By law, every hospitality business that sells or supply alcohol must have a qualified manager in charge at all times.

To be a qualified manager, you need to hold the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ), which consists of two NZQA Unit Standards:

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

We provide learner-friendly training delivered by experienced staff who will help you understand the Act and what it means for managers of licensed premises. This LCQ course will cover all the knowledge you need to achieve the Unit Standards involved.

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered through face-to-face class based training.

Online option will be available in early 2024.

Certification Process

After you have completed these two unit standards we will report your Unit Standard credits to NZQA and apply to Service IQ for your LCQ certificate.

When you receive your LCQ Certificate, you can apply for your Manager’s Certificate through your local District Licensing Committee (the liquor licensing section of your local city or district council). You can find your local council via the link below:

If you need an extra copy of your LCQ certificate, you can contact us or request a reprint / digital copy through Service IQ directly. Note that this will incur a fee that is charged by Service IQ. The prices are subject to change at any time and is not charged by Stratcom Security. To learn more, please visit the link below:

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age or above, note that you need to be aged 20 or above to apply for the Manager’s Certificate with your local council
  • A citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or an Australian citizen or a permanent resident residing in New Zealand
  • Able to speak and understand English

Enrolment Procedures

To learn more about our LCQ course please contact us by email or call +64 20 422 4488

To enrol, please talk to your employer or contact us directly.