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

The course you need to become an Approved Manager or Licensee in Western Australia.

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

In Western Australia it is a legal requirement that the licensee of a liquor licensed premises has an approved manager on their premises at all times when business is conducted. In essence, the approved manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business and must ensure compliance with the provisions of the Act.

To become a licensee or an Approved Manager in Western Australia your are required to complete the core unit from the 52863WA Course In Management of Licensed Premises.

  • MLPLCA001 Manage legislative responsibilities for the sale, supply and service of liquor is the core unit and must be completed to become an Approved Manager or Licensee in Western Australia. It is the minimum requirement to meet the requirements of Section 33(6b) of the Liquor Control Act 1988.

The competencies achieved through the course will provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills to operate a licensed premises in accordance with the Liquor Control Act 1988 and individual licensing conditions

This accredited course is valid in Western Australia only. 

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. Giving you the flexibility to adapt your study around your family and lifestyle. 

Job Trainer Australia’s inclusive digital environment allows easy, 24/7 access to extensive learning resources. To support you throughout your studies we provide live chat, FAQ’s, free App , Spotify podcast and so much more.

Why Online?

  • Flexible -  Enjoy the flexibility of online training. Train any time 24/7.  Job Trainer Australia provides an easy to navigate, engaging online portal. Train in your own time, at your own pace, our website offers full flexibility to fit in with your schedule. Stop and start whenever you like, our online platform will remember where you left off.
  • Secure - Relax, your details are safe with us, our platform has the highest encrypted SSL your details are safe and secure.
  • Engaging - Our online platform has been created using the latest technology to enhance your experience. We have developed engaging, interactive content that depict real life events. We will challenge your thinking and provide you with strategies to handle difficult situations.

Are you on a student visa?

If undertaking the Approved Manager Course - 52863WA - You must verbally declare you are not on a student visa or secondary student visa.

This course is delivered online. 

Please read the assessment tab carefully for more information. 

If you work or are intending to work in a licensed venue where alcohol is sold, served and supplied including hotels, clubs, restaurants, tavern, small bar, nightclub, events, or in production and wholesale supply of liquor and you would like to become a licensee or an approved manager then this course is for you.

In Western Australia you are required to operate in accordance with your licensing conditions which are governed by the Liquor Control Act 1988. You are required to plan and manage multiple tasks, undertake risk assessments and supervise the responsible service of alcohol. 

Upon successful completion of the unit

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

You will be awarded a statement of attainment which can be used towards further training in the full Course in Management of Licensed Premises – 52863WA

Support is available, please see the ‘Support’ tab to view details

Are you on a student visa?

If undertaking the Approved Manager Course - 52863WA - You must verbally declare you are not on a student visa or secondary student visa.



Multiple-Choice and Free Text Questions (Online)

  • Straightforward questions to demonstrate your knowledge
  • Apply what you have learnt 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, verify your identity and reaffirm competency of the knowledge-based assessment by submitting a short 1-2 minute video to:

  • To confirm your name and date of birth showing satisfactory identification
  • Verbally confirm that you were the person that undertook the online assessment
  • Verbally confirm you are not in Australia on a Student Visa
  • Reaffirm a few of your submitted answers.

As part of your training you are required to provide evidence of completion of the national RSA unit – SITHFAB021 – Provide responsible service of alcohol. This unit is a pre-requisite to the Approved Managers Course.

*SITHFAB021 or equivalent (SITHFAB002)


This course is delivered online. 

If you have already completed with another training provider, you will be required to upload certificate evidence into your training account. If you have not yet completed please head to our course bundle options, you will have the option to purchase at a discounted rate  approved manager and RSA bundle.

Each student will undertake a Pre-Enrolment Review or LLN short test before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

The course is broken down into small, manageable sections designed to improve your learning. At the end of each section is a multiple-choice quiz and free text questions. Please continue to read the assessment stage below for more information on how the assessment works. 

Upon satisfactory completion of the assessment stages you will be deemed competent and awarded a statement of attainment in the core unit 

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

  • After completion of each of the modules, a multiple-choice & free text assessment is presented.
  • Each module assessment comprises of a combination of multiple-choice questions such as drag and drop, fill in the missing word. In addition, there are a number of Free Text questions where you will be required to source, read and interpret information and answer in your own words.
  • Should you submit an incorrect response to a multiple-choice question, you will be provided with a further opportunity to review the learning material and reattempt the question/s.
  • Once you have satisfactorily completed Assessment 1 – your free text answers will be submitted for review and assessment
  • You will now proceed to Assessment 2 - Verbal Verification of identity and confirmation of submitted knowledge assessment.

Assessment stage 2 - Verbal Verification.

  • This is to confirm:
    • your identity by showing the ID that was submitted as part of your enrolment;
    • declare that you are eligible to complete the course by verbally declaring that you are not in Australia on a Student Visa; and
    • correctly reaffirm 4 questions taken from the knowledge assessment stage. These are questions you have already seen and answered during your training.
  • This is an opportunity for our assessors to authenticate and verify you as being he person who undertook the training and a few of your submitted answers.

Resources you will need:

  • To complete this course satisfactorily you will require a device with reasonable internet speed.
  • Job Trainer Australia will provide all other resources.
  • These can be found under the Course Resource section of your training account.

Are you on a student visa?

If undertaking the Approved Manager Course - 52863WA - You must verbally declare you are not on a student visa or secondary student visa.

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.

Are you on a student visa?

If undertaking the Approved Manager Course - 52863WA - You must verbally declare you are not on a student visa or secondary student visa.


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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 . 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 6 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.  

If undertaking the Approved Manager Course - 52863WA - You must verbally declare you are not on a student visa or secondary student visa.