Mechanical Services - Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration - occupational

IMPORTANT

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.

Visit https://my.qbcc.qld.gov.au/s/licence-app

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 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.

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)
  • 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.
Australian Institute of Business Technology
Phone: 
1300 128 199
Email: 
info@aibtglobal.edu.au
Australian Skills Group
Address: 
15 Terrence Rd BRENDALE QLD, 4500
Phone: 
(07) 3889 8233
Email: 
info@asg.edu.au
Axial Training
Address: 
3398 Pacific Highway Springwood QLD 4127
Phone: 
(07) 3387 4400
Fax: 
(07) 3387 4401
Email: 
trgadmin@axial.edu.au
Contact: 
Warren Nicholl
Blue Dog Training
Address: 
18 Heussler Terrace, Milton Qld 4064 PO Box 2173, Milton BC 4064
Phone: 
07 3166 3999
Fax: 
07 3166 3951
Email: 
trades@bluedogtraining.com.au
Outsource Institute of Technology
Address: 
Brisbane Technology Park Suite 1, Lower West Wing 1 Clunies Ross Court Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113
Phone: 
1300 136 904
Fax: 
(07) 3890 5579
Email: 
info@outsourceinstitute.com.au
Partec Institute
Address: 
PO. Box 459 Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
Phone: 
(07) 3849 7878
Email: 
terry@partec.qld.edu.au
Contact: 
Terry Sturman
TAFE Queensland
Address: 
More than 50 locations across the state
Phone: 
1300 308 233
Notes: 

Apply or enquire online

Tec-NQ
Address: 
54 Discovery Drive. Douglas Townsville QLD
Phone: 
(07) 4779 2199
Email: 
info@tecnq.com.au