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How to get your builder's licence

Find out how to get qualified for a rewarding career in the residential building industry

How to get your builder's licence

Find out how to get qualified for a rewarding career in the residential building industry

In Australia, if you want to work as a builder you must have a licence or be registered (depending on your state or territory). Before you apply for your licence or registration you will need to gain a combination of experience, technical qualifications, skills and knowledge.

The first step in this process is to complete training for the relevant qualifications in your state or territory. In some states you may also need to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to maintain your licence or registration.

Becoming a registered builder

Guide to each state’s requirements for getting a builder's licence.

ACT Builder's Licence

The process of applying for a builders licence in the ACT is managed and regulated by the ACT Government Department of Environment and Sustainable Development.

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NSW Builder's Licence

The process of getting a builders licence in New South Wales is managed and regulated by the NSW Department of Fair Trading.

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NT Builder's Licence

The process of getting a builders licence in Northern Territory is managed by the Building Practitioners Board.

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QLD Builder's Licence

The process of getting a builders licence in Queensland is managed and regulated by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

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SA Builder's Licence

The process of getting a builders licence in South Australia is managed and regulated by the Government of South Australia Consumer and Business Services.

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TAS Builder's Licence

The process of getting a builders licence in Tasmania is managed by The Department of Justice (Tasmania)

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VIC Builder's Registration

The process of getting a builders licence in Victoria is managed and regulated by the Victorian Building Authority.

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WA Builder's Licence

The process of getting a builders licence in Western Australia is managed and regulated by the Western Australian Building Commission.

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