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Builder Low Rise Licence and Site Supervisor

Queensland

Builder Low Rise Licence and Site Supervisor

Queensland

Experience

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Technical qualification

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In Queensland, to obtain a builder’s licence, the licence category you need is a Builder – Low Rise. This licence category consists of a contractor’s licence and a site supervisor licence.

Experience

If you are qualified in bricklaying/block laying or carpentry, you need a minimum two years’ experience in the licence class scope of work (or other work the Commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class).

For all other applicants, you need a minimum four years’ experience in the licence class scope of work (or other work the Commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class).

Technical qualifications

You will need both of the following technical qualification requirements:

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For the site supervisor portion of the licence, you need any one of the following:
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  1. The technical qualification stated above;
  2. Successful completion of the following units of competency:
    • CPCCBC4001
    • CPCCBC4053
    • CPCCBC4002
    • CPCCBC4007
    • CPCCBC4008
    • CPCCBC4009 
    • CPCCBC4010
    • CPCCBC4012
    • CPCCBC4018, and 
    • BSBLDR414; or
  3. Successful completion of a course or units of competency for a course the Commission considers is at least equivalent to the units of competency mentioned in paragraph b).

Other requirements

You will need to provide written references from three builders who can confirm your supervisory experience. 

You may be required to provide information or make a declaration that shows you meet the minimum financial requirements (minimum net tangible assets) to ensure your business is financially sound and stable.

Contact the Licence Body

The regulator in Queensland that registers builders is the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

Call: 139 333 8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Fri

Visit: qbcc.qld.gov.au

Mail: 299 Montague Road
West End QLD 4101

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