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

  • The competencies in the plumbing and draining apprenticeship for a drainers licence; or
  • A certificate of competency in draining approved by the QBCC Commissioner; or
  • A foreign licence as a drainer approved by the QBCC Commissioner; or
  • A qualification at least equivalent to the qualification mentioned in paragraph A or B approved by the QBCC Commissioner.

Please note the current Certificate II in Drainage is CPC20712.

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.