Mechanical Services - Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration - occupational

How to lodge your application

Did you know you can lodge your application form online with myQBCC? If you’re an existing licensee user of myQBCC, applicable fees will be automatically calculated when you lodge online.


Alternatively, you can complete an application form and include all the supporting documents and correct application fee by completing the appropriate PDF form/s:

Scope of work

  • Constructing, installing, replacing, repairing, altering, maintaining, testing or commissioning air-conditioning, air handling systems and refrigeration for a building.

Experience requirements

There are no additional experience requirements for the occupational licence.

Technical qualifications

Any of the following courses:

  • an apprenticeship in refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade MEM30205
  • Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32211
  • a course the QBCC considers as equivalent
  • a recognition certificate as a qualified refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic
  • a qualification or statement of attainment of required competency for the class of licence.

Managerial requirements

There are no managerial requirements for the occupational licence.

Financial requirements

There are no financial requirements.

Important note:

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). The following RTOs may be able to provide RPL services:

Mechanical Services – Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

  • TAFE Queensland (UEE51211, UEE32211, MEM30205)
  • Australian Institute of Business Technology (UEE51211, UEE32211)
  • Australian Skills Group (MEM30219, MEM30205)
  • Blue Dog Training (MEM30205)
  • Major Training Group (MEM30205)
  • Partec Institute (MEM30219)
  • Outsource Institute of Technology (MEM30205, UEE32211, MEM31319)

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:

  • documentation showing you successfully completed an apprenticeship 
  • a certificate showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • a certificate 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.
Australian Institute of Business Technology
1300 128 199
Australian Skills Group
15 Terrence Rd BRENDALE QLD, 4500
(07) 3889 8233
Axial Training
3398 Pacific Highway Springwood QLD 4127
(07) 3387 4400
(07) 3387 4401
Warren Nicholl
Outsource Institute of Technology
Brisbane Technology Park Suite 1, Lower West Wing 1 Clunies Ross Court Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113
1300 136 904
(07) 3890 5579
Partec Institute
PO. Box 459 Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
(07) 3849 7878
Terry Sturman
54 Discovery Drive. Douglas Townsville QLD
(07) 4779 2199

Find an RTO

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