Industry Today

International Women's Day – 8 March 2021

International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021 is a global celebration of women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by more than one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

#ChooseToChallenge pose

Raise your hand assertively and show that you choose to challenge inequity.

STC Forum Dates for 2021 

The Service Trades Council (STC) will continue delivering forums throughout Queensland during 2021.

These free forums are an opportunity for licensees to meet members of the STC and get updates on important industry matters such as compliance and mechanical services licensing. If you are a licensee, apprentice, employer or someone else associated with the industry, we encourage you to attend.

Subject to COVID restrictions, in 2021 the STC will be holding its bi-monthly meeting and forums across Queensland – details of the Council’s meetings and forums are below.

MPAQ World Plumbing Day breakfast

World Plumbing Day is held on 11 March every year, everywhere. 

Initiated by the World Plumbing Council in 2010, World Plumbing Day celebrates the vital role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society. The Council represents the international plumbing community by promoting the link between good quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability and, increasingly, economic prosperity.

On Thursday 11 March, MPAQ will celebrate the importance of World Plumbing Day with an annual World Plumbing Day Breakfast. 

Women on Tools breakfast - Acacia Ridge Tafe 

On 5 March 2021, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will be holding their first Women on Tools (WoT) breakfast for 2021. The event is an excellent opportunity for women in all areas of the construction industry to come together to network, share success and provide support for one another. 

Tickets are free and you don't need to be a member of NAWIC to attend. Find out more information on the NAWIC website here

Refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians and electrical work

From the Electrical Safety Office

Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanics with a refrigerant handling (ARC-tick) licence should not perform electrical work—it is illegal and dangerous.

A refrigeration mechanic can only perform electrical work with an electrical worker licence or a restricted electrical work licence (refrigeration and air-conditioning).

On-site sewage facilities - NEW fact sheet

The QBCC, in consultation with the Service Trades Council’s On-site Sewage Treatment Panel, has developed a helpful guide to assist licensees in the waste-water industry. The guide includes information about licensing requirements, common issues and helpful links to the Queensland Wastewater code, Department of Environment and Science and the State Planning Policy 2017.

You can view the factsheet on the QBCC website here.