Complying with mechanical services licensing requirements

Types of licences

Contractor, nominee supervisor and site supervisor licence classes:

Occupational licence classes:

When you need to comply

The licensing will be implemented in 2 stages:

Stage 1: Apprentices, contractors and nominee supervisors (from 1 January 2020)

You will need to hold a mechanical services licence if you are finishing an apprenticeship, contracting for or performing nominee supervisor’s functions for mechanical services work.

You will have 6 months to meet the licensing requirements. You risk being fined if you don’t have a mechanical services licence by 30 June 2020.

Stage 2: Existing employees including site supervisors (from 1 January 2022)

If you currently perform mechanical services work for your employer, you will have until 31 December 2021 to demonstrate you meet the eligibility requirements and obtain the licence.

You can continue to perform mechanical services work during this time if your employer holds the relevant mechanical services licence or is exempt from prosecution or from holding a mechanical services licence.

From 1 January 2022, you will need to hold a mechanical services licence to lawfully perform mechanical services work or risk being fined.

Licensing fees

Fees for contractors (companies and individuals running a business) will depend on your financial category under the Minimum Financial Requirements.

Fees for nominee supervisor and site supervisor licences will be the same as the existing QBCC fees for these licence classes.

Fees for occupational licences will be the same as fire protection occupational licence classes.