Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)

There’s more to managing a licensed premise than knowing how to pour a pint – so let us give you the knowledge and skills to run a smooth ship behind and in front of the bar. The Licence Controller Qualification is a highly-sought after industry standard for those wanting to manage or supervise premises where alcohol is sold or supplied. The course covers your legal obligations and compliance, plus real strategies and solutions to help you manage risk. Experienced tutors lead you through the legal pathways of liquor legislation and host responsibility.

Welcome LCQ Participant

This course will enable you to gain two Level 4 NZQA Unit Standards which are the academic
requirement of the Duty Managers Certificate.

US 4646

Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply
of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for the
operation of licensed premises

US 16705

Demonstrate knowledge of Host Responsibility
requirements as a Duty Manager of a licensed


Choose your study option:

Distance Learner

Complete Course Workbook
(2 week time limit)

Submit Workbook for review

1 Day Course

Complete Course Workbook
(prior to course)

Complete 1 Day Course

Given Online Access Code for Assessment
(to be completed within 2 weeks)

Complete Online Exam Part A
56 multi-choice, multi response and drag and drop questions
1 Hour time limit – 1 week to complete

Complete Online Exam Part B
18 short answer questions
1 Hour time limit – 1 week to complete


Unit standards entered on NZQA Record of Learning

Service IQ Certificate couried to you (within 3 weeks)

How do I apply for my Managers Certificate?

Complete Managers
Certificate Application form
(from local council website)

Interview with local
Licencing Inspector

Managers Certificate


In your package you
will find:

  • A blue training manual

  • An LCQ course workbook

  • A copy of the Managers Guide 2014

  • Various other materials for additional reading and use