Gas work licence (hydrocarbon refrigerants) - Queensland

Service summary

This licence is required to install, remove, alter, repair, service, test or certify the gas system of a device (i.e. charging, discharging or breaking into the refrigeration system) that uses hydrocarbon refrigerants.

Current holders of an interim licence are restricted to gas work based on the competencies held and on the manufacturer's products and gases as detailed on that manufacturer's training attendance certificate.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Hydrocarbon

As defined in AS1677 Part1, Table 3.1

Eligibility requirements


You must:

  • hold a full ARC licence
  • hold relevant refrigeration competencies such as Certificate 3 Refrigeration Mechanic
  • For air conditioners, a Certificate 2 in Split Systems and Air Conditioning may be acceptable.

As there is now a recognised competency based training course available, interim licences are no longer issued.

To progress to a full licence, an interim licence holder will be required to undertake a recognised competency based training course in hydrocarbon refrigerants as listed in the Queensland gas work licence and gas work authorisation requirements document.

Transferability

This licence cannot be transferred.

Duration

This licence remains in effect for the term specified on the licence.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$133.30

Total for three-year licence. The total payable includes the Application Fee of $44.50 plus a Yearly Licence Fee of $29.60 for each year applied for.

Application$222.10

Total for six-year licence. The total payable includes the Application Fee of $44.50 plus a Yearly Licence Fee of $29.60 for each year applied for.

Application

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Application for a gas work licence(hydrocarbon refrigerant) form to your regional office. You must also provide certified copies of relevant qualifications.

Before approval is granted

  • your qualifications must be verified by the department
  • provide evidence of training in hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants to the satisfaction of the Chief Inspector.

Additional information

The current code of practice is Australian Standard AS1677.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Mine Safety and Health
Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate

Act(s) name

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Regulation 2004 (Queensland)

Contact details

Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Mine Safety and Health
Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Website:

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Supporting information

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