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  1. Mara
    August 11, 2023 @ 4:36 pm

    Good morning,

    First of all, thank you so much for your website and all the great material in it, it is helping me a lot!

    In early October I will move to Australia as a backpacker (got the tickets to start in Melbourne). In the meantime, I am trying to gather some information before landing and starting working. One of them is about the RSA certificate, for which I have a simple question:

    Can I get my RSA certificate before arriving in Melbourne?

    I do have a visa number, although I saw that Victoria state has some more strict rules (like USI number and more classroom training?). In case that the answer is positive, do you have any accredited course suggestions, which do not require a USI number or others?

    Again, many thanks for your help!




    • Julian
      August 13, 2023 @ 3:35 am

      Hi Mara,
      thanks for the comment.

      From our experience, it’s best to just look for the RSA after arriving in Australia. Each state has a bit of a different process around it. It is in theory possible to do the RSA before, but it’s way easier in Australia.

      We don’t have course recommendations, but other backpackers in Melbourne might point you towards where they did theirs.

      Cheers Julian


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