Mechanical services licences

Mechanical Services – employer portal

This space has been produced for employers who want to assist their employees obtain a licence for the mechanical services work.

Who are we talking about when we say employees?

Employees are those performing work under a contractor or company licence including site supervisors; but not including nominee supervisors.

When do employees need their licence?

Employees have until 1 January 2022 to hold a licence for mechanical services work.

If your employees do not hold any qualifications, how are they going to get a QBCC licence

Employees should contact an RTO to discuss the best avenue for obtaining the qualifications, as they must hold the licence on 1 January 2022 to continue working.

See Mechanical services technical qualification pathways and case studies.

What about apprentices?

Apprentices or trainees undertaking an apprenticeship do not need to hold a licence until they have completed their training.

Where can you find a Registered Training Organisation?

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) for each mechanical services stream are available on the following licensing pages:

You can also check training course information using a course name or code on Queensland Skills Gateway.

Are your employees ready to apply?

To hold a licence by 1 January 2022 applicants should allow 6-8 weeks for processing time.

The following resources are designed to assist the application process:

See the Mechanical Services - Licensing Requirements for Employees Fact Sheet for more information.