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New Entrant Training Comes To Ballarat

On Tap Liquor Consulting, in partnership with the Robust Investments Pty Ltd (Trading as Liquor Consultancy Services, RTO 21718), delivers an accredited New Entrant Training course for liquor licensees at various locations throughout Victoria and are bringing this specialist industry training to Ballarat. We will be holding regular training sessions in Ballarat so keep an eye on our accredited industry training page for upcoming dates. Our training is held regularly at the Ballarat Bowling Club, Havelock Street Ballarat (behind the Eastern Oval).

We are also able to arrange an on site training course delivered at a location which suits you (conditions apply); Contact us to find out more.



The course content includes:

  • 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

Our industry New Entrant Training is a compulsory training course for licensees and nominees opening new operations or transferring existing licenses within Victoria, Australia. Most new liquor licence applicants are required to complete this New Entrant Training. Liquor Licence applicants who have not completed an accredited Responsible Service of Alcohol course may also be required to attend an RSA course in addition to this new entrant training. The aim of the New Entrant Training is to provide an overview of Victorian liquor licensing laws and associated issues. This will enable licensees to comply with their legal obligations and contribute to minimising alcohol-related harm in the community.

The Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) requires that new Licensees and Nominees MUST complete New Entrant Training, which includes our course, before being granted a liquor licence.

The NOMINAL delivery hours for this course is 7 hours which includes some reading time. We have listed times in our training calendar that we believe to closer represent the real hours that participants will be in the classroom. With this said, it is expected that reading is undertaken by each participant prior to attending the session.


4 hours (approximate course delivery time – Plus pre-course readings).

Please note: 

An understanding of spoken and written English is expected for successful completion of this course.

What You Get:

You will learn the skills and knowledge required to own and operate a licensed venue.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Materials to Bring: 

Please bring along a pen and some form of photo ID (such as a drivers licence or passport). No ID = No Certificate

Dress Code:  

Neat Casual.

Bookings for all of our upcoming courses, including the new entrant training and our RSA courses, are available via our Accredited Industry Training Page!