LCQ : Licence Controller Qualification training

We offer the LCQ training as a one day course and as a self-paced tuition option.

One day LCQ Courses

One Day Courses

One day courses are our recommended training method for the LCQ. You’ll get the benefits of having direct interaction with skilled trainers who have industry experience and you’ll meet other people who are, like you, ready to advance their careers in the hospitality industry.

Our one day courses are presented in Wellington, Petone, Carterton across Horowhenua, Manawatu and Taranaki, on a regular basis. We also present courses in other areas.

Check our course calendar to see where we are holding our next training sessions.

What if I Can’t Get to a Training Venue?

Managing a Team?

If you are an employer and you have a group of people requiring this training then you should contact us. In many cases we can arrange to have a training day in your region.

Contact us for Team Training

Flying Solo?

If you are seeking qualifications for yourself and you’re unable to access any of our regular training sessions then we recommend you take advantage of our self-paced training modules. Keep reading to find out more.

Self Paced Training Modules 

We offer self-paced training modules for people who want to attain their LCQ but cannot easily attend a training course at any of our training venues.

We’ll deliver all the course materials you’ll need to learn at your own pace. Full instructions are included and you’ll be able to undertake the learning in your own time. You can order the LCQ training module here.

If you’re able to attend our one-day training courses at any of our venues then we highly recommend them as the easiest and most effective way for you to train for the LCQ.

What You’ll Learn

You will learn about the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, how it affects you and your work place, and what your responsibilities are as a duty manager of a licensed premise.

Licensed Controller Qualification Units 4646 & 16705  

LCQ Unit 4646: Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implication for licensed premises.
LCQ Unit 16705: Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises.

The LCQ is the “prescribed qualification” required by the District Licensing Committee. Anyone who is applying for their General Manager’s Certificate must demonstrate that they have received “recent and relevant training”. This applies to anyone who wants to renew there certificate too.

If you are wondering who makes these rules and where they’re all set out you’ll find them in the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. That’s something that you’d already know if you were a Duty Manager.

The LCQ is not for Everyone

Did you check our short list of requirements for being a Duty Manager?

People who want a Manager’s Certificate must know the regulations. And they must pass background checks too.

The District Licensing Committee will take your criminal record into account when they decide whether they will approve you. If you are are planning to study for a Manager’s certificate and you have criminal convictions then you should contact the Licensing Inspector at your local council before you begin.

Although anyone over 16 can enrol and be assessed for the LCQ you must be aged 20 or over to apply to the District Licensing Committee for a Manager’s Certificate!

Applying for a Duty Managers Certificate.

Once you have completed your LCQ training and gained the qualification, you will then need to apply to the District Licensing Committee for your Managers Certificate. 

The District Licensing Committee (DLC) can be found at your local council offices.

Successfully completing our training course and obtaining your Licensed Controller Certificate does not mean that you will be granted a Managers Certificate by the DLC.

The application process involves an interview with the Licensing Inspector, and they may test your knowledge on the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.  The DLC will decide whether you will attain your Managers Certificate based on your behaviour in the interview and your responses to any questions they may ask.

Please note the council charge a considerable fee to apply for a Manager’s certificate.  Our course fee does not cover any of those costs.

Before you enrol. Do your pre-flight check.

Contact the Licensing Inspector based at your local council for the requirements to apply for a Manager’s Certificate or look on your council’s website for information.

If you’ve got a criminal record, check with the council to make sure that it’s not going to stand in you way.

Contact us for more Information

Day Course

NOTE: If you cannot attend a 1 day course we also offer a Self Paced option. 

A one day course designed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information for people intending to apply for a General Managers Certificate, or who want to better understand their obligations as an employee or Manager in the liquor industry. 

The course covers NZQA units 4646 and 16705 which are the two theory units required to obtain the LCQ certificate which is the qualification needed to apply for a Managers Certificate through the DLC (based at the local council). See green information above about applying for a Managers Certificate.


Check out the Course Dates

We can also offer this training on a self-paced (one to one) basis, in other locations around New Zealand (see Venues page for details).

If you have a group of staff who need training, we can run a course at your venue on a day that suits your business.  This can be tailored to your specific requirements. 

Contact us for more info


What to Bring to the Course

Pen, writing paper if you wish to take additional notes although there is plenty of room in your Course Workbook to write notes;  your lunch – however there are caf├ęs situated close to the venue.

NOTE: if English is your second language we suggest you seek an interview with your local DLC (District Licensing Committee) at your local Council to make sure that your English skills meet the minimum requirements. 

One to One Tuition

We can also do this course one-to-one at a slightly higher course fee if you would prefer more individual attention or do not have the time to attend a 1 day course.

If you have any questions relating to the course please contact us.


COURSE FEES

One-Day Course

$255 (incl. GST) and includes:
  • Workbook and information resource
  • Exam Paper (the assessment)
  • Our tutor and support staff’s time to answers all your questions and provide on-going support
  • Refreshments at the course (morning and afternoon tea)
  • The cost to record your unit results with the NZ Qualifications Authority
  • A unit completion certificate from Innovative Hospitality
  • The LCQ certificate issued by the ServiceIQ

Self Paced Course 

$255 (incl. GST) and includes:
  • Workbook and information resource
  • Exam Paper (the assessment)
  • Our tutor and support staff’s time to answers all your questions and provide on-going support
  • The cost to record your unit results with the NZ Qualifications Authority
  • A unit completion certificate from Innovative Hospitality
  • The LCQ certificate issued by the ServiceIQ