Short Course

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Dunedin)

This course provides comprehensive training for people who are preparing for a supervisory position in a licensed premises and intend to apply for their Manager’s Certificate.


11 December 23
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM –
12 December 23
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Manaaki building, M218, Otago Polytechnic
51 Harbour Terrace,
North Dunedin, Otago 9016,
New Zealand

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About the course

This course provides comprehensive training for people who are preparing for a supervisory position in licensed premises and intend to apply for their Duty Manager’s Certificate.

It includes the following NZQA assessments:

  • Unit 4646: Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licensed premises. 
  • Unit 16705: Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises.

Applicants for a Manager’s Certificate are required under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to be “suitably trained and qualified” (s121). There are several other criteria including experience, character/reputation and criminal convictions. Candidates with concerns regarding the criteria should contact their local District Licensing Agency.

This course takes you through the process of preparing an application to the District Licensing Agency - that application and associated fee are separate and subsequent to this training session.

Please note: This course is run subject to minimum numbers enrolling.

Entry requirements

You must have a good understanding of English to satisfactorily complete this course.

Course fee


Dates, times and location

Participants need to attend on both days of this course: 

  • 11-12 December 2023, 9am-3pm, in room M218

All participants are to meet in the rooms specified above. Please click here to view a campus map.

Course content

Topics covered include:

  • The DLA, LLA and other enforcement agencies
  • Types of licences
  • Managers’ Certificates
  • Recognition and refusal of intoxicated, underage and other prohibited persons
  • The principles of good host responsibility practices
  • Application and renewal of licences and certificates
  • Conditions attached to licences
  • Offences and penalties
  • Other legislation relevant to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
  • Service IQ Licence Controller Qualification Certificate process.

What to bring

Please bring a highlighter pen, a ballpoint pen and paper.

A copy of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 is not required as relevant text is included within the participants’ workbooks - although it is recommended that licensed premises should have a reference copy of the Act available.

Information if your employer is paying

If your employer is paying your course fee, you will need to ask your employer to fill out this Employer Authority form.

You can then upload this form with your online application OR email it to

Your employer will then be sent an invoice for the course fee. If this is not supplied, you personally will be invoiced for the course fee. Your results are not released until payment is received.

Individual payment information

We need you to pay your course fee before you attend the course.

Please make your payment at our Customer Services desk (The Hub, Forth Street, Dunedin Campus main entrance) or you can pay by internet banking:
Account: 03 0883 0134810 00
Reference: XX

Enrolment and attendance information

As numbers in this class are limited, you can only attend if you have been told that you’ve been enrolled.

To begin your application process, click the light blue APPLY button at the top of this screen. Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll be emailed about your enrolment and told whether you need to bring your birth certificate or passport for validation purposes. An invoice will be generated on the day of the course (unless we are still waiting on ID from you).  

Please let us know as soon as possible if you won’t be able to attend the course by emailing (you may be charged the course fee if you do not attend and have not told us before the course starts).

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.