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License Controller Qualification

Enhance your hospitality career




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This Qualification is designed for students who wish to enhance their career in Hospitality. The hospitality Industry is one of the fastest growing areas of our economy. Hotels, specialty accommodation, bars, cafes, and restaurants are all keen to employ excellent, well-qualified people who are looking to make a career out of working in, managing, or owning a successful hospitality business.

5 credits
2 Days

Content & delivery

The LCQ covers two unit standards:

  • 4646 - The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licensed premises
  • 16705 - Host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises

Core learning will be delivered using a face to face learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutor in the class. You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry experience to share with you.

On completion of this programme

The Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) is the prescribed qualification which is required to demonstrate that those applying for, or renewing, their Manager’s Certificate have received recent and relevant training as set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is a nationally recognised qualification which was developed by ServicelQ, the Industry Training Organisation for New Zealand’s hospitality industry.

The District Licensing Committee (DLC), which is the Liquor Licensing division of your local City Council, requires all applicants applying for or renewing their Manager’s Certificate to hold this qualification.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission into the programme, a candidate must have:

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • English at intermediate level or higher


  • Fees - $300

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Your pathway

Your potential career path after study

  • Work with your new skills
  • Study a Diploma in chosen area

Charlene's story

"I am training to be an Assistant Manager at Tauranga Airport Cafe. Right now, I am learning the role of a Catering and Café Assistant. I learned right from the bottom. I started on the cashier and made coffees, then I doubled up with a more experienced staff member to make sure I got the service speed right..."

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How to apply

  • 1 Apply online

    Complete Online application form or download Enrolment Form

  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Apply for visa

    Once your student visa is approved, we will arrange your accommodation (if you wish) and airport pick-up

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