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Builder's Licence – A, B, C and D

Australian Capital Territory

Builder's Licence – A, B, C and D

Australian Capital Territory

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In the ACT, the Builder's Licence is classified into A, B, C and D. You must hold a relevant qualification, pass the written examination, and documented 2 years' full time building work experience before receiving a builder’s licence (A, B or C).

Class D requires 3 years' of work experience without holding a qualification and undertaking the examination.

Experience

  • Class A, B and C requires 2 years' of documented full time building work experience where 1 year full time experience was undertaken after the date the qualification was issued.
  • Class D requires 3 years' of documented full time building work experience.

Technical qualification

You will need one of the following technical qualification requirements:

Class A builder (Unlimited)
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Requires a tertiary qualification in building that the Australian Qualifications Framework Advisory has determined is a Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters Degree, or Doctoral Degree in Building (‘tertiary qualification in building’).

Class B builder (Medium Rise)
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Requires, one of the following:

  1. Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) with a course code of CPC50210, CPC50208 or BCG50206; or
  2. a tertiary qualification in building.
Class C builder (Low rise / Residential up to 2 storeys)
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requires, one of the following:

  1. Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) with a course code of CPC40110, CPC40108, or BCG40106; or
  2. Diploma Building and Construction (Building) with a course code of CPC50210, CPC50208 or BCG50206; or
  3. a tertiary qualification in building.
Class D builder (non-structural work)
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Does not require a formal qualification

Examination

  • Class A, B and C requires you to pass a written examination set by the Construction Occupations Registrar before your builder licence is issued. You may make two attempts before your licence is refused.
  • Class D is exempted from examination.

Contact the Licence Body

The regulator in the ACT that registers builders is the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

Call: 02 6207 1923

Visit: planning.act.gov.au

Mail: ACT Planning and Land Authority
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra City ACT 2601

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