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Achieve Liquor Licence Compliance Course

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The aim of the Achieve Liquor Licence Compliance Training Course is to provide an overview of Victorian liquor licensing laws and associated issues that will enable licensees to comply with their legal obligations and contribute to minimising alcohol-related harm in the community.

The course includes information on:

  • the purpose of Victoria's liquor laws
  • the role and regulatory authorities
  • understanding/interpreting liquor licence requirements
  • common offences
  • managing best practice
  • licensee forums and accords.

An application for a liquor licence will not be granted until new entrant training has been completed for all liquor licence categories except for a BYO permit, pre-retail, and temporary licences.

Applicants who need to complete new entrant training are:

  • individuals - all natural person applicants
  • partnerships - all partners
  • company (body corporate) - at least one director
  • club - at least one committee member
  • association - at least one committee member.

In addition:

  • all applicants for appointment as a nominee must complete new entrant training
  • all applicants seeking approval to sublet any part of the licensed premises, or to carry on the business of supplying liquor on the licensed premises, must complete new entrant training.

If applicants have already undertaken an approved new entrant training course, a copy of the training certificate will be considered as evidence of completion.

The Achieve Liquor Licence Compliance Training Course is conducted by Somers Elite Training

Note: The Achieve Liquor Licence Compliance Training Course is an alternative to the Licensees' First Step course, Licensee Compliance Certificate course & the Victorian Licensee's Training Course.

Visit the Somers Elite Training website for information on the Liquor Licence Compliance Training Course

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1 September 2017