Painting and decorating licence - Queensland

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to undertake painting and decorating work. This licence will allow you to:

  • apply paint or other substance for protective, decorative or technical purposes, including colour matching
  • apply texture coatings
  • apply wallpaper
  • prepare surfaces for application of paint or other protective, decorative or technical materials
  • apply cement render to no more than 8 mm thickness
  • incidental work of another class.

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.

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.

For specific information on these requirements, please see the resources.

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).

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 Application All Please see attached fee schedule.

Application process

Apply

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

  • evidence of your qualifications
  • 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

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

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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