2 March 2023 SIT Training Package Update: Updated SITHFAB002 and SITHFAB021
On March 2, 2023, the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations made changes to the assessment requirements for the Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol SITHFAB002 and its scheduled replacement, SITHFAB021. The SIT training package update contained changes that were made in response to stakeholder concerns and have been implemented immediately via a minor release process.
One of the major changes in the SIT training package update involves the removal of specific references to the impact of excessive drinking on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, which was previously included as part of the required knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of these units.
What this training update means for you RTO
As a result of this training update, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) offering training and assessment for these units must review their strategies and resources to ensure that these references are removed. However, it’s important to note that the removal of this content does not relieve the obligation for alcohol service providers to consider the specific needs and risks of different customer groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities.
RTOs must update their training and assessment materials for their training packages in Australia to comply with the updated requirements to ensure that their students receive accurate and up-to-date information. This is crucial to ensure that those who provide alcohol services are doing so in a responsible manner and taking into account the specific needs and risks of different customer groups.