Pool safety inspector | Queensland Building and Construction Commission

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Scope of work


  • inspect a pool and issue a pool safety certificate or non-conformity notice
  • review and approve pool safety management plans for class 3 buildings
  • act as a consultant to advise a property owner about pool safety, their fence or barrier 
  • do minor repairs, e.g. adjusting or replacing a latch or hinges and removing climbable objects 
  • erect, repair, replace or adjust a maximum of 5 metres and no more than 6 posts of a pool safety barrier. 

Eligibility requirements

As well as the eligibility requirements listed for each licence-type, you need to provide:

  1. To hold this licence you need to :

    • hold a statement of attainment in 10660NAT—Swimming pool safety inspections (not required for licensed building certifier applicants).
    • show evidence of passing the pool safety inspector test PSIREG001 Conduct a Pool Safety Inspection (not required for licensed building certifier applicants).

    Visit My Skills – Australia’s Training Directory for a list of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who deliver the course.  

  2. You must demonstrate you have professional indemnity (PI) insurance to apply for a PSI licence. This can be demonstrated by providing a copy of the certificate of currency (or schedule of insurance) with:

    • Pool Safety Inspections in the business description
    • minimum cover of $1,000,000 per pool safety inspector
    • a completed Professional indemnity insurance declaration (PDF, 36.72KB) stating the company name of the PI holder—if relevant. (This is required if the company holds the PI insurance on behalf of the individual licensee).

PSI licence fees

Listed below are the fees for new licence applications and other costs for maintaining a PSI licence.

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2022 our fees and charges were increased by 2.5% in line with Government’s indexation policy. You can contact us to find out details about specific fees, charges or prices.     


New licence application fee


Annual licence renewal fee


Licence restoration fee


Licence replacement fee

How to apply

  1. Review both the general eligibility requirements and the specific qualifications for PSI licence. Gather the supporting documents that demonstrate you meet the criteria.

    If applying by mail, only provide us with certified copies of your original documents, as we cannot return them to you.

    Supporting documents

    Download and complete:

    PI declaration for pool safety inspectors (PDF,  37KB) 

  2. To lodge your application you need to provide us with:

    • the completed form
    • all supporting documentation
    • the application fee.

    You can lodge the application:

    • in person at a QBCC service centre and pay the fees by eftpos
    • by mail—add credit or debit card details to the application form and post it to us with all supporting documentation.

Allow up to 8 weeks for QBCC to process your application. This includes checks to confirm you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

If your licence is approved, we’ll post you your printed licence card and licence letter, which includes your licence number and scope of work for the licence class.

You have 12 months to complete CPD activity for next renewal and provide current indemnity insurance at this time (please provide cpd and pi insurance links here).

If your application is unsuccessful we will refund you the licence fee, however we will retain the cost of processing the application.

Last reviewed: 31 Aug 2021 Last published: 31 Aug 2021
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