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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 are wanting to work in, the LCQ is a key requirement.

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 the skills and knowledge you need to work in the hospitality industry with confidence.

The Licence Controller Qualification is the required training for a people who are wanting to apply for a Duty Manager’s Certificate to enable them to manage a licenced premise. The LCQ is also valuable for people starting out in the industry. Hospitality businesses are legally required to train their staff; having the LCQ before applying for a position is highly desirable to employers.

The LCQ face to face 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.

Content is regularly updated to maintain currency with legislation and regulatory rulings.

All students who take the LCQ course gain access to a range of additional resources including signage tools, intoxication assessment tools and revision documents to help with the Managers Certificate application.

In line with the COVID 19 Protection Framework, all public learners will be expected to produce their vaccine pass as a condition of entry into the course. This ensures that we can provide a safe learning environment for all. Those who are unable to produce this evidence will not be able to attend a face-to-face course, but may still take our online LCQ course available at

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
  • Monday 5th 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, 1st floor 
Contact: 0800 800 415, ext: 1

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The Learning Place also offer a fully online LCQ.

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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. Additional reflective modules are completed online.

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

  • Venue: 33 Princes Street, Dunedin Central, 1st floor. 
  • Cost: $250 GST incl

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

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