Otago Polytechnic

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



Two days

On campus

September, November
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    30 November 2020
  • Dunedin
    28 September 2020

This course provides comprehensive training for people who are preparing for a supervisory position in a licensed premise, 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.

Dates and times 
  • Monday September 28 and Tuesday September 29 2020 - 9.00 am to 3.00 pm - M218
  • Monday November 30 and Tuesday December 1 2020 - 9.00 am to 3.00 pm - M218

Participants need to attend on both days.

Course content

Topics covered include:

  • The DLA, LLA and other enforcement agencies
  • Types of licences
  • Managers’ Certificates
  • Recognition and refusal of intoxicated, under age 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, 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.


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

Important information

If your employer is paying the course fee, you will require a letter signed by an appropriate company representative on their letterhead. Please return this with your enrolment form. 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. Results are not released until payment is received.

To enrol
  • As numbers are limited, admittance to class is by prior enrolment only.
  • Please complete the enrolment form and make sure it is returned to us (see below).
  • You will be advised whether you need to bring your birth certificate or passport for validation purposes.  
  • You will be sent confirmation of your enrolment via email.
  • An invoice will be generated on the day of the course.

Please complete the short course enrolment form and return to the Dunedin campus.


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.

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