Managing Licensed Premises - Licence Controller Qualification

The Managing Licensed Premise (LCQ) is the required qualification to apply for a managers certificate to be a certified manager of a licenced premise. This is the course to do to get the LCQ Certificate.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”
– Gandhi

Managing Licensed Premises

This course covers all the training required for the LCQ.

One Day


How Long is the Course

The course is comprised of a self-paced research project, followed by a 1 day workshop.

Pre-course project:

The Pre course material is for you to study at home and complete prior to attending the course. This will introduce you to some of the responsibilities of being a duty manager and ready you for the 1 day workshop which is fun and engaging.


The workshop is one day,  with two closed book assessments to be completed during the course duration.

Entry Requirements


Students must have the ability to communicate in English to a minimum competency level of Band 5 or higher on the IELTS test.


Previous/existing experience working with the sale of alcohol in a licensed premise.  The Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) is the required qualification for people who wish to apply for a Manager’s Certificate, which authorises its holder to be a Duty Manager in any licensed premises in NZ.  The knowledge required to achieve this qualification is therefore substantial.  If a candidate does not have existing experience working with the sale of alcohol, they can still achieve the qualification, but may need to return to attend the workshop a second time in order to do so. There are no age restrictions to complete the course, but it should be noted that a person must be of or over the age of 20 in order to apply to the District Licensing Committee for a Manager’s Certificate.


The Nitty Gritty


You can book online at www.its.ac.nz or by phoning customer service on 0800 464 487 or email bookings@its.ac.nz.


We confirm the booking via email. Customers are responsible for checking details and notifying us if alteration is required to initial booking within a week of our course approval email. Please check the details.

.All prices are inclusive of GST.

What if we don’t achieve:

*One free resit
$50 for the 2nd time
Must be completed within eight weeks or full price and re-registration required

Cancellation Policy:

No refund for no shows

Licence Controller Qualification Courses





1 day




* + urgent ServiceIQ cert

This workshop is required training that provides necessary certifications you need in order to apply for a Manager’s Certificate.

NZQA Units Covered

NZQA unit 4646 v10

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

NZQA unit 16705 v6

Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises.


* For urgent processing of ServiceIQ cert + $35

LCQ Refresher For Managers

LCQ Refresher course for Managers and licencees of licensed premises. It covers your obligations under Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and how to manage a safe responsible environment for all.

1 day




Host Responsibility

This is an interactive 3-4 hour workshop that reinforces the importance of host responsibility under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and teaches the skills and strategies needed to deal with different situations as they arise.

3-4 hrs



Group | Cost

”The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

– Ghandi