declaring the following:

  • Your name and ID
  • You completed the training and assessment for this course
  • You are not in Australia on a student visa.

You will be asked FOUR (4) randomly selected questions in relation to your training. 

These are not difficult questions and will be easy if you have completed your training.

If your responses do not meet the required benchmark answers, you may be requested to undertake a further assessment.


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This fully online course can be accessed 24/7 via a interactive, custom designed learning platform.

You will be able to view and interact with engaging online content moving seamlessly to your straightforward assessment which contains multiple choice, Drag and drop, fill in the missing word and case study questions.

Steps to Start

  1. Register and pay for the course.
  2. Provide the required information.
  3. Complete your online course material and complete all assessments

Upon successful completion you will be awarded a statement of attainment 

This online course is conducted online and requires basic computer skills, reading and writing skills.

As well as the use of technology to complete the assessment requirements. If you are unsure if you have the skills or equipment contact us to discuss your needs before registering.

To speak to our support team call 1300 020 615 or email info@jta.edu.au . We also have live chat and a website support enquiry form, or you may find your answers in the Student Handbook in the header of this website.

Please note that live chat is available during hours 9am – 3pm Mon-Fri (WST)

In addition to these support options, our website contains many FAQs, click on the FAQs tab.

Still not sure online training is for you?

As part of the registration process Job Trainer Australia provides a demo which supports students ability to navigate the online platform making your experience more enjoyable.

This course will take 3 minutes to enrol and approximately 7.5 hours to complete self-paced). This may vary from person to person, you may wish to take longer, the choice is yours.

From the date and time of purchase, you have 12 weeks to complete your course. At the end of the 12-week enrolment period, your course will expire, and will no longer be accessible.

Please note there are no refunds if you do not complete your course within this timeframe; however, you can request a 14-day extension  which will provide additional time to complete the training.

Job Trainer Australia encourages you to keep actively involved with your training, we will send you SMS alerts when we detect that you haven’t engaged with your course, we are here to support you to complete your training.

As part of our verification protocol for online training we need to make sure that the person enrolled is the person completing the training.

  • ID You will be asked to submit your approved ID at the commencement of your training and also in your assessment. Our website is safe and secure. IDs are deleted and purged periodically from our platform. Upload an image of your ID into your secure training account, this will be used to verify you prior to the issuance of a statement of attainment.
  • Declaration You will be required to declare that you are the person completing the training and assessment. The declaration is embedded into your training account and is easy to complete online.
  • USI Unique Student Identifier (USI): You need a USI. A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your VET training undertaken in Australia. Create or verify your USI in your Job Trainer Australia online training account, its easy

To get the most out of your online training, you will need the following:

If you are on the device that you are planning to use to complete your training, click on the video below, can you see it? can you hear it?

Videos like this are contained throughout the course learning material.




International students CAN complete their training in RSA.

If you want to be employed at a licensed premises to sell, supply or serve liquor, you need to complete the nationally accredited Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course. 

You need to successfully complete this course within 28 days of employment. A copy of your RSA certificate must be provided to your employer.

Please note that non-Australian residents on an international student visa can complete training with an approved training organisation such as Job Trainer Australia.

Please refer to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) 

Approved Manager Training: 

International students CANNOT complete their training in the Approved Manager Course

Training for this unit must be undertaken with a training organisation approved to train international students. These organisations are CRICOS approved. 

At this time you cannot apply for an unrestricted approved manager card as the existing approved providers presenting the Course in Management of Licensed Premises are not registered with CRICOS.