Licensing

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.

Fitness and propriety extends to treatment of QBCC staff

QBCC staff on site

The QBCC Commissioner, Brett Bassett, recently wrote to the State’s building and construction industry stakeholders with respect to an important matter affecting the QBCC.

There has been an alarming increase in the number of QBCC staff being threatened and abused whilst undertaking their duties.

As an industry regulator, the QBCC is tasked with ensuring that the State’s licensed builders and trade contractors maintain appropriate standards.

The QBCC also continuously assesses a licensee’s fitness and propriety in accordance with standards including: