The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) regulates trade licences in Queensland.
You need a licence to complete any building-related work valued over $3,300 (including materials and labour), or if the work requires a permit.
You don't need a licence for building work carried by:
- a licensee's employee
- a sub-trade contractor working for a licensed trade contractor
- an unlicensed individual working in partnership with a licensee
- a property owner working on his own property using a permit, or work valued no more than $11,000.
*In Queensland, blocklaying and bricklaying are covered by the trade contractor licence.
You will need the following qualifications for the bricklaying or blocklaying licence:
- Bricklaying / blocklaying apprenticeship
- Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying (CPC30111)
- Certificate of recognition for bricklaying / blocklaying
- Statement of attainment for the required licence class
- Equivalent qualification
How to Apply
Lodge your application in person at your nearest QBCC office. You will have to provide the following to apply for a trade licence:
- Trade Contractors Licence Application Form
- Supporting documents that provide relevant information about the following -
- proof of identity
- financial information
- technical qualifications
- certificate of completion of a relevant management course
- Record of Registration from Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) if you plan to work under a trade name.
- QBCC’s Statutory Declaration for Partnership Agreement (original or certified copy) if you plan to work under a trade name.
- Licence fee
For more information for the current licensing requirements in Queensland, click here.
Please contact your state’s licensing body for up to date information as requirements do change. Skills Certified Australia is not an RTO or licensing body