New eligibility requirements for electrical contractors

Monday, 20 May, 2019

New eligibility requirements for electrical contractors

New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements have come into effect in Queensland.

These requirements will apply to qualified technical persons (QTP) and qualified business persons (QBP) for all new electrical contractor licence applications.

This includes applications resulting from changes to business structures, such as changing from trading as an individual to operating as a company. To ensure a smooth transition, applicants need to ensure their nominated QTP and QBP are still eligible before changing their business structure.

If the nominated QTP/QBP are employees and they leave the business, then the Electrical Safety Office must be advised within one month. Following this, new qualified persons must be nominated who meet the new eligibility requirements.

To avoid licence suspension, businesses should consider having other employees trained who can be nominated without delay. This additional training offers a more competent workforce while preventing unnecessary business interruptions.

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