QBCC Construction Licensing & Adjudication

Whilst over the last 12-18 months, there has been much discussion and focus on minimum financial requirements aspects of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act, including their interpretation, operation and application, it is important for everyone in the construction industry to remember the importance of the licensing regime under the same legislation. The licensing requirements in the construction industry in Qld are unique to this jurisdiction (noting that there are some similarities with the South Australian legislation and NSW has a licensing regime relevant to home building) and have for many years caught the ill-informed unawares resulting in some instance in dire consequences.

Given the operation of the legislation, its interplay with the security of payment legislation in Queensland and the interpretation of the legislation by the courts it is essential that all in the industry understand the current state of play in relation to this legislation, the breadth of its coverage and the consequences for their business. In this presentation we will go through in detail the operation of the licensing provisions of the legislation, including its exclusions focusing on what is and is not caught (by reference to the various cases which have considered the legislation) by the Act and what industry participants must practically do, both prior to tendering, at the time of entry into and contract and during the life of the contract to ensure they do not fall foul of the legislation.

Upcoming Training Date


  • Wednesday, 11 May 2022


Troy Lewis | Partner | National Head of Construction & Infrastructure |Holding Redlich Lawyers
Troy is a recognised industry expert in relation to construction litigation and in the 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Troy is named as one of the leading construction litigation lawyers in Queensland. Troy has also been named in the 2014, 2015, 2016 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice area of Construction/ Infrastructure Law. Troy also has extensive experience acting on behalf of both Claimants and Respondents in claims pursuant to the various Security of Payment Acts. Troy has conducted numerous courses in relation to construction matters generally and the various Security of Payment Acts.

Stephen Burton | Partner |Holding Redlich Lawyers
Stephen practices in construction and infrastructure matters, specialising in construction litigation, arbitration, expert witness and BCIPA claims.  Stephen has significant major international and local project experience across the commercial construction, mining and water infrastructure sectors.  He specialises in dispute avoidance and resolution with extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, litigation and claims under the security for payment legislation nationally.  Stephen has provided dispute related advise to project directors, commercial managers, engineers, programmers/planners, contract managers and quantity surveyors in the context of several high profile international projects.


Delegates who have registered to attend the course will be provided with a link to the online Webex platform the day prior or morning of each session.


Our training course costs $390.00 per delegate inc GST with discounts available for group bookings.


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Just download and complete the Half-day Seminar QBCC Construction Licensing & Adjudication training form linked below to book your place now!


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