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Information and advice about Licence Endorsements. An endorsement entitles you to perform specific types of work not covered under your existing licence.
Trade Contractors Licence
Important information on the Plumbing and Drainage Trade Contractors Licence, including the scope of work involved, the qualifications required and the licence grades.
Solar Hot Water
Information regarding Solar Hot Water and the licensing requirements to install and maintain solar hot water systems.
Amendments to Orientation of Collectors for Solar Heated Water Systems
MPAQ was advised of a change to AS/NZS3500.4: 2015 which was adopted on 1 May 2016. At this time it was discovered that the orientation of solar panels were now being required to face within 45 degrees of true north, rather than east or west as is often the practice. Not every house has that roof orientation. Not every household wants their solar hot water system facing north.
Occupational versus Contractor Licensing
There is confusion in the industry in relation to ongoing issue relating to the requirements to hold occupational and contractor licences for the performance of plumbing and drainage work. What is the difference?
Water Efficiency Certification
Information regarding what Water Efficiency Certification is as well as what is required to deem a property 'Water Efficient'.
Information about Tempering Valves, including the correct delivery temperature for a tempering valve and how these temperatures can be achieved.
Churchill Fellowship Research into Legionella
The Park Family Churchill Fellowship was awarded to Kelvin Slade to research legionella training and implement a course to educate plumbers on infrastructure treatment - USA, Ireland, UK, Italy, Singapore.
New Submission System for Notifiable Works
The QBCC have created a new system for plumbers and drainers to submit Form 4s. The new solution replaced the current online function performed through the Plumbing Application System (or PAS).
Applications for Natural Gas Rebate
The 2017 Australian Gas Networks (AGN) Queensland Existing Home Natural Gas Rebate Campaign is designed to increase gas consumption by incentivising existing homes to connect to natural gas.
Updates, important information and advice about Plumbing and Drainage Licensing, endorsements and the trade contractors licence