Completing a Form 43.
1. Indicate the scope of the aspect/s
As a QBCC Licensee you are licenced for a Licence Class or Classes.
These classes can be found on this QBCC Link.
If you scroll down the page, you will find this drop down of the licence class groups.
If you click on the Trade Contractors drop down, you will see the Trade Contractors licence classes
If you click on any of these licence classes, you wil open a document like the one below for the Wall and Floor Tiling licence class and you will see the Scope of work covered by the licence class. This Scope of work appears for every licence class, and this is what you use to fill in Part 1 of the Form 43.
2. Property Description
This is simply the address, lot and plan details and Local Government detail. (Please ensure they are correct)
3. Building/structure description
This is the building description and classification and will be one of the following,
- Single Detached Dwelling Class 1a
- Garage, Shed, Carport, etc. Class 10a
- Fence, retaining wall, swimming pool, etc. Class 10b
4. Description of aspect/s certified
Here you must itemise the elements of the building you have installed/inspected and are certifying. Be specific and limit your certificate to the actual elements you are certifying. If necessary, refer to an attached schedule or inspection checklist. You need to be sure anyone and everyone understands exactly what you installed/inspected and what you are certifying.
5. Basis of certification
The basis of certification is where you must specify the relevant industry tests, standards, and specifications that you used to determine that the components of section 4 comply with those requirements. In this part, you need to list the recognised industry criteria that you used to determine compliance. You must list: any tests used, the rules applied, Australian Standards referenced, and the codes of practice used as the basis of your inspection. If you have an inspection checklist for these industry standards, you should include them in an attached schedule.
6. Referenced Documentation
This should be easy to complete. You must simply reference the plans and specification prepared by yourself, or other suppliers and professionals, that you have relied on as compliant documentation. These would include the architectural design, as well as engineering plans and any other specifications that form part of the building approval issued by the building certifier. It may also include other certificates from ‘Competent Persons’ (Form 12).
Make sure you list the plan numbers and revisions so that it is very clear which documents you relied on as compliant documentation.
7. Building Certifiers reference number and development approval number
This section is self-explanatory. You should request a copy of the building approval decision notice as well as any stamped plans from the builder. These will contain these references and numbers. This ensures that you are also aware of any conditions on the building approval that may affect your certification. They are easy to get emailed to you in PDF format.
8. QBCC licensee details
Only a QBCC Licensee, can issue a Form 43 under the Building Act 1975. A QBCC Licensee for the purposes of the Form 43 is an individual or a company.
The name, address and contact details of the QBCC Licensee is self explanatory.
The License Class and Licence Number can be found on your QBCC License.
9. Signature of QBCC Licensee
This section is pretty self-explanatory. However it is helpful to note that these forms can be electronically generated and signed by the relevant person as allowed by the Electronic Transaction (Queensland) Act 2001.
If the QBCC Licensee is a company an authorised person of the company can sign the Form 43 if they are authorised by the QBCC Licensee of the company. (The certifier may ask for this written authorisation.)