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QBCC Managerial Course

Individual trade contractor licence – contractor, nominee supervisors or site supervisor – Queensland

Description

You require this licence if you are:

one of the following (regardless of the value of the work you undertake):

  • a building contractor or trade contractor performing building work in Queensland where the value of the work (including both labour and materials) exceeds $3,300.00 (including GST)
  • one of the following (regardless of the value of the work you undertake):
  • pest control operator (termite treatment only)
  • building design (all classes)
  • draftsman
  • fire protection (all classes)
  • plumber
  • drainer
  • gasfitter
  • complete residential building inspection.

Please note:

Unlicensed contractors are required to state in their advertisements for building work the value of work they are entitled to carry out without a licence.

Some examples of statements that comply with these requirements include:

  • cannot perform building work valued in excess of $3,300
  • cannot perform building work valued at more than $3,300
  • only work valued at $3,300 or less

A penalty applies for an unlicensed contractor who fails to make such a statement in an advertisement.

If an advertisement by an unlicensed person does not refer to any sort of building work, no statement is required.

To satisfy the requirements of QBCC you must complete the approved managerial course otherwise known as the BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk requirements of small business.

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CBS approved building work contractor’s course SA

Staysafe Industry Training has been approved by the Consumer Business Services, South Australian Government to deliver the ‘building work contractor’s course’ in South Australia. This course is not online and is face to face which will be conducted over the last Saturday and Sunday of each month, depending on class numbers. To learn more about the units offered, course content and cost. Click on the ‘learn more button’ below.

About the building work contractor licence

A Building Work Contractor is required to hold a licence if they are contracting for any type of building work in South Australia.

Individuals and businesses must be licensed as building contractors, including subcontractors if they run a business that carries out or organises building work:

  • for others
  • to sell or let land or buildings.

Sole traders normally apply for a contractor’s licence and building work supervisor registration at the same time as both are required to contract work.

Builder responsibility

A building contractor’s role is usually more than personally carrying out the building work. It can include:

  • quoting and submitting tenders
  • contracting for building work
  • arranging and paying labour and subcontractors
  • scheduling work
  • conducting on-site meetings and inspections
  • subcontracting to another builder.

You must have a building work contractor’s licence but you can limit your licence to specific work – eg limited to aluminium window and door installation. You must also register as a building work supervisor or hire an approved supervisor.

To meet the business knowledge and experience requirements to be granted a Contractor’s licence (builder, plumber, gas fitter, electrician), or a Security/Investigation Agent’s licence, you, a director of a body corporate, must meet one of the training options. Copies must be submitted as original documents are not returned. If you believe you have equivalent knowledge, you can have this assessed by contacting any Registered Training Organisation that delivers an approved qualification and seek Recognition of Prior Learning for that qualification.

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QLD Whitecard – CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work, such as;

  • site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople
  • people who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

Getting your card

To obtain a general construction induction card (white card) you will need to undertake training in the (unit of competency – CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry). Once you have successfully completed the training you will be issued with a whitecard and sent a statement of attainment.  You should keep evidence of completion of training as it may be required to replace your card in the future.

From February 2019, training for the white card must be undertaken face to face in Queensland. An exemption applies allowing candidates who reside further than 100 kilometres away from the nearest RTO delivering face to face white card training to complete the white card training via online delivery.

Replacement card (section 321 of the WHS Regulation)

In the event a person has successfully completed:

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or CPCCOHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry and

  • Whose card has been declared lost, stolen or destroyed, and
  • The RTO that originally issued the card is no longer operating;

Then another RTO must issue a replacement card upon the card holder supplying a statement of attainment to the RTO and declaring if the card was lost, stolen, or destroyed.

If you cannot provide a statement of attainment you will have to redo the course.

Interstate recognition of general safety induction cards

The following construction induction cards are recognised in Queensland and vice versa:

  • Victoria construction induction card
  • New South Wales construction induction card
  • Australian Capital Territory construction induction card
  • South Australia construction induction card
  • Tasmania construction induction card
  • Western Australia construction induction card
  • Northern Territory construction induction card.

Queensland white cards (including the former ‘blue’ cards) are also accepted throughout Australia.

Note: Old style New South Wales green cards (that are actually green in colour) are no longer valid in New South Wales or recognised in other jurisdictions. You will need to undertake general construction induction training – CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry to obtain a valid white card.

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Whitecard assessor training

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

If you intend to become a  trainer and assessor for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or thinking about becoming a trainer and assessor in the Whitecard, you are required to satisfy the requirements of CPCCWHS1001 by holding the CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry or its successor.

This unit of competency covers fundamental OHS necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

This course is not an online course and is delivered face to face. To learn more about the course content and cost, click on the ‘learn more’ button below.

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RPL – CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner.​

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

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RPL  – CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and ceiling lining

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Wall and ceiling liner.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as
well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be
undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of
competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training
for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit
CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

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