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Licence Controller Qualification

(Duty Manager’s Certificate Training)


The Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) is essential for anyone who wants to oversee the sale and supply of alcohol in a New Zealand bar, restaurant, club, or bottle store. Whatever part of the hospitality industry you choose to work in, LCQ is a must-have.

The Learning Place has been delivering LCQ training for over a decade, helping over 10,000 students to take the next step in their career. Our trainers are industry experts, and will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to step into work in the hospitality industry with confidence.

The Licence Controller Qualification is the only training required to apply for your Duty Manager’s Certificate and manage a licenced premise, but it is just as valuable for people starting out in the industry. Hospitality businesses have a legal responsibility to train their staff, so having your LCQ before you apply is highly desirable to employers.

The course takes place over one day, and covers all aspects of the sale and supply of alcohol, including staff and manager responsibilities, host responsibility, assessing intoxication, and how to apply for your duty managers certificate. We update our content regularly to maintain currency with legislation and regulatory rulings.

All students who take our course gain access to a range of complimentary additional resources, include signage, intoxication assessment tools, and revision documents to help with your managers certificate application.

Upcoming Course Dates for 2021:

  • Tuesday, 2nd of February 
  • Tuesday, 2nd of March
  • Tuesday, 6th of April
  • Tuesday 4th of May
  • Tuesday 8th of June
  • Tuesday 6th of July
  • Tuesday 3rd of August
  • Tuesday 7th of September 
  • Tuesday 19th of October
  • Tuesday 2nd of November 
  • Tuesday 7th of December 

Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $250 GST incl
Venue: 33 Princes Street, Dunedin Central, first level. (Two doors down from the Subway Sandwich Shop in the Octagon)
Contact: Ph: 0800 800 415

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The Learning Place also offers the only fully online LCQ available in New Zealand.

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LCQ Workshops - for students who like to reflect on their learning:

We also offer the LCQ course in a series of workshops, rather than a one day course. This option works well for students who prefer to take their time, and reflect on their learning in between workshops by completing additional reflective online modules. 

The course is held over 3 workshop sessions, each session roughly 2-3 hours long and some additional online learning is required. 

  • Venue: 33 Princes Street, Dunedin Central, first level. (Two shops down from the Subway Sandwich Shop in the Octagon)
  • Cost: $250 GST incl

please email for upcoming dates and register your interest in the LCQ workshops  

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