Mechanical Services - Medical Gas licence


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 - Medical Gas

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.


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 a medical gas system in a building
  • Installation of fire collars that is incidental to work mentioned above
  • incidental work of another class.

Experience requirements

Existing QBCC gasfitting licensees – applying using the alternative qualification pathway

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, performed prior to 1 January 2020. 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.

From 1 January 2022

if you’re applying for a mechanical services – medical gas 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.

Technical qualification requirements

You will need to meet the technical qualifications to obtain the mechanical services – medical gas licence.

You must meet both 1 and 2 below:

1. One of the following:

  • Certificate III in Plumbing Mechanical Services CPC32513
  • Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413
  • Certificate III in Gas Fitting CPC32713
  • another course the QBCC considers as equivalent
  • a qualification or statement of attainment of required competency for the class of licence; and

2. Both of the following courses:

  • CPCPMS3034A - Install medical gas pipeline system , and
  • CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirement ; or
  • a course/s the QBCC considers as equivalent

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 qualifications are required for a site supervisor licence

Financial requirements

Mechanical Services - Medical Gas contractor licence applicants have an extended period until 31 December 2020, to meet certain aspects of the minimum financial requirements (MFR), given they are entirely new entrants to the QBCC licensing scheme. The relevant financial requirements in the MFR policy will apply after this date.

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 – Medical Gas

  • TAFE Queensland (CPC32513, CPC32413, CPC32713, CPCPMS3034A, CPCPCM2043A)
  • The Services Trade College (CPC32513, CPC32413, CPCPMS3034A, CPCPCM2043A)
  • Bizmatrix (On application - CPC32713)
  • AXIAL Training (CPCPCM2043A)

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.
Axial Training
3398 Pacific Highway Springwood QLD 4127
(07) 3387 4400
(07) 3387 4401
Warren Nicholl
Brendale Business Park, Unit 67/193-203 South Pine Rd Brendale QLD 4500 PO Box 489, Albany Creek Qld 4035
1300 588 749 or 0457 595 888
07 3036 6880
Chiton Pty Ltd T/A Professional and Technical Training Australia (PATTA)
29-33 Morehead Street South Townsville 4810
07 47810360
TAFE Queensland
More than 50 locations across the state
1300 308 233

Apply or enquire online

54 Discovery Drive. Douglas Townsville QLD
(07) 4779 2199