Training for: The Licence Controller's Qualification and General Manager's Certificate

Course fee: $270.00

  • $230.00: RGA fee
  • $40.00: student resource pack from ServiceIQ LCQ (This includes the $20 cost of the LCQ Certificate).

How to apply

All Licensed establishments require a holder of a General Manager's Certificate to be on duty when liquor is being sold or supplied. This certificate entitles the holder to manage the space that is licensed, and perform the role of responsible host.

To be the holder of a General Manager's Certificate — you must first obtain the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ). AUT offers LCQ training — Unit Standards 4646 and 16705, and the required examination.

The cost of your LCQ is included in the fees, and we will manage the process for you.

The steps to obtaining your Manager's Certificate are detailed below:

  1. Attend and complete an approved course of study in unit standards 4646 and 16705, and pass the (open book) assessment for the Unit Standards with 100% accuracy.
  2. We will arrange with ServiceIQ for your LCQ Certificate to be mailed, once they have verified your qualification.
  3. Apply for your Manager's Certificate to your local DLC (located at your local Council), including a copy of your LCQ and all other required documents.

Unit Standards:

  • 4646 V8 — Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licensed premises.
  • 16705 V5 — Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises.
Fees Payment may be made on Campus or by Fees Invoice. If your employer is paying your fees please provide written confirmation or Purchase Order, with the employer's billing and contact person details. (Enrolment is not complete until payment of fees.)
Tutor Janet Blackman
Course Contact Trish Marsters, School of Hospitality and Tourism
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6225
room: WH428C, WH Building
Venue School of Hospitality and Tourism, (to be advised), AUT University City Campus, Auckland.
Paper codes Programme code Dates for 2015 Days Time(s) Status
210016/01 COM210 14 and 21 March Saturday 9am-1pm CLOSED
210016/02 COM210 2 and 9 May Saturday 9am-1pm CLOSED
210016/03 COM210 18 and 25 May Monday 4pm-8pm CLOSED
210016/04 COM210 25 July and 1 August Saturday 9am-1pm OPEN
210016/05 COM210 17 and 24 August Monday 4pm-8pm OPEN
210016/06 COM210 26 September and 3 October Saturday 9am-1pm OPEN
210016/07 COM210 7 and 14 November Saturday 9am-1pm OPEN

How to apply

Please complete and submit the Short Course Application Form pdf icon

If you are or have been a student at AUT University contact AUT's Student Centre Ph: (09) 921 9779 / 0800 288 864 or visit at:

  • City Campus: WA building Level 2, Monday to Friday 8am − 5pm
  • North Shore Campus: AG building Level 1, Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm
  • South Campus: MB building Ground Level, Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm.

If you have not been a student at AUT previously you will need to provide:

  • A verified copy of your passport or birth certificate (N.B. Student Centre staff will be able to provide document verification.)
  • Completed Short Course Application Form pdf icon

International status applicants (Student, Work or Visitor visa) will also need to provide:

  • A verified copy of a valid visa
  • Proof of medical or travel insurance covering the period of the course. N.B. AUT StudentSafe Insurance is available at a cost of $50.
Documents may be handed it at an AUT University Student Centre or mailed to:

University Admissions Office
Registry Services
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


Every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct, however, course dates, fees and conditions may change and courses may be cancelled. The latest information can be obtained from the AUT Information Centre.

Last updated: 07-Jul-2015 2.17pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.