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Builder's Licence

New South Wales

Builder's Licence

New South Wales

Qualifications

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In New South Wales, the licence category you need is a Builder’s Licence.

You can get a Builder’s Licence with 2 years on the job experience plus the relevant technical qualifications.

Qualifications

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You must have at least one of the following qualifications:

VET qualification:

  • CPC40320 Certificate IV in Building Project Support; or
  • CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction; or
  • BCG40106, CPC40108, or CPC40110 Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building); or
  • BCG40206 or CPC40208 Building and Construction (Contract Administration); or
  • BCG40306 or CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating); or
  • BCG40506 or CPC40508 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management).

 

AND, including all of the listed ‘units of competency’:

  1. CPCCBC4001 and CPCCBC5043, or BCGBC4001A / CPCCBC4001A; and
  2. CPCCBC4002, or BCGBC4002A /CPCCBC4002A; and
  3. CPCCBC4003, or BCGBC4003A / CPCCBC4003A; and
  4. CPCCBC 4004 / BCGBC4004A / CPCCBC4004A; and
  5. CPCCBC4005 / BCGBC4005A / CPCCBC4005A; and
  6. CPCCBC4006 / BCGBC4006A / CPCCBC4006A / CPCCBC4006B; and
  7. CPCCBC4007 / BCGBC4007A / CPCCBC4007A; and
  8. CPCCBC4008, or BCGBC4008A / CPCCBC4008A / CPCCBC4008B; and
  9. CPCCBC4009 / BCGBC4009A / CPCCBC4009A / CPCCBC4009B; and
  10. CPCCBC4010, or BCGBC4010A / CPCCBC4010A / CPCCBC4010B and BCGBC4011A / CPCCBC4011A / CPCCBC4011B; and
  11. BSBESB407, or BSBSBM406A / / BSBSMB406 / BSBSMB421; and
  12. CPCCBBC4012 / BCGBC4012A / CPCCBC4012A / CPCCBC4012B;
  13. CPCCBC4018 / BCGBC4018A / CPCCBC4018A; and
  14. CPCCBC4024 / BCGBC4024A / CPCCBC4024A.

 

AND, one of the following:

  • A current Carpentry or Bricklaying contractor licence or supervisor certificate, or an approved qualification that would allow the issue of such a licence; or
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220 / BCG50206 / CPC50208; or
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 and including the following units of competency:
    • CPCCBC5004 / CPCCBC5004A, and
    • CPCCBC5005 / CPCCBC5005A, and
    • CPCCBC5007 / CPCCBC5007A / CPCCBC5007B, and
    • CPCCBC5009 / CPCCBC5009A.
  • Bachelor of Housing from an Australian University; or a degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, housing, construction, construction management, construction economics, applied science (building), quantity surveying from an Australian University.
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A degree in building, construction, construction management, construction economics, applied science (building), or quantity surveying from an Australian University. Applicant must undertake the equivalent of 4 years; full-time study and a mandatory work placement. This does not include associate degree or an honorary degree.
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If you have previously held a licence in the prescribed class of ‘building’ (Clause 46 of Home Building Regulation 2004) and you apply for a new licence within 5 years of the former licence’s expiry, your previous licence will be considered in lieu of the current qualification requirements. For more information please visit NSW Fair Trading.

Experience

To apply for your builder’s licence, you must show at least 2 years’ relevant industry experience (obtained within the last 10 years) across a wide range of building construction work.

There are four ways to gain the relevant experience:

  • an employee of a building contractor; or
  • a subcontractor holding an endorsed contractor licence and have contracted to a building; or
  • a holder of a qualified supervisor of certificate and are working as a nominated supervisor where the contractor licence you are nominated for includes the category of full general building, and there is also another nominated supervisor to cover the category of building; or
  • a holder of a qualified supervisor of certificate and are working as a nominated supervisor where the contractor licence you are nominated supervisor for has been subcontracting to a general building contractor.

Relevant experience gained must satisfy all the following:

  • the building contractor has a contractor licence in full general building work; and
  • you must be supervised and directed in your work by a holder of an endorsed contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate in the residential building work in which you have gained relevant experience, and the holder must confirm your experience on a referee’s statement form; and
  • you must be financially renumerated for the work you carried out according to the law.

You will need enough referees to demonstrate the 2 years industry experience. Each referee will need to complete a referee statement form which can be downloaded from NSW Fair Trading website.

How to apply

Once you have completed your qualification and relevant experience you are ready to complete the application forms. Head to the NSW Fair Trading website for the latest forms and checklists.

For an individual licence application, you will need:

If you are applying as a company, you will need additional company application forms. 

Once your application forms and referee statements have been completed, you must lodge your application and payment in person at a Service NSW centre.

We offer a range of qualifications to become a licensed builder.

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