Mechanical Services - Medical Gas licence

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 fees 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 - not required until 1/1/2022

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:

  • BSBESB402* - Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • a course QBCC considers as equivalent.

NOTE: No managerial qualifications are required for a site supervisor licence.

*The prescribed course - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business BSBSMB401 has a teach out period. We will still accept this course during this teach out period and a short time afterwards.

Financial requirements

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

Find an RTO

Look up the required course in the  Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF) and search for it on the website.