Published to Career Information on Feb 21, 2019
Applying for a Trade Contractor Licence
QBCC Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) regulates who can start a contracting business in Queensland for building and construction trades. Tradespeople who are applying for a contractor or nominee supervisor licence in any of the trade contractor classes are required to complete a QBCC Approved Managerial Course (BSBSMB401: ‘Establish Legal and Risk management requirements of small business’).
This course consists of four topics:
If you complete your course through Blue Dog Training, the course will be entirely online and at your own pace. A trainer is available to support you every step of the way. There is a final project that requires you to create a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS), a business budget, and complete a Business Activity Statement (BAS). This will help you create credibility with clients and keep your ideas fresh and relevant within the construction industry, no matter your trade.
The full-service fee for the course is $460, with funding available from CSQ If you are eligible, CSQ will contribute $360 towards the full-service cost of the course, reducing your total fees to $100.
When do you need a trade contractor licence?
You will need a QBCC licence to carry out:
Trade Contractor Application:
To become a trade contractor in Queensland, you must submit a completed Individual licence application form. Even if you are licensed in another state, that licence does not permit you to perform building work in Queensland and you will need to apply for a QBCC licence before you can commence work.
How to Apply:
In order to have your application accepted, you will need to provide QBCC with the following:
Once you have completed your application you can lodge it, along with all the supporting documents and the application fee, via post (GPO Box 5099, Brisbane QLD 4001), or in person at your nearest QBCC office.
How long will it take to be processed?
QBCC will take approximately 6-8 weeks to process your application and, once it is approved, will send a letter which will include your licence number.
The application fee is determined by your revenue. There are three financial categories:
||Up to $200,000
||Up to $600,000
||$600,001 - $3,000,000
||$3,000,001 - $12,000,000
||$12,000,001 - $30,000,000
||$30,000,001 - $60,000,000
||$60,000,001 - $120,000,000
||$120,000,001 - $240,000,000
When don’t you need a trade contractor licence?
You don’t need a licence if you are carrying out building work as: