Building project management services licence - Queensland

Description

You will require this licence, if you intend to provide any of the following for a consumer or a principal, for all classes of building work:

  • administration services
  • advisory services
  • management services, other than coordinating the scheduling of building work by building contractors, including as an agent for another person.

This licence will allow you to engage but not supervise a builder to do the work on behalf of a client. You are not able to engage or supervise subcontractors directly.

A project management role involves administrative and management functions such as quality control, approving extensions of time claims, issuing directions for variations of the contract, determining values of completed work, suspending work, signing off on progress payments and other such administrative issues on behalf of a client.

You can apply for this licence as a:

  • contractor - allows you to perform, supervise and enter into contracts for building work
  • company - allows a company to contract for and perform building work, provided a person is nominated as a supervisor
  • nominee supervisor - allows you to supervise work on behalf of a licensed company, but not to perform building work
  • site supervisor - allows you to supervise work on behalf of a licensed contractor, but not to perform out building work.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Registered engineers and architects are exempt from holding this licence if they are carrying out works within their professional practice. Work outside their registration is 'building work' for which they will need to apply for this licence.

Eligibility requirements

Your requirements will vary depending on your class of licence. To be eligible, you will need to meet the appropriate:

  • technical requirements
  • experience requirements
  • managerial requirements
  • financial requirements.

If you do not meet the technical qualifications, you may be able to obtain one through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a registered training organisation (RTO). Please see the attached resources for specific information on these requirements.

If you are an interstate applicant, you may be eligible to obtain a licence through mutual recognition. If you are an international applicant, you may have to have an overseas qualification assessed for equivalency prior to applying.

Duration

1 or 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence All Please see attached fee schedule.

Application process

Apply

To apply for this licence, you will need to fill out the builders licence application form, building and designer experience form and complete the referee report, providing:

  • details of 4 years experience
  • evidence of your qualifications
  • written references
  • financial information showing that you meet the minimum financial requirements
  • proof of identity
  • a current copy of your Record of Registration form from ASIC, if you are contracting under a trading name
  • if you are contracting under a partnership, proof of the business partnership
  • the applicable fees.

Approval time

Applications will take approximately 6 - 12 weeks to be processed, depending on their complexity.

Transfer

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Contact Centre

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Operating address: 299 Montague Road
West End, Queensland 4101
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5099
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 93 33
Fax: 07 3225 2999
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