You will need to register with QLeave to employ eligible workers in the building and construction industry.
Eligible workers include tradespeople, trades assistants and labourers who perform building and construction work and who are engaged:
- as a trainee or apprentice
- as a casual, part-time or full-time employee
- as a sole trader subcontractor (providing substantially labour only)
- as a foreperson or sub-foreperson (performing building and supervision work)
- by a labour hire company.
The Portable Long Service Leave Scheme provides an equitable and efficient system of portability of long service leave for workers in the building and construction industry. Portable long service leave allows an eligible worker who works in the building and construction industry, to count service in the industry towards gaining a long service leave entitlement, regardless of the number of employers for whom the work was carried out.
Penalties apply if an employer of an eligible worker in the building and construction industry does not submit this registration form.
Books and records must be kept and a Worker Service Return (certificate of service) form must be completed for each eligible worker at the end of each financial year or at the time of termination of the contract for service, whichever occurs first. Registered employers may complete their Worker Service Return online by visiting the QLeave website.