Mechanical services medical gas licence - Queensland


You will need this licence class to perform mechanical services related to a medical gas system in a building. This licence class will allow you to:

  • construct, install, repair, alter, maintain, test or commission a medical gas system in a building
  • install fire collars that are incidental to work mentioned above.

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 contract out individually or perform building work
  • site supervisor - allows you to supervise work on behalf of a licensed contractor, but not to contract out, perform building work, or be appointed as a nominated supervisor for a company
  • occupational - allows you to carry out mechanical services work as an employee of a contractor licensed in the same licence class.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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

  • technical requirements
  • managerial requirements (only applicable to contractors and nominees)
  • minimum financial 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.

Please see the attached resources for specific information on these 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).

You will need an occupational licence to perform any mechanical services work if you are an employee of a licence holder and completed your apprenticeship after 1 January 2020.


1 or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You can find the current fees here.

Application process


To apply for this licence, you will need to fill out the licence application form, providing:

  • details of your experience
  • evidence of your qualifications
  • written references
  • financial information showing that you meet the minimum financial requirements (for contractor types only)
  • 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 can take between 6 and 12 weeks to be processed, depending on their complexity


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.