Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)

Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)

Available at the Christchurch Campus only.


Here at Avonmore we have been offering LCQ (Liquor Licence Qualification) training since 1994 with qualified and experienced tutors who can answer all of your questions. At Avonmore we also believe in small class sizes, with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 18, to ensure personal attention, greater participation and increased discussion. Avonmore is a well recognised provider for the LCQ course and complies with Service IQ standards and requirements.

Please note that Food & Health Standards (2006) Limited. deliver the Avonmore course under licence.

The LCQ certification caters to those people wishing to apply for their Managers Certification, either now or in the near future, as well as bar staff, for example, who may wish to improve their knowledge and employment prospects.

What You Will Learn

Our course delivers two New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) Unit Standards required for the LCQ which include:

  1. 4646 – Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licenced premises
  2. 16705 – Demonstrate knowledge of Host Responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises

To pass the course you will need to have a good grasp of the English language, as this is the only language tests can be undertaken in.

To complete the course you must attend one day of training and complete an assessment following this. Please be aware that 100% completion in the assessment test is required to achieve the qualification, which can be achieved over three attempts.

Please also be aware that if you fail to turn up for your course booking there will be no refund of the fee paid. In the case of unforeseen circumstances you should contact us as soon as possible, in advance of your course date.

Qualifications You Gain

Following your successful completion of this course we will send your application form to Service IQ who will send you your LCQ certificate. Once you receive the LCQ certificate you can then file your application (and pay the $316.25 fee) for a managers certificate with the District Licensing Committee at the appropriate council.

Entry Requirements

Students must show a good command of English.

Where Can You Study?

The LCQ course is currently run in Christchurch and at times in other destinations around the South Island – please check carefully when enrolling that you are enrolling for the correct course.

Christchurch courses delivered at:

Level 1, 110 Mandeville Street, Riccarton

Fees and Start Dates


The LCQ course will cost $255 (incl. GST) which will include:

  • Training manual
  • Reporting of credits to NZQA
  • LCQ fee (to Service IQ)

Payment Options

Feel fee to visit our administration team at 140 Level 1, 110 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, Christchurch to make payment by cheque or cash.

Alternatively, you can deposit payment via internet banking.

Internet banking: (BNZ) 02-0828-0032109-00 (Food & Health Standards) Please state your name and “LCQ” as your reference.

If your employer or company is paying for your training please notify us. We will contact your employer/company prior to your course date to arrange payment or invoicing.

Please be aware that if you fail to turn up for your course booking there will be no refund of the fees paid. In the case of unforeseen circumstances you should contact us as soon as possible, in advance of your course date.

2018 Start Dates

Course Training Dates are as follows:


Course Assessment
12 September 2018
26 September 2018
10 October 2018
24 October 2018
07 November 2018
21 November 2018
05 December 2018
19 September 2018
3 October 2018
17 October 2018
31 October 2018
14 November 2018
28 November 2018
12 December 2018

There are currently no other destinations offering LCQ.

Avonmore reserves the right to postpone or cancel a particular course. In the event of this occurring, we will make every effort to ensure that those enrolled are booked on the next available course.

The hours for the course are as follows:

  • 1 day training course – 9.00 am to 3.30 pm.
  • A half day assessment – 9.00am to 12.00pm – All assessments and re-sits must be booked in. If you arrive after 9 am you will be asked to reschedule.

Please allow two to three hours for your assessment with a maximum of 3 attempts allowed. You may be called back if you require a re-sit. Re-sits will be allowed by appointment on allocated re-sit days – please enquire with the administration team. You will need to book your assessment day with us after completing the LCQ Training Day.

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