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Applying for building consultant prequalification

Minimum requirements for prequalification

You must meet all these criteria to apply for prequalification for Queensland Government building commissions valued at more than $60,000 or commissions that have been determined as high risk (at any value):

  • You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) that is registered for goods and services tax (GST).
  • You must hold professional indemnity insurance with a minimum insured amount of $1 million per claim.
  • You must hold public liability insurance with a minimum insured amount of $5 million per claim.
  • You or any employee must hold appropriate licenses or qualifications through the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), Board of Professional Engineers Queensland (BPEQ), etc. to provide the services in your area of practice in Queensland.

Information to provide

Make sure you have this information before you start applying:

  • ABN (registered for GST) and Australian Company Number (ACN) (where applicable)
  • average turnover for the previous 2 financial years
  • licence or qualification details (e.g. QBCC, BPEQ, Board of Architects of Queensland)
  • insurance certificates (e.g. WorkCover, professional indemnity, public liability)
  • management system certificates if applicable—refer to section 3.7 and 3.8 of the Consultant Prequalification (PQC) System application guide (PDF, 157KB) for certification requirements
  • details of projects (government and private sector) completed in the previous 3 years with referee details.

How to apply

There is no fee to apply for prequalification.

To apply, complete these forms:

See the Consultant PQC application guide (PDF, 157KB) for help completing the forms.

Submit the forms to us by:

What happens next

Allow 4–6 weeks for us to process your application.

We will send you an email with your PQC certificate of registration and schedule. The schedule outlines your registration status, including PQC level, project types and geographical areas of operation.

Upgrading your registration status

You may upgrade your PQC level or change the services you're prequalified for at any time. However, you may have to give the PQC Registrar additional information to do this.

Contact us to discuss this further.

Being removed from the register

We may remove a building industry consultant from the PQC register or downgrade them at any time if they can't satisfy any or all the prequalification criteria, or any other requirement.

More information

Contact us on 1800 072 621 or


General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)