Manager's Certificate training for liquor licensed premises
This page explains the training requirements for managers of premises licensed under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989.
Licensed premises must be managed by certificated managers
All premises being operated under a licence issued pursuant to the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 must be supervised by a person who has a current manager's certificate issued under the same Act at all times when those premises are operating under the licence.
Managers are required to have relevant training
If you are intending to apply for a manager’s certificate under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 you must have in addition to the other application criteria recent and relevant training on the sale of liquor legislation and procedures.
Council has no involvement in liquor licensing training.
This has to be arranged with private training providers.
The minimum acceptable qualification is a Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) issued by the Hospitality Service Industry (HSI).
Your qualifications must be kept up to date
If you are applying for either a new manager’s certificate or the renewal of your existing certificate you may be required to undergo further training or assessment where:
- You have held a manager's certificate for a number of years without update training; or
- You have a broken work history and/or irregular employment as a manager in the hospitality trade; or
- Your existing manager’s certificate has lapsed without renewal.
You will need to produce certification of that training before your application will be determined.
Links to other licensing information