Education and engagement - industry events

Tradie Tour March 2021 – For what you need to know

The next Tradie Tour will be coming to you this March. We will be presenting two important sessions covering one of our top ten defects, plasterboard, with the second session focusing on annual financial reporting lodgement and new laws for Queensland.  Spaces are limited so make sure you register now. 



Plasterboard consistently appears in our list of top ten defects. We have partnered with experts from the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries Queensland to provide information on:

  • installation – best practice and common defects
  • finishing
  • firewalls and separation
  • class 2-9 structures.

Annual financial reporting lodgement and new laws for Queensland

The annual financial reporting deadline for Self-certifying Category 1 and Self-certifying Category 2 licensees is coming up on 31 March 2021. To support lodgement, we will focus on:

  • providing a brief overview of your requirements
  • who doesn't have to comply
  • how to avoid common problems. 

There will also be computers and QBCC staff available at each session to help licensees with online lodgements, and with any questions about navigating the portal. 

The second part of the session will provide high-level information on new laws for Queensland, including:

  • the trust account framework
  • the security of payment reforms
  • changes to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991
  • the fire protection licensing framework 
  • the mechanical services licensing framework. 

Event locations & dates

Gold Coast - Monday 8 March 2021

Mackay - Tuesday 9 March 2021

Rockhampton - Wednesday 10 March 2021  

Brisbane South - Tuesday 16 March 2021 

Cairns - Wednesday 17 March 2021  

Townsville - Thursday 18 March 2021   

Sunshine Coast - Monday 22 March 2021   

Hervey Bay - Tuesday 23 March 2021

Brisbane North - Monday 29 March 2021

State-wide webinar - Annual reporting - Tuesday 30 March 2021

  • TBC

State-wide webinar - Plasterboard - Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • TBC

The safety and wellbeing of all attendees is our highest priority. Each venue has a COVID Safety Management Plan in place for these events. 

Other recent tours

Tradie Tour - storm season

This Tradie Tour was all about getting you ready for storm season. It provided information about building and construction in cyclone-prone regions, and how best to retrofit older homes to reduce damage from cyclones and storms in our live webinar.

The guest speaker was Dr David Henderson, Senior Research Engineer from the Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University, Townsville.

Dr Henderson talked about:

  • the performance of modern buildings in Tropical Cyclone (TC) Marcia and TC Debbie, including:
    • changes to codes and standards
    • surveyed design and construction issues
    • damage from wind driven rainwater ingress
    • retrofitting of older homes to reduce damage from cyclones and storms.

QBCC Building Inspectors also offered tips on how to better prepare your building sites in the event of a storm, how you can recover faster from storms and cyclones, and considerations when building in higher wind areas.

View a recording of the webinar below:

Important Changes For Certifiers

Recorded Thursday 24 September 2020

Changes to Security of Payment Laws in Queensland

Recorded Monday 21 September 2020

WEBINAR: MFR and Annual Reporting - SC1 and SC2

WEBINAR: MFR and Annual Reporting - Cat 1 to 3

WEBINAR: MFR and Annual Reporting - Cat 4 to 7 and accountants

Invite us to your workplace

Want something specific?  Invite us on-site to discuss topics particular to your workplace. Where circumstances permit, we can visit your workplace to share information and answer questions about QBCC products and services. If we are unable to visit your workplace, let us work with you on an alternative solution to meet your needs.

Register your interest or contact our team with feedback or suggestions.