In the past few years, legislation has changed so that you may need a QBCC licence in order to carry up building work under certain circumstances. In Queensland, both individuals and companies are required to hold a QBCC licence in order to carry out construction work that is:
The way in which the value of any particular building work is valued, looks at the cost to a consumer of having the work carried out by any licensed contractor. This includes the costs of materials, labour and GST, no matter who supplies the materials in question. This is often known as the ‘market value’ of the particular building or project.
If you are overseeing any form of work that involves: gas fitting, pest control, plumbing, fire protection or drainage, you are required to have a QBCC license no matter the value of the work. Additionally, a trust is not able to obtain a QBCC license by themselves. The trustee of any trust must be the person that applies for the licence.
If you are an employee of a business it is unlikely that you will need a licence. However, should you become responsible for:
Then you will be required to obtain a licence. Should you have any questions regarding whether or not you need your QBCC Licence, please visit https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/when-you-need-licence/overview for more information. Additionally, you can contact our student services team directly via our email. Our course experts will get back to you as soon as possible with the answers to any questions or queries that you may have in relation to course content, time tables, fees or payment options. We look forward to hearing from you.