What is the QBCC Managerial Course?


The QBCC Managerial Course is a pivotal educational program specifically designed for small business operators in Queensland, offering a deep dive into the state’s legislative and regulatory frameworks. 

Our course equips aspiring licensees in Queensland with the essential skills and insights needed to navigate the unique legal landscape of Queensland, ensuring that their business operations are fully compliant with regional standards and regulations.

As a foundational step for securing a QBCC Trade Contractors Licence, the importance of this course extends beyond mere compliance. It represents a vital component of professional growth and legal conformance within the trade industry. The curriculum is meticulously crafted to not only meet the prerequisites for licensure but also to ensure a comprehensive understanding of business regulations that are crucial for success in Queensland’s trade sector.

The emphasis of the course on developing stringent compliance procedures aims to promote a forward-thinking approach to regulatory compliance. This proactive stance is designed to reduce legal risks and bolster the operational integrity of trade businesses. By completing the QBCC Managerial Course, participants are better prepared to uphold the highest standards and adhere to the legal requirements.

The QBCC Managerial Course offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare participants for successful management within the trade industry, focusing on critical aspects of legal compliance, risk management, contract negotiation, and risk treatment. Here’s a closer look at what the course covers:

Identify Legal and Risk Management Requirements Relating to Business

The course delves into the essential legal frameworks and risk management practices necessary for operating a business within Queensland’s regulatory environment. Participants will learn to identify the various legal obligations that apply to their trade businesses, including workplace health and safety, employment laws, and industry-specific regulations. This knowledge is crucial for maintaining compliance and protecting the business against legal vulnerabilities.

Implement Procedures and Processes to Comply with Legislative and Regulatory Requirements

Building on the foundation of identifying legal requirements, this part of the course focuses on the practical implementation of compliance strategies. Participants will be guided on how to develop and enforce procedures and processes that ensure their business operations align with state and federal laws. This includes understanding compliance documentation, reporting obligations, and the effective management of compliance within their organisational structure.

Negotiating and Arranging Contracts

A vital skill for any business, particularly in the trade sector, is the ability to negotiate and arrange contracts effectively. This module covers the fundamentals of contract law, including the principles of forming valid contracts, understanding contractual obligations, and the rights of parties involved. Participants will gain valuable insights into negotiating terms that safeguard their business interests while maintaining fair and beneficial relationships with clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.

Identifying and Treating Business Risks

Risk management is a critical aspect of running a successful business, and this course component emphasises the identification and treatment of potential business risks. Learners will explore various risk assessment tools and strategies to anticipate potential challenges that their business may face. This includes financial risks, operational disruptions, and reputational damage. Through practical exercises, participants will learn how to develop risk mitigation plans and implement risk treatment measures to minimise impact and ensure business continuity.

By covering these key areas, the course prepares participants not just for the QBCC Trade Contractors Licence but also for the successful and sustainable management of their businesses in Queensland’s dynamic regulatory landscape.

Do I Have to Do the Course to Get My Trade Licence?

Yes, if you’re planning to obtain your trade licence in Queensland, completing the QBCC Managerial Course is a mandatory requirement. This course is specifically designed to ensure that all trade contractors operating in Queensland are well-versed in the legal, regulatory, and risk management aspects essential for running a compliant and successful business within the state. It’s a crucial step in the licensing process, providing the foundational knowledge and skills needed to meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s standards for trade contractors.

Which Industries Does This Apply to?

The QBCC Managerial Course applies to a wide range of industries within the construction and trade sector in Queensland. This includes, but is not limited to, the following industries:

Building and Construction 

Contractors involved in residential and commercial construction projects, including new builds, renovations, and restorations.

Electrical Work 

Electricians and electrical contractors working on installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems.

Plumbing and Gas Fitting 

Plumbers and gas fitters specialising in installing, repairing, and maintaining plumbing and gas systems.


Carpenters working on constructing, installing, and repairing building frameworks and structures.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 

Technicians and contractors involved in the installation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.


Contractors providing landscaping design, construction, and maintenance services.


Specialists in roof construction, including repairs, replacements, and installations.

Painting and Decorating 

Professionals engaged in painting, decorating, and finishing surfaces in residential, commercial, or industrial properties.

Tiling and Stonemasonry 

Contractors specialising in tile laying and stonemasonry work for floors, walls, and other structures.

This course is essential for individuals and businesses in these industries seeking to obtain a QBCC Trade Contractors Licence. It ensures they have the necessary managerial skills and knowledge to comply with Queensland’s building and construction industry regulations. It’s designed to uphold the high standards of safety, quality, and professionalism expected in the state’s trade sectors.
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