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Domestic Builder Registration

Victoria

Domestic Builder Registration

Victoria

Experience

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In Victoria, a building licence for residential builders is called Domestic Builder Registration.

To build a complete home or carry out significant residential building work you need a Domestic Builder (Unlimited) Registration.

To carry out a single trade and work for consumers you usually need a Domestic Builder (Limited) Registration. A Domestic Builder (Limited) Registration may also be used by builders who install kitchens, bathrooms and laundries or build non-habitable structures such as sheds.

Experience

To be registered as a Domestic Builder in Victoria you need to prove that you have sufficient practical experience within the seven years before applying for registration to the satisfaction of the VBA.

An applicant for registration as a Domestic Builder (Unlimited) needs to prove they have at least 3 years' practical experience and an applicant for registration as a Domestic Builder (Limited) needs to prove at least 2 years' practical experience. This practical experience usually needs to be well-rounded and include experience with quotes and contracts, obtaining building approvals, engaging workers, resolving problems, and having work completed and handed over.

Qualifications

There is often confusion about the rules for getting Domestic Builder Registration in Victoria. When applying for builder registration in Victoria, it's important to understand that while there are prescribed qualifications an applicant may show they have equivalent skills and qualifications without necessarily having the exact prescribed qualifications.  Also, a qualification, even a degree or diploma, is not by itself sufficient to obtain registration.

In practice, many applicants for builder registration, including as a Domestic Builder (Unlimited), have a CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction and demonstrate to the VBA by exams and assessments that they have the equivalent skills and experience to the prescribed qualifications. It for this reason that many potential builders seeking registration undertake the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction course and do not necessarily obtain a degree of diploma that at first glance seems to be required to be registered as a Domestic Builder (Unlimited).

Contact the Licence Body

The regulator in Victoria that registers builders is the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). 

Call: 1300 815 127

Visit: vba.vic.gov.au

Mail: Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands VIC 3008

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