Can I join QLeave?
Who is eligible?
Individuals who perform work in Queensland's building and construction industry, for the majority of their ordinary hours, and are engaged:
- as a trainee or apprentice
- as a casual, part-time or full-time employee
- as a sole trader subcontractor (other additional criteria may apply)
- to perform both work and the supervision of other individuals performing building and construction work
- by a labour-hire company.
If you believe you're eligible, you can click here to join QLeave online, or contact us to have a registration form posted to you. You may also be registered when your employer submits a Worker Service Return at the end of the financial year.
Who is not eligible?
- individuals who are paid to achieve a stated result or outcome and:
- supply all, or substantially all, of the plant and equipment or tools of trade needed to perform the work and:
- are, or would be, liable for the cost of fixing a fault with the work performed
- sole traders working direct to the public
- people operating as a partner in a partnership
- federal, state and local government workers*
- individuals performing work in a managerial, clerical, professional, or ancillary capacity
- employees of Mt Isa Mines
- individuals engaged to perform building and construction work by an employer not substantially engaged in the building and construction industry
- individuals for whom a personal services business determination is in effect for the individual performing the work under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cwlth), Section 87-60
- individuals appointed as safety officers from 1 January 2012 (due to changes in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011), provided they don't perform building and construction work.
*Local and state government apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry may be able to record service with QLeave while completing their apprenticeship or traineeship.