QBCC: Apply for Mechanical Services licence early

Employees who perform mechanical services work for a licensed contractor can apply for their Occupational licence or Site Supervisor licence now. If granted, the licence will commence on 1 January 2022 and will be valid until 1 January 2023.

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Licence will be ‘conditioned’

To enable this, the QBCC will ‘condition’ all Mechanical Services Occupational and Site Supervisor licences granted after February 2021 and before the 1 January 2021 deadline.

On 1 January 2022, the day all mechanical services workers are required to hold their licence, this temporary condition will be lifted. Licence cards will be issued in this way will be valid for a further 12 months, meaning the expiry date will be 1 January 2023.

The condition that will be placed on the licence will be: “This licence commences from 01/01/2021 for a 12 month period.”

No need to wait to save on licence fees

For employees, this means that there’s no need to wait to apply for you Mechanical Services Occupation or Site Supervisor licence.

You can apply early to ensure you have the qualifications and experience to be licence in plenty of time to meet the licensing deadline of 1 January 2022.

Please note that it may take up to 8 weeks to process your application and this condition will only apply to mechanical services occupational licences where the individual does not hold another QBCC licence.

Ensure your application is processed in time

The QBCC are expecting a rush of applications for Mechanical Services Occupational and Site Supervisor licences towards the end of this year. 

Employers are encouraged to discuss this requirement with their employees who perform mechanical service work, and to apply now to have their application assessed in plenty of time. 

Lodge your application before 31 October 2021 to ensure it’s assessed in time. 

To find out more, visit the mechanical services licensing pages or contact the QBCC with any questions.


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