Want to get your NSW RSA certificate online, but can’t decide on a quality provider?
A common question we get is, Can you get you RSA online for NSW?
As we reported in 2014, NSW stopped allowing online based RSAs causing all kinds of problems for people who found it difficult to give up a whole day or lived in smaller towns without a training centre.
HOWEVER in 2016 – You can now get it via email correspondence or 100% online or through an officially approved company who we provides great training.
That’s right, no need to find a class near you, waste your precious time and energy commuting, or sit in a classroom for an entire day frantically trying to take notes so you can pass the assessment. You can now complete your RSA training, take the assessment, and receive your certificate all within the same day from the comfort of your own home.
Simple choose how you would prefer to do the course.
So what’s the difference?
With the email correspondence version, you will be emailed all of the learning materials and the assessment, which you download in PDF format, fill out in a Word doc, and then email back to the qualified trainers for grading.
With the online version, everything is done through your browser.
How it works:
First you sign up to get your RSA for NSW.
Second, you provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI), same as you would for any of the other online courses.
For correspondence: All this only takes is a few forms then you will immediately be sent all of the training material in PDF format to download, as well as the assessment which is to be completed in a Word doc.
You can complete the assessment as you read through the training material, once it’s complete you email the Word doc back.
A qualified trainer will grade your assessment, and if you answer all questions correctly, you will receive your certification via email within 24 hours.
For online: All the training and assessments are accessed through your login.
The certificate you receive in the email is temporary (90 days) and only valid in NSW. After receiving it, you must apply for a Photo Competency Card which will be your permanent RSA certification. Details will be included with your temporary certificate.
The process can end up taking longer if you answer incorrectly on the assessment, as the qualified trainers will have to email you back a mini-assessment so that you can try them again. However, with all of the training materials right at your fingertips during the assessment, there is no reason why you should have to re-attempt any of the questions. But if you do, no worries! You’ll only be sent the ones you got wrong, and you can just refer back to the training material to redo your answer.
Just like the online version, you’ll have three chances to get all the correct answers which is usually plenty.
Are their Cheaper RSAs online for NSW?
As we found out the hard way, the cheapest RSAs are often not the ones you want to do.
The problem with RSA courses that cut cost too much is that they simply can’t afford the human required to administer the course.
You might be able to find the answers online to the NSW course but the advantage of doing so is very small because at the end of the day you have to complete the assessment and it is just as easy to learn the material and pass as it is to copy the answers over.
HOWEVER – We have provided 10 Tips to do your course much easier here.