LCQ Online Course

After completing our LCQ Online Course you will gain the License Controller Qualification (LCQ), needed when applying to get a Manager’s Certificate. A Duty Manager in any establishment that sells or supplies alcohol must have a Managers Certificate. This course will give you a good understanding of the law and host responsibility as related to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Two Choices for Online learning

LCQ Online Zoom for interactive learning via Zoom from any location.

LCQ Online Distance Learning for flexibility in your own time.

4 Steps to get your Managers Certificate

Step 1
Complete LCQ Certificate Course

Best Option: •Classroom (qualification gained same day), Other Options: •Zoom course, or •Distance Learning.

Step 2
Pass Exam

Two Exam Parts to pass.

Step 3
Get LCQ Certificate

We apply for your Unit Standards and Send you your LCQ Certificate.

Step 4
Apply for Managers Certificate

You visit local Council website to apply. Interview also required.

LCQ Duty Manager Course

LCQ Online Zoom Course

Get qualified without leaving home!

Our LCQ online course is perfect for anyone who wants to get qualified in the convenience of their own home or workplace, but still wants the benefits of the classroom environment. A chance to ask questions relevant to your workplace or clarify understanding.

These courses are delivered by expert tutors in an interactive environment through Zoom. You will be sent our Managers Guide to Sale and Supply of Alcohol Manual, course workbook, and are also provided with a recording of the training session once it is finished.

The online LCQ course is delivered in one day and usually runs from 9:45am to 3:30pm. You have two weeks to complete the exam online whenever you are ready.

Price $250 includes: manual, workbook, postage, access to Zoom video recording, qualification and GST.

LCQ Distance Learning Course

The Distance Learning Course is great for independent learners who prefer to study at their own pace, or can’t  attend a classroom course. Also great for motivated people who need to get certified urgently.

As soon as we receive your payment, the course manual and workbook are sent to you by courier. We’ll email you access to the online course so you can get started straight away. In this email you will choose a study plan. There are three plans to choose from: Fastest, Steady and Easy.

Use the resources to complete your workbook one module at a time – Resources available include your training manual, online training videos and PowerPoints. (using the manual to fill out the workbook, is handy for quiet periods at work when you have no computer access), Once you have finished a module, test your understanding by attempting the online module quiz. You can keep taking the quiz until you get it all correct. 

Completing the workbook and online quizzes ensures you are well equiped with the knowledge that you need for your exam. Once you have completed all 14 modules, the online exam is automatically unlocked. You can then complete the assessment when it suits you within two weeks. The course and exam can be completed on computer, tablet or smart phone.

Price $250 includes: manual, workbook, postage, access to online resources, qualification and GST. Our Managers Guide to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Manual can be kept as a handy reference.

To Register, follow the button and scroll down to find Distance Learning LCQ Certificate Course in the list. The course access email is sent once we have confirmed payment during business hours.

Course Content

This course covers the following 2 Unit Standards which make up the official Licence Controller Qualification:

  • Unit Standard 4646 Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and its implications for the operation of licensed premises
  • Unit Standard 16705 Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a Duty Manager of licensed premises.  

We are NZQA accredited and on completion you will be awarded with the official Licence Controller Qualification.  This is a requirement for obtaining your Manager’s Certificate with the council. 

During the course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Legal requirements, offenses and penalties around serving alcohol
  • Host Responsibility
  • Duty manager and server responsibilities
  • Creating a safe drinking environment
  • How to identify intoxicated patrons and techniques for assessing their intoxication levels
  • Server techniques of dealing with intoxicated patrons and maintaining customer and staff safety
  • Application and renewal process for managers certificates 

What happens once I register?

An automatic registration confirmation email is sent. (If you don’t receive this after a couple of minutes, your email address may have a typo) The email includes the following:

  • Zoom Link, Date & Time Information or Distance Learning Information, course access is sent manually once payment is received
  • What to get ready for the course
  • A Tax Invoice for your records is included as part of the email near the bottom of the email .
  • The cost of the course and bank account number to pay by Internet Banking is near the bottom in red writing. Or pay by credit card using the Payment button (Credit Card Fee applies).

If you have more questions, take a look at FAQ page, Course Information and Terms

LCQ Online Zoom Course Dates

LCQ Online Distance Learning

Client Testimonials

“Everything was really clear and helpful. This course improved my experience with alcohol and how to deal with different situations at my work”
C Osborne
“Thank you so much for an excellently presented course. The relaxed method of presentation really helped with learning the added information that the 2012 act has contained. I totally recommend your services to anybody looking to obtain their LCQ.”
J Jessop
“I really enjoyed the course and it was my first time completing one through zoom. I recommend the tutor, who was not only entertaining but also explained everything in great detail, providing real life scenarios and making sure everyone felt included throughout the course. I learnt a lot.'
R Wiebus

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(LCQ) Licence Controller Qualification Online Course - NZQA Accredited

Attain the Licence Controller Qualification and gain unit standards 4646 and 16705 relating to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and Host responsibility. Needed for your Manager’s Certificate application. A Duty Manager in any licensed premises must have a Managers Certificate.

Course Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: The Training Bureau

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Course Mode: Online

Course Workload: PT8H

Duration: PT8H

Repeat Count: 1

Repeat Frequency: Daily

Course Type: Paid

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