Mechanical services licences

Transitional arrangements for the Mechanical Services - Medical Gas licence

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. These options are described as ‘transitional arrangements’.

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)

Normal application fees apply.

Employees have more time

Employees performing mechanical services – medical gas work have more time to obtain a licence.

Employees (other than nominee supervisors) who perform mechanical services – medical gas work for a company (or employer) who:

  • holds a Mechanical Services – Medical Gas licence; or
  • has a Mechanical Services – Medical Gas licence application pending,

do not need to hold their licence until 1 January 2022.

To hold a licence by this time you should allow 6-8 weeks for processing time.

Apprentices

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