Licencees' First Step

Licencees' First Step

Licencees' First Step Course Outline

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Licensees’ First Step program

Licensees’ First Step is a training course for licensees and nominees building new operations or transferring existing licences within Victoria. The Director of Liquor Licensing in Victoria requires that new Licensees and Nominees complete Licensees’ First Step before granting a liquor license. Hospitality Training Victoria has been approved by the Director of Liquor Licensing to deliver the Licensees’ First Step throughout Victoria.

Click here to download a fact sheet From Consumer Affairs – Liquor Licensing regarding Licensees’ First Step.

The Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is a pre-requisite for staff undertaking Licensees’ First Step.

Do I need this Certificate?

Most new liquor licence applicants will be required to complete the full day course at a total cost of $150.00.

Those applicants who do not already have their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate will also need to complete 3.5 hour session at a cost of $50.00 to $75.00.

The aim of Licensees First Step is to provide an overview of Victorian liquor licensing laws, and associated issues that will enable licensees to comply with their legal obligations and contribute to minimising alcohol related harm in the community.

Course content

  • Purpose of Victoria’s liquor laws
  • Role of the Regulatory Authorities
  • Understanding / interpreting liquor licence requirements
  • Common offences
  • Managing best practice
  • Licensee forums and accords


Course participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of the course.

State accreditation

This program is accredited as VPAU598 Licensees’ First Step.

Liquor Licensing

Hospitality Training Australia is approved by the Director of Liquor Licensing, Consumer Affairs Victoria, to deliver the Licensees First Steps Program.


Each competent participant will receive an accredited certificate

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Accepted methods of payment include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bankcard, Cheque, Cash and EFT-POS.

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