apprentices

Plumbing apprentices get schooled in licensing requirements

Photo of tradesman using a laptop.

Apprentices must get their licence as soon as they complete their apprenticeship in order to keep carrying out plumbing and drainage work.

Last month, our Plumbing Occupational Licensing Team spoke to apprentices in the last year of their Certificate III in Plumbing at the Service Trades College in Brisbane about the QBCC’s requirements for provisional, open and trade contractor licensing. 

Our QBCC Team will be visiting many more apprentices between now and the end of the year to remind them to get a licence when they finish their training.

Welcome to trade for apprentices

Skillstech TAFE students

On Friday 9 June 2017, SkillsTech in conjunction with the QBCC put on a ‘Welcome to Trade’ breakfast event for new plumbing apprentices.

The event was held at SkillsTech at Acacia Ridge, and was attended by apprentices, their employers, TAFE and SkillsTech teachers and representatives of other industry organisations.

Events like these are important, as they start to instil the importance of being actively involved in the industry right from when the apprentices start their careers.

QBCC chats to service trades apprentices

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) recently interviewed award-winning apprentices from air-conditioning and mechanical services, and plumbing and fire protection trades.

QBCC Assistant Commissioner, Esther Blest, said that the apprentices gave some great insights into what it was like to do an apprenticeship at every stage, including how to make the most of an apprenticeship.

“They also gave some food for thought on how apprenticeships could be improved in the future,” she said.

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