Queensland, Australia, November 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Queensland is well known as a 'party' state, hosting Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast each year and attracting the lion's share of the country's tourism industry. However, the state has real problems with alcohol abuse and alcohol-related violence as well as problem gambling. An innovative RSA and RSG online provider, QHINT, is supporting the Queensland government's mission to reduce the impact of alcohol and gaming through ground-level initiatives.
Quality Hospitality International (QHINT), is now offering QLD- and national-compliant RSA and RSG training aimed at reducing Australia's problems with alcohol, violence and gambling.
QHINT offers RSA QLD
(Responsible Service of Alcohol) and RSG (Responsible Service of Gambling) certificates compliant with Queensland's specific regulations as well as with the separate NSW, Vic, SA, WA, Tas, ACT and NT regulations. The training company's courses are focused on improving learning through fun and interest.
QHINT was also the first Australian provider to offer online RSA and RSG courses with instant certificate download. Since beginning, they have trained over 24,000 in a variety of courses required to work in the hospitality and tourism sector
Statistics on alcohol and gambling such as the following have brought the issue to a head in Queensland:
Curtin University noted that there were around 62,500 alcohol-related assaults reported to police each year, and 8,600 hospitalisations caused each year as a result of alcohol-fuelled violence.
Between 1996 and 2006, there has been an average increase of 50% in violent offenders aged between 10 and 19 in Queensland.
In the first three months of 2010, Queenslanders lost $3,735 per minute on poker machines according to statistics from the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
"There must be a coordinated response that all parts of society support if we want to change these tragic statistics," said Mr. Ross Gregory, a Director of QHINT.
"Our RSA and RSG courses focus on helping people learn and retain the information about alcohol and gaming service regulations through fun and interesting activities. We also focus on the real harm that access to alcohol and gaming can create for patrons that have a problem with either of these - we're proud to be working at ground level to make a difference," Mr. Graham continued.
Quality Hospitality International was set up in 2005 to deliver training to people working in hospitality and in particular anyone wanting to enter the industry. The business is owned by Anne Graham and Ross Gregory who are both Directors and trainers within the company. Anne and Ross have extensive experience in the hospitality industry. QHI is a Registered Training Organisation. We specialise in hospitality short courses delivering online, correspondence and classroom training. Quality Hospitality International focus on delivering short courses online and so far have over 24,000 satisfied customers.