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Licence recognition

There are arrangements 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:

  • auto-gas installers
  • carpenters and joiners, bricklayers and builders
  • electrical fitters, lineworkers and cable jointers
  • electricians
  • plumbers and gas-fitters
  • refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanics
  • tradespeople with restricted electrical licences.

The 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.