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.