Builder Restricted to Structural Landscaping

Scope of work

  • Prepare, fabricate and erect carports, decking, fences, gate, gazebos, ornamental structures, pergolas, ponds and water features, prefabricated sheds including associated concrete slabs, with a floor area of not more than 10m², and retaining walls and structures
  • Construct artificial landform structures requiring a fabricated internal structure
  • Prepare site, excavate, lay paving or concrete associated with landscaping
  • Install irrigation for landscaping works
  • Install, erect and construct playground equipment
  • Construct, maintain and repair a tennis court or another sporting court, including, for example the following;
    • prepare or excavate the site;
    • concrete for the construction, maintenance or repair of the court;
    • apply materials or treatments to the surface of the court
  • Prepare plans and specifications that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.

The scope of work does not include:

  • personally carrying out any building work for which:
    • a fire protection licence is required, or
    • an occupational licence is required unless the licensee holds the occupational licence.

Licensing – excluded individuals

From 1 October 2020 the scope of work captured under the existing landscaping licence class has been expanded to include licensees who have worked on tennis and other sporting courts prior to the commencement of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (Structural Landscaping Licences) Amendment Regulation 2019 are protected from prosecution for unlawful building work.

Qualifications required

Please see Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF)

Experience required

If you are qualified in:

  • Bricklaying and Blocklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Floor Finishing and Covering (hard sector)
  • Glass, Glazing and Aluminium
  • Joinery
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering Drywall
  • Plastering Solid
  • Plumbing and Drainage
  • Roof & Wall Cladding
  • Roof Tiling
  • Shopfitting (Trade)
  • Structural Landscaping (Trade)
  • Structural Metal Fabrication and Erection
  • Wall and Floor Tiling

You need two years experience in:

  • the licence class scope of work, or
  • other work the commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class.

All other applicants

Four years experience in:

  • the licence class scope of work, or
  • other work the commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class.

For more information, see Builder Experience Requirements (PDF).

Financial requirements

The relevant financial requirements in the minimum financial requirements policy.

Licence types

You can apply for this licence class as a:

Important note:

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Registered Training Organisations issue formal qualifications to people who successfully complete training. Please note that the RTO list is a guide only and subject to change. We strive to ensure that the information contained is accurate and up-to-date. Other qualifications can be:
  • apprenticeship papers
  • documentation showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • documentation showing you successfully completed an equivalent course for this licence class (e.g. similar modules)
  • recognition certificate
  • a qualification of statement of attainment of the required competency issued by an approved authority for the licence class.

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold a formal technical qualification, you may be able to obtain it through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

There are two alternative pathways for this licence - partial completion of the Diploma of Horticulture, or partial completion of the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

The following RTOs can assist specifically with the Diploma of Horticulture pathway, and their contact details are listed at the bottom of the page:

  • TAFE Queensland Brisbane
  • Horticultural Training Pty Ltd
  • TAFE Queensland East Coast
  • TAFE Queensland North
  • TAFE Queensland South West

The other RTOs listed below can assist with the alternative pathway, the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Horticultural Training Pty Ltd
PO Box 134, Strathpine Qld 4500
07 3264 8613
07 3264 8775
PCD Training
PO Box 358, Clontarf Beach Qld 4019
1300 797 123

Find an RTO

Look up the required course in the  Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF) and search for it on the website.