When it comes down to who has responsibility for lodging a Form 4 – Notifiable work, it may be worth remembering that the fully licensed plumber and/or fully licensed drainer is considered the ‘responsible person’ for the work that is being carried out under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002.
While there are many provisional plumbers and drainers who have submitted a Form 4 on the Plumbing Application Service (PAS), we prefer that forms are lodged by fully licensed plumbers and/or drainers.
Doing an apprenticeship is hard work and the reward at the end of it is a provisional plumbing and drainage licence.
Plumbing and drainage apprentices must be ready to apply for their QBCC provisional plumbing and drainage licence as soon as they have a Certificate III in hand.
Given apprentices already have knowledge and working experience, a licence may just seem like a piece of paper but it's against the law to do even an hour of plumbing and drainage work without a licence.