Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Business Person (QBP)

The Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Business Person (QBP) skill set is made up of three units.

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work. This includes information, processes and techniques for the application of general occupational health and safety requirements in workplaces and is essential for employees without managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

UEENEEG175A Develop compliance policies and plans to conduct a electrical contracting business

This unit covers the development of plans and policies to ensure regulatory requirements are met in conducting a contracting business, regulatory compliance, occupational and workplace relation requirements associated with functions and responsibilities of a contracting business. It encompasses applying knowledge of compliance regulations and standards, legislated obligations in relation to safety, the environment, heritage sites and employment and human resources.

BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirement of small business

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with all regulations affecting the business. It applies to individuals operating a small business who use analytical skills to interpret legislation and regulations and develop procedures to manage compliance.

Who is eligible for the Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Business Person (QBP)

Satisfying the eligibility requirements for an electrical contractor licence:

Under s48 of the Electrical Safety Regulations, for issuance of an electrical contractor licence, the applicant must:

  • have at least one qualified business person (QBP) and one qualified technical person (QTP). This can be the same person
  • satisfy the insurance requirements
  • satisfy the regulator that the electrical work is performed, or supervised, by a qualified technical person.

An individual, a partnership or a corporation can only hold an electrical contractor licence. While an electrical contractor licence cannot be issued to a trust it can be issued to the trustee of a trust. The trustee must satisfy the relevant eligibility requirements.

Where the applicant for an electrical contractor licence is a corporation, the corporation must be registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). The registration of the corporation will be verified by the ESO.
A copy of the Certificate of Registration issued by ASIC to the company must be submitted with the licence application.

Meeting eligibility for a Qualified Business Person

Nominated QBPs can demonstrate eligibility by having completed within three years of the date of application :

  • UEENEEE101A – Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace, and
  • UEENEEG175A – Develop compliance policies and plans to conduct an electrical contracting business

and either:

  1. BSBSMB401A – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business or approved equivalent (completed within the last three years),
    or
  2. An Australian business qualification at Diploma level or higher (e.g. Bachelor of Business) regardless of when the qualification was obtained,
    or
  3. The person can provide evidence of having operated a business for a period of, or periods totalling, five years.

Funding options

  • Fee for Service (if eligibility criteria are met)
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Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Business Person (QBP) is Nationally Recognised Training.

Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Business Person (QBP)

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