On 15 October 2009 the Queensland Parliament passed the Gambling and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009.
The amendments to the Maching Gaming Act 1991 include the introduction of a mandatory training requirement for all persons carrying out gaming duties on licensed premises.
The Office of Liquor & Gaming Regualation has not announced the date on which this new provision will come into effect, but it is likely to be in early 2010.
From that date, anyone carrying out gaming duties must complete a course in the Provision of Responsible Gambling Services within three months of commencing employment. There is a transitional provision which exempts existing gaming employees from this provision until 1 July 2011.