Mechanical Services - Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (Unlimited Design) licence

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 

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

  • Mechanical services work involving a relevant activity.
  • The following building work—
    • building work involving a relevant activity*;

      • constructing, installing, replacing, repairing, altering, maintaining, testing or commissioning a mechanical ventilation system in a building;
      • designing and preparing plans and specifications for a mechanical ventilation system in a building—
        • for the licensee’s personal use; or
        • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.
    • Installation of fire collars that is incidental to work mentioned above.
  • Incidental work of another class.

*Relevant activity means:

  • constructing, installing, replacing, repairing, altering, maintaining, testing or commissioning any of the following for a building—

    • air-conditioning;
    • air handling systems;
    • equipment in which a refrigerant gas is, or is to be, used;
    • refrigeration; or
  • designing and preparing plans and specifications for work mentioned above —
    • for the licensee’s personal use; or
    • (for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.

Experience requirements – Contractors and Nominee Supervisors

From 1 January 2022, if you’re applying for a mechanical services – air-conditioning and refrigeration contractor or nominee supervisor licence you will need to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years’ experience, other than experience gained during an apprenticeship, in – 

  • the scope of work for the class; or
  • other work, if the commission considers experience in the other work is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for that class.

If you have 2 years experience in carrying out work within the scope of work for a mechanical services — air-conditioning and refrigeration occupational licence, you won’t be required to have experience in design work.

Experience requirements –Site Supervisors

No additional experience is required.

Technical qualification requirements – Contractors and Nominee Supervisors 

One of the following:

  • UEE51211 – Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering, including the following electives:

    • Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs UEENEEE110A
    • Evaluate and report on building services energy management systems UEENEEJ136A
  • a course the QBCC considers as equivalent
  • a qualification or statement of attainment of required competency for the class of licence.

Technical qualification requirements – Site Supervisors (proposed as at December 2019)

Any of the following courses:

  • An apprenticeship in refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical TradeMEM30205
  • 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

Applicants for Contractor and Nominee Supervisor licences must successfully completed one of the following:

  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • a course QBCC considers as equivalent.

NOTE: No managerial qualification required for a site supervisor licence.

Financial requirements

The relevant financial requirements in the Minimal financial requirements policy (contractors only).

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 (MEM30205, MEM31319)
  • AXIAL Training (MEM30205, UEE32211)
  • Blue Dog Training (MEM30205)
  • Major Training Group (MEM30205)
  • Partec Institute (MEM30205)
  • 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: 

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