Licenced Controllers Qualification

The LCQ is a valuable qualification for anyone working within licensed premises. Having a good understanding of the law and host responsibility is critical for the safe and responsible service of alcohol.

What you will learn

  • Knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licensed premises
  • Knowledge of Host Responsibility requirements as a Duty Manager of licensed premises

Qualification details

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 requires all licensed premises to have a certified Manager on duty at all times alcohol is available to be sold or supplied to the public.

Before applying for a Manager's Certificate, you are required to obtain the LCQ.

On completion of this course and you will receive the formal LCQ certificate from ServiceIQ and have the Unit Standards registered on your Record of Achievement with NZQA.

Course structure

There is one day of learning in class, and an optional supported learning day on campus. Your assessment is completed online. 


Cuba Street

3 July

7 August

6 November


12 June

4 September


2 October

9.30am to 1pm. 52 Cuba Street, Wellington CBD. Come visit us!

Upcoming start dates

  • 4 September 2017
  • 2 October 2017
  • 6 November 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

Open entry. 
You must be 18 years of age, with the ability to complete the requirements of this course without an interpreter. 


Open entry. 

What it will cost


  • Fee: $180


  • Fee: $180

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

Ready to enrol?


Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.


To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Offered by:
School of Hospitality
Offered by:
Te Kūmete nui o te Manaakitanga
Formal programme title:
Licenced Controllers Qualification
Programme code:

9.30am to 1pm. 52 Cuba Street, Wellington CBD. Come visit us!