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
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
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.