Workers covered by the Scheme

Eligible workers include tradespersons, trades assistants and labourers who perform building and construction work in Queensland and who are engaged:

  • as a trainee or apprentice
  • as a casual, part-time or full-time employee
  • as a sole trader subcontractor (providing substantially labour only)
  • as a foreperson or sub-foreperson (performing building and supervision work)
  • by a labour hire company.
Some company directors who perform building and construction work may also be eligible to join QLeave.

Employers who engage eligible workers must register with QLeave.

Some workers performing building and construction work are not eligible to join QLeave. You can view a list of these workers by
clicking here. If you engage only workers that are not eligible to join QLeave, you are not required to register with the Scheme.

Last modified: May 2016