General Managers and Club Managers certificates are issued initially for one year and thereafter every three years.
General Manager Certificate (LCQ)
This certificate authorises the holder to manage any licensed premises for which a Licence or a Special Licence is in force.
All applicants for General Manager's Certificates are to provide evidence that they hold the prescribed qualification. The prescribed qualification is the Licence Controller Qualification administered by the Hospitality Standards Institute. To achieve this, applicants are required to attend a course of training to gain the Unit Standards 4646, Sale of Liquor Act, and 16705, Host Responsibility.
Applicants for renewal of General Managers' Certificates are required to hold the (LCQ).
As part of the application process applicants must provide evidence that they have four to six months experience in the hospitality industry.
Club Manager Certificate
This certificate authorises the holder to manage any premises in respect of which a Club Licence or a Special Licence is in force.
As part of the application process applicants must provide evidence that they have four to six months experience in the hospitality industry and that they have gained either a SCANZ Certificate or Unit Standards 4646 and 16705 (there is no requirement to hold the LCQ).
NOTE: Applications are available from the Council's Invercargill and Bluff offices.