Mechanical Services - Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration - occupational
New mechanical services licensing requirements commenced on 1 January 2020. For a period of time there are a number of options available to existing QBCC licensees and employees undertaking mechanical services work to assist their application for a mechanical services licence. For more information go to Transitional Arrangements for Mechanical Services - Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
Employees performing mechanical services – air-conditioning and refrigeration work
Employees are workers performing mechanical services –air-conditioning and refrigeration work for a company or employer who:
- holds a Mechanical Services – Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration licence; or
- has a Mechanical Services – Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration licence application pending.
These employees do not need to hold their licence until 1 January 2022.
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 fee exemptions 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.
There are no additional experience requirements for the occupational licence.
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 least 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.
There are no managerial requirements for the occupational licence.
There are no financial requirements.
- Interstate Applicants – may be eligible to obtain a licence through Mutual Recognition
- Overseas Applicants – may have to have an overseas qualification assessed for equivalency prior to applying.
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)
- AXIAL Training (MEM30219, UEE32211)
- 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.
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