Special hazard fire system stream licence - Queensland

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to undertake work associated with hazard suppression systems. Special hazard fire systems activate to control fire using specialised means. Suppression, extinguishing or inerting systems use stored pressure, a chemical reaction or compressed gas to discharge or generate an aqueous solution, a chemical agent, a foam solution, a gaseous agent, hypoxic air and water.

You can apply for this licence in the following classes:

  • certify
  • install and maintain class.

You can apply for this licence as a:

  • contractor - allows you to perform, supervise and enter into contracts for building work
  • nominee supervisor - allows you to supervise work on behalf of a licensed company, but not to perform building work
  • fire protection occupational licence - allow you to carry out work for a licensed contractor either as an employee or subcontractor.

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 category of licence. To be eligible, you will need to meet the appropriate:

  • technical requirements
  • experience requirements
  • managerial requirements
  • professional indemnity insurance 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

One or three years

Fees

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Application process

Apply

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

  • evidence of your qualifications
  • evidence of your experience
  • evidence of professional indemnity insurance
  • financial information showing that you meet the minimum financial requirements
  • proof of identity
  • the applicable fees.

Approval time

Applications can take between 6 and 12 weeks to be processed, depending on their complexity

Transfer

This licence can not 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

Queensland
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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