Mechanical services licences

Transitional arrangements for the Mechanical Services - Medical Gas licence

Existing QBCC gasfitting licensees

You may be able to use your experience to satisfy the technical qualification requirements for the Mechanical Services – Medical Gas licence, provided you can demonstrate six months experience in performing medical gas work. This is known as an alternative qualification pathway.

For more information see - Mechanical services experience factsheet - medical gas (PDF)

To rely on the alternative qualification pathway you must obtain your licence before 1 July 2020. To allow time to process your application, you should apply by 30 April 2020.

Normal application fees apply.

Pending applications for gasfitting licence

If you applied for a QBCC Gasfitting licence and your application has not been decided by 1 January 2020, you can make a written request to the QBCC for the Mechanical Services – Medical Gas Licence to be added to your existing application.

To be eligible for the Mechanical Services – Medical Gas licence you must meet the requirements for the Gasfitting licence and have completed the course Install medical gas pipeline system CPCPMS3034A.

You must submit your request before 31 March 2020 to be eligible for this option.  

Normal fees apply from 1 April 2020.

Workers (including site supervisors)

From 1 January 2020, existing businesses (contractors) will have six months to obtain a mechanical services licence for the work. Until the licence is determined, individuals (other than apprentices and nominee supervisors), who are employed by the contractor can continue to work.

If you’re an individual (other than apprentices and nominee supervisors), you must obtain your licence before 1 January 2022.

From 1 January 2022, you will need to hold a mechanical services licence to lawfully perform mechanical services work or risk being fined.  Licence applications must be made to the QBCC well before this date to ensure the licence is issued prior to 1 January 2022.