The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) handles the registration and licensing of building practitioners and similar trades. According to the QBCC, carpentry falls under the trade contractor licence, which allows the carpenter to apply as a trade contractor, nominee supervisor or site supervisor.
A carpentry licence is required by both individuals or companies that engage in building work that exceeds $3,300 (incl. materials and labour), as well as other conditions.
A QBCC carpentry licence is not required if the work is carried out by:
The QBCC has certain benchmarks that you need to meet as a candidate. Fulfilling this baseline criteria of experience and education will allow you to become a registered carpenter. The qualifying conditions for each licence type are different and need to be met.
The QBCC states that the applicant must be fit and suitable to operate machinery within a construction or building zone. Each applicant must have been granted authorisation to work in Queensland (citizen, visa, Immicard). If you are operating under a trading name, company, partnership, or trust, you must produce photographic verification of your identity as well as evidence of your business structure.
There are other technical managerial and financial requirements that vary according to your citizenship status, career profile and desired career path.
In order to apply for a trade contractor licence to be a carpenter in Queensland, you need to complete the Trade Contractor’s Licence Application Form and provide the QBCC with the following:
Nominee Supervisor applicants must complete the Nominee Supervisor Licence Application Form (no experience) and submit the following supporting documents:
Supervisor licence applicants must provide:
Difference licence fees will apply to the difference grades or licence classes. The QBCC website has all the details regarding application fee. You can lodge your application in person at the nearest QBCC office, or by mail.
By taking into account your prior experience and skills, the Skills Certified team can aid you in getting an official qualification. If you want to pursue new opportunities or re-enter the industry, this can help you enhance your career. Your path to certification is through Skills Certified.
We simplify the licensing process by connecting you with professionals who can provide personalised guidance based on your professional experience and goals.
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