- Alcohol Activities & Services
This section is where you can find out about HPA's alcohol-related work and how to contact us.
Further information about HPA and its wider work on other topics can be found on our main website – www.hpa.org.nz
- Campaigns & communication work
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- Support for alcohol legislation requirements
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- Support for health sector action
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- Alcohol & You
Want to know if your drinking is okay? Or are you considering making some changes to your drinking but want to know more? Do you know exactly how big a standard drink is?
Play the online games in the section to find out. Find out all about your relationship with alcohol here...
- Is your drinking okay?
- How much are you drinking?
- What's in a standard drink?
- Low-risk alcohol drinking advice
- Easing up on the drink
- How to be safer
- Alcohol & your kids
- Body effects tool
- Alcohol - the body and health effects
- How to access treatment
- The law and you
- Drinking and driving
- Legislation & Policy
Check out this section for NZ legislation and local strategies and polices relating to alcohol.
- Regulatory Agencies website - collaboraction.org.nz
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
- Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Act
- Liquor licences
- Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority decisions
- Advertising alcohol
- Signage and resources for vendors
- Host responsibility
- Research & Resources
This is the research and resources section. This is where you can find alcohol statistics and researched topics.
HPA has a research blog. Take a look at some of the interesting conversations that are happening here.
- Latest Resources
- SAY NOW guidelines and toolbox
- AlcoholNZ magazine
- Ease up monthly e-newsletter
- Library catalogue
- Research publications
- NZ statistics
All new manager's certificate applicants and those renewing their manager's certificates are required by law to hold the nationally recognised qualification or to have completed the prescribed course of training as required by the regulations.
About the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)
This qualification has been developed to standardise and improve the overall quality and skills of managers working in licensed premises. The LCQ can be applied for by anyone who has completed the two unit standards.
The LCQ applies to all managers.
You will need it before your application for a general manager's certificate will be considered by a District Licensing Committee.
How to gain the qualification
To gain your Licence Controller Qualification you will need to undertake the Unit Standard process and gain the unit standards required.
A manager applying for renewal of their certification will not be granted it unless they hold the LCQ. No new certificates will be issued without the applicant holding the LCQ.
The unit standard process
If you are a candidate for a general manager's certificate, then you must use this process to pass both unit standards to gain your qualification.
The qualification itself is made up of two unit standards. These require you to:
demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and implications for licensed premises (US4646)
demonstrate knowledge of Host Responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises (US16705).
Once you have the unit standards, you will be issued with your Licence Controller Qualification. You then apply for the manager's certificate at your local District Licensing Committee (DLC). Application forms are available from DLCs around the country.ShareThis