Plumber - occupational

Scope of work

Plumbing work, other than plumbing work for which an endorsement on a plumbers licence is required to perform the work

Qualifications required

  • Completion of competencies in Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413 necessary to qualify for an apprenticeship in Plumbing and Drainage in Queensland; or
  • Certificate III in Plumbing - CPC32413, including completion of competencies approved by QBCC; or
  • An equivalent qualification approved by the QBCC

Experience required

(a) At least one year’s practical plumbing experience after successful completion of the plumbing and draining apprenticeship; or
(b) practical experience at least equivalent to the practical experience mentioned in paragraph (a).

How to apply for a plumber's and/or drainer's licence

If you have completed your relevant qualification and don't have the required practical experience, complete Form 21 Application for plumbing occupational licence and/or endorsement (PDF).

If you have completed your relevant qualification and have at least one year's practical experience as a plumber and/or drainer, complete the following:

How do I submit my application?

  • GPO Box 5099, Brisbane QLD 4001 (please don’t send in original documents such as qualifications unless we request them)
  • email at
  • in person at your nearest QBCC Office

For more information about the application process see Apply for an plumbing and draining licence.