The training obligations introduced through the Gambling Codes of Practice (Code) have commenced. These obligations require those appointed (and notified through BOEN) in the position of Gaming Employee or Gaming Manager to undertake specific training within a specified time of being appointed as such and impose a requirement for further training to be undertaken every 2 years. As many current Gaming Employees and Gaming Managers have previously undertaken some form of gaming training, the Codes provide for recognition of this fact as outlined in the PDF document at the bottom of this page.
While the training requirements relate to individual Gaming Employees and Gaming Managers, the Code imposes an obligation on a gaming licensee to ensure that all staff at their venue are trained .
Licensees will need to monitor when staff require 'further training' to ensure that compliance is achieved. Members are encouraged to record training details in a Staff Register provided by Gaming Care to assist in this process and ensure that training certificates are uploaded into BOEN.
Under the Code the two recognised courses are:
The nationally accredited training courses Attend Gaming Machines (SITHGAM202) and Provide Responsible Gambling Services (SITHGAM201) are no longer deemed to be recognised training courses for new Gaming Employees or Gaming Managers.
The document attached below contains further information on:
The information on this page is correct as at 1 June 2015. The AHA|SA and Gaming Care recommend that Members seek further advice from us where necessary to ensure compliance with the training obligations.