Four in five adults in Aotearoa New Zealand consume alcohol and one quarter of these drinkers consume alcohol dangerously. Councils have a role in helping to minimise alcohol related harm in their communities, therefore it’s important to understand the responsibilities of local government in relation to alcohol licensing.

This Taituarā e-learning programme  provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to help build on your understanding of what's involved. 

The programme comprises five modules including interviews with industry experts, case studies and resources. 

Module 1: Introduction & Object of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Module 2: An Introduction to District Licensing Committees

Module 3: Licences and Key Compliances

Module 4: The Application Process

Module 5: Local Alcohol Policies

Who should enrol?

This e-learning programme is designed for council staff working in the area or related areas of alcohol licensing, and those responsible for managing the selection and appointment of District Licensing Committees, including but not limited to: 

  • Committee Advisors (Hearings)
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • District Licensing Committees (elected members and commissioners)
  • Police
  • Medical Officer of Health and related staff

A single seat costs $160+GST for Taituarā members, and $185+GST for non-members.

For more information about Taituarā e-learning programmes, or e-learning in general contact the team by email

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