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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're eligible, you will be registered by your employer when they submit their worker service return at the end of the financial year.

You can also apply to register online, or contact us to have a registration form sent to you. Please be aware that it takes longer for paper registration forms to be processed. Find out more about how to register.

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 aged under 13 years of age

*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.