(Encompasses all work as per the Home Building Act 1989 definition of residential building work and the Home Building Regulation 2004 inclusions and exclusions.)
For licensing purposes, works considered to fall within the class of building include, but are not necessarily limited to:
garage, carport and shed construction/erection (including kits)
bathroom, kitchen or laundry renovations
screened, glass or pool enclosures
house lifting (ie. permanently raising the height of an existing structure)
removal and resiting of dwellings
saunas and steam rooms.
Approved qualifications and experience
The current qualifications requirements, outlined below, commenced on 26 March 2012.
Applicants must show at least 2 years relevant industry experience in a wide range of building construction work. “Experience” means experience gained by the applicant as a genuine employee who has been paid during the relevant period of employment in accordance with an award or enterprise agreement. It excludes experience gained:
- as the holder of an owner-builder permit; or
- for work as the owner builder, or on behalf of the owner-builder permit holder, where the land was owned by a company that is fully or partly owned by the applicant
PLUS attainment of any one of the following qualifications or examinations:
1. Certificate IV in Building and Construction (BCG40106 or CPC40108 Building or CPC40110 Building) or (BCG40206 or CPC40208 Contract Administration) or (BCG40306 or CPC40308 Estimating) or (BCG40506 or CPC40508 Site Management) including the following units:
BCGBC4001A or CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
BCGBC4002A or CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
BCGBC4003A or CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
BCGBC4004A or CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
BCGBC4005A or CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
BCGBC4006A or CPCCBC4006A Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
BCGBC4007A or CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
BCGBC4008A or CPCCBC4008A or CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of the building and construction project
BCGBC4009A or CPCCBC4009A or CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
BCGBC4010A or CPCCBC4010A or CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions
BCGBC4011A or CPCCBC4011A or CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions
BCGBC406A or BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
BCGBC4012A or CPCCBC4012A Read and interpret plans and specifications
BCGBC4018A or CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects
BCGBC4024A or CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes.
PLUS any of the following:
Licence or qualification for Carpentry, Carpentry & Joinery or Bricklaying
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) BCG50206 or CPC50208
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 including the following units:
- CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
- CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
- CPCCBC5007A Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contract
- CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods in medium rise construction projects.
Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture or a Bachelor of Housing from an Australian University.
2. Degree in Building, Construction, Construction Management, Construction Economics, Applied Science (Building), or Quantity Surveying from an Australian University.
Or, if you have previously held a licence in the prescribed class of 'building' (Home Building Regulation 2004, clause 46) and you apply for a new licence within two years of the former licence's expiry, your previous licence will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.
The requirement for practical experience in a wide range of building construction work may include but is not limited to: experience that demonstrates the ability or capacity to competently project manage residential building work in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, including dealing effectively with sub-contractors, consumers and other parties.
The following courses or qualifications will be accepted for the issue of a supervisor certificate or endorsed contractor licence for general building work if you either commenced or completed the course prior to 18 August 2008.
Applicants must show at least two years relevant industry experience in a wide range of building construction work.
PLUS any of the following superseded qualifications:
- Certificate IV in Building (3477) conducted by a Registered Training Organisation PLUS either a – Carpentry, Carpentry & Joinery or Bricklaying Trade Course from TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation or hold a current Carpentry or Bricklaying contractor licence or supervisor certificate.
- Diploma in Building (3475) conducted by a Registered Training Organisation including TAFE.
- Advanced Diploma in Building (3471) conducted by Registered Training Organisation including TAFE.
- Certificate IV in Building Studies (1261) from TAFE AND either – a Carpentry, Carpentry & Joinery or Bricklaying Trade Course from TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation or hold a current Carpentry or Bricklaying contractor licence or supervisor certificate.
- Diploma in Building Studies (1262) from TAFE.
- Advanced Diploma in Building Studies (1263) from TAFE.
- Advanced Diploma in Structural Engineering (6443) from TAFE.
- Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Building, Construction, Construction Management, Construction Economics, Applied Science (Building), Structural Engineering or Quantity Surveying from an Australian University.
- Certificate of Registration as an Architect under the Architects Act 2003.(obtained before 18 August 2008)
- Degree in Civil Engineering, or Architecture from an Australian University PLUS Certificate IV in Building (3477 or TAFE Course 1261).
- Diploma of Structural Engineering (2992) from TAFE.
- Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Building) (5185) TAFE.
- Certificate in Building (5102) TAFE.
- Certificate in Building Foreman & Clerk of Works (135) from TAFE.
- Advanced Certificate in Building Supervision (5189) from TAFE.
- Advanced Building Studies Course – Diploma in Building Studies Level V (2183) from TAFE.
- Advanced Building Studies Course – Certificate IV in Building Studies – Residential Level IV (2182) from TAFE PLUS either a Carpentry, Carpentry & Joinery or Bricklaying Trade Course.
- Certificate IV in Contractors Management Program conducted by Back to Basics Business Training Pty Ltd PLUS either a Carpentry or Bricklaying Trade Course.
1. Copy of 100 points (Driver's Licence/ Passport, Medicare, Bankcard, etc).
2. Copy of work Cover OHS White Card.
3. Resume of Education background and work history.
4. 50+ on site work photos.
5. 2 to 3 References from Industry professional. (e.g. Licenced Carpenter, Licenced Builder, etc)