Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act Seminar (towards Licence Controller Qualification) (Level 4)

Planning to work as a duty manager in charge of liquor sales? Licensing laws have recently changed – complete this essential short course to make sure you comply!

With a range of start dates throughout the year, this popular seminar develops a working knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and acts as a vital pathway to the Licence Controller Qualification and the General Manager’s Certificate.

This is an intense three day programme that comprehensively covers government legislations on the sale and supply of liquor and you will need a good level of comprehension to succeed. You’ll be taught via blended delivery, attending three afternoon classes at our Windermere campus and sitting a 90 minute exam on the final day. Online tests are available to students wishing to check their knowledge prior to the exam.

It is a mandatory course for anyone who wants to work as a duty manager in charge of a liquor store, supermarket, café, restaurant, nightclub, bar, community or sports club.

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 was fully implemented in December 2013, replacing the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. The effects of these changes are fully explained during this seminar.

Content Details

Topics include:

  • Objective and applications of the Act
  • Responsibilities of a duty manager
  • Host responsibility
  • Sale and supply of alcohol
  • Licence type, application and renewal procedures
  • Offences and penalties

You’ll gain two NZQA unit standards – 4646 and 16705 – to prove your knowledge of the law and your responsibilities as a host.

You will then need to apply to ServiceIQ for your Licence Controller Qualification and upon receipt can apply to your local regional authority for a General Manager’s Certificate.

(Note: you must be 20 years or over to obtain a General Manager’s Certificate).

Computer Requirements
You must have access to a computer and the internet to complete the online theory component of the course.


Planned intakes*: 2018 intakes to be confirmed
Delivery modes: Part-time
Locations*: Blended Delivery (online and in class, Windermere)
Duration: 3 days

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

The programme is taught through blended delivery, ie. a combination of online study and class attendance. You’ll complete the theory component of the programme online, and attend three afternoon classes at our Windermere campus, 1.00pm to 5.00pm. The last class includes revision and a one hour written test.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students fees to be confirmed

2018 international students to be confirmed

Note this part-time programme is NOT eligible for the payment of student loans or allowances

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • NZQA credits for unit standards 4646 and 16705

Entry Criteria

  • Must be a minimum of 20 years old at the time the course is undertaken


International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.