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Licence Controller Qualification LCQ

  • From 1 Day
  • From NZ$195
  • Online or On Campus
  • NZQA Credits

Do you need to sell or supply alcohol where you work? If so, you need to hold the LCQ Licence Controller Qualification

DO YOU NEED TO SELL OR SUPPLY ALCOHOL WHERE YOU WORK?

If so, to comply with the law, you need to hold the LCQ licence controller qualification that consists of unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 4646 – Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licensed premises
  • Unit Standard 16705 – Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises

We run a two day LCQ training course. On Day One, you will get the NZSFW LCQ workbook & material which provides a comprehensive overview of the alcohol act and host responsibilities requirements. Our interactive and lively seminar will give you lots of important and up to date information about your responsibilities. On Day Two, you will complete an OPEN BOOK assessment (exam) where you can use the LCQ workbook as a resource. 

 

Licence Controller Qualification

ONLINE INTERACTIVE Option

NZSFW offers this course as an Online Interactive course as well as in person:

  • Online Interactive: Join a live meeting that is not pre-recorded. This give you the opportunity to ask specific questions. 
    • Theory: 1 Day: 9am - 3pm (includes morning tea and lunch breaks)
    • Workbook and course material: This is emailed to you 1 day before the online class starts. 
    • Assessment: Online assessment is emailed to you after the end of the theory class. You have 48 hours to complete and submit. 
    • Required Technology: Please review the requirements section below. 
  • In-Person: Join a real class at our premesis in the Viaduct, Auckland. 
    • Theory: Day 1: 9am - 3pm (includes morning tea and lunch breaks)
    • Workbook and course material: We will provide a printed copy on your arrival. 
    • Assessment: Day 2: 9am - 3pm (you can leave early once you have finished the assessment)

Please ensure you select the delivery method when you register.  

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Once you have completed the LCQ course and assessment, you will receive your NZSFW certificate and we will report your unit standard credits to NZQA. You can then apply for the General Manager Certificate from your local District Licensing Committee DLC. 

LCQ Certificate

Auckland Council, Hutt City, Queenstown Lakes District Council no longer require a separate ServiceIQ certificate, and your NZSFW LCQ certificate (issued by us) should be attached to your application for the Manager's certificate. 

Other councils may require the ServiceIQ certificate along with our LCQ Certificate. We recommend checking with your Local Council.

To order your ServiceIQ certificate, please follow this link - https://www.serviceiq.org.nz/lcq/licence-controller-qualification/

 

Important Terms:

  • Licensee is a person holding a licence under the sale and supply Act.

  • Duty Manager also known as General Manager

    A manager of any licensed premises appointed under the Act. They must hold a Manager’s Certificate that authorises the holder to manage any licensed premises and comply with host responsibility expectations. It is issued by the District Licensing Committee (DLC) and can only be granted or renewed if you are currently working at a licensed premises.

  • Temporary manager can be appointed where a duty manager is ill or absent for any reason or is dismissed or resigns. 

  • Acting manager can be appointed for any period not exceeding three weeks at any one time. The total period a licensee can appoint a person as an Acting Manager cannot exceed a total of six weeks in any 12 month period.

Alcohol Manager's Certificate

The Licence Controller Qualification is also known as the Manager's Certificate, Duty Manager or Alcohol Certificate. 

Page Updated: 10 Jun 2022

Qualifications Gained

  • NZSFW LCQ Certificate
  • NZQA Unit Standard 4646 
  • NZQA Unit Standard 16705

Course Requirements

Online Interactive REQUIREMENTS

  • Access to computer to view online presentation with a working camera, microphone and speakers or headphones for the presentation
  • Access to computer for the online assessment (tablet or phone not recommended)
  • Google account with known password to complete online assessment
  • You need to join the class before the scheduled start time to be admitted

Online Interactive

Session Dates

9:00am - 3:00pm Live Video Presentation. You have 48 hours to complete the online assessment.

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.

Course Fees

  • NZ$195 (ServiceIQ certificate is not included, see our course description for details)

On Campus - Auckland

Session Dates

Mon & Tues, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The LCQ Assessment is held on the second day

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.

Course Fees

  • NZ$215 (ServiceIQ certificate is not included, see our course description for details)
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Qualifications Gained

  • NZSFW LCQ Certificate
  • NZQA Unit Standard 4646 
  • NZQA Unit Standard 16705

Course Requirements

Online Interactive REQUIREMENTS

  • Access to computer to view online presentation with a working camera, microphone and speakers or headphones for the presentation
  • Access to computer for the online assessment (tablet or phone not recommended)
  • Google account with known password to complete online assessment
  • You need to join the class before the scheduled start time to be admitted