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New mechanical services licencing requirements will commence on 1 January 2020. The new licensing framework will be implemented in stages.

From 1 July 2020, contractors must be licenced to carry out mechanical services work.

From 1 January 2022, all workers must be licenced to carry out mechanical services work.

Your circumstances will determine your pathway to obtain the licence you need.

For more information on specific requirements see: https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/mechanical-services-licences/about-new-mechanical-services-licences

Your Union is committed to assisting members in obtaining the necessary licence, if you require assistance please go to: https://forms.gle/3x6fcVAx4cTeyDrW7

The Union will be rolling out more information and assistance plans in the new year, if you have urgent concerns you may also contact the QBCC on 07 3613 3044.

We understand that this may be confusing and you may have questions regarding how this impacts you, we will be investing significant resources to assisting these members in navigating the changes.

As there is a two-year grace period for workers to become licensed, no member need stress that their immediate circumstances are at risk.

Further information will be distributed in the new year, please don't forget to use the link above to register any of your concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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you can also download more information here:

Journey_fact_sheet_for_mechanical_services_-_plumbing.pd

fJourney_fact_sheet_for_mechanical_services_-_medical_gas.pdf

Journey_fact_sheet_for_mechanical_services_-_air-conditioning_and_refrigeration.pdf