Drainer - occupational

Scope of work

Drainage work below ground level, other than drainage work for which an endorsement on a drainers licence is required to perform the work.

Qualifications required

  • Completion of the competencies in the Certficate III in Plumbing CPC32413 necessary to qualify for a Drainers licence in Queensland; or 
  • Certificate II in Drainage -  CPC20712; or 
  • An equivalent qualification approved by the QBCC. 

Experience required

(a) At least one year’s practical drainage experience; or 
(b) practical experience at least equivalent to the practical experience mentioned in paragraph (a).

How to apply for a 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 followihg:

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

If you intend to run your own business view details on Apply for a trade contractor licence or Apply for a nominee supervisor licence if you are a nominee for a company.