From February 2007, new arrangements have been put in place making it easier for licensed tradespeople, and authorities that issue licences, to know what licence a worker is entitled to when applying for a licence in another jurisdiction. The new arrangements cover licences issued to:
- electrical fitters, lineworkers and cable jointers
- tradespeople with restricted electrical licences
- plumbers and gas-fitters
- carpenters and joiners, bricklayers and builders
- refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanics
- auto-gas installers
The new arrangements are the result of states, territories and the Commonwealth working together through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to improve the system of mutual recognition.