Plumbing and drainage licensees are often curious as to how the QBCC conducts their audits.
When it comes to notifiable work administration audits, there are three audit programs – random, compliance and real estate.
For random audits – plumbing and drainage companies are randomly selected using online searches, industry advertisements, newspapers, contractor licence lists, radio advertising and vehicle advertising.
There has been confusion in the industry about whether a Form 4/4A is required for backflow prevention devices.
A licensee is required to lodge a Form 4/4a if they install, replace or remove a testable backflow prevention device (refer to category 8 of schedule 2, Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003).
A licensee is required to lodge a Form 9 with the Local Government Authority (LGA) every time they test a backflow prevention device.
If you engage a builder to build an extension on your property, which includes a bathroom, the builder will employ a licensed plumber to perform the plumbing and drainage work.
On completion of the work, the plumber lodges a Form 4 with the QBCC and must provide a copy of the notice to the builder. As the property owner, you may also contact the QBCC to access a copy of the Form 4.
In December, we launched a property maintenance awareness campaign aimed at educating home owners about their responsibilities when it comes to property maintenance.
In some instances there are specific lawful requirements for property owners to maintain their property. For example, the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 requires the owner of premises to take all reasonable steps to ensure all plumbing and drainage on the premises is kept in good condition and operates properly.
An exciting part of the QBCC’s new and improved solution for submitting Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A) is your ability to upload attachments to your submission in myQBCC, the QBCC’s online customer portal.
Types of Attachments
When submitting Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A), the Category(ies) of work you have completed will impact the information displayed on the Attachments screen. To make it easy for you, below is a guide to Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A) attachments:
It can be difficult to know the type of work being done when submitting your Form 4 or 4A. To make it easier, we'll be providing a guided view on the new system to help you select the correct Category of Work when submitting Notifiable Work on myQBCC.
If you know the Category of Work, you can use the data entry view to quickly and easily make your selection.
We are currently developing a new digital solution to improve how you pay for Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A’s). The changes will enable us to offer you a more streamlined service and secure payment processing.
How does it work?
Payments will be easier and more secure for you by using your VISA or Mastercard. You can pay for single or multiple Notifiable Work Form 4’s within the one transaction, without using a top-up account.