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Domestic Builder (unlimited) Registration

In Victoria the licence category you need is a Domestic Builder (unlimited) Registration. You can get a Domestic Builder Registration with 3 years’ practical experience to the satisfaction of the Victorian Building Authority.

Technical qualifications

HIA offers our Victorian members a comprehensive assistance program called Builder Registration Workshops. These provide you with all the information and knowledge you need to successfully apply for your Domestic Builder Registration.

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The prescribed qualifications listed in the Building Regulations 2006 (Regulations) for the DB-U class are:

  • A degree, diploma or associate diploma of building from a university or TAFE College and
    three years of practical experience to the satisfaction of the Building Practitioners Board (Board) OR
  • Successful completion of a Course in Builder Registration (BPB) accredited under the Victorian Qualifications Authority Act 2000 and three years of practical experience to the satisfaction of the Board OR
  • A certificate issued by the Board, after examination of the applicant, that certifies that the applicant has adequate knowledge and experience to carry out, manage or arrange to carry out all components of domestic building work.

Good to know

If you don’t have the prescribed qualification, you can get help from an education provider who may be able to help you gain a qualification by completing a course, by recognition of prior learning (RPL) or recognition of current competencies (RCC).

The applicant will also need to pass a further examination by the Building Practitioner Board Assessors.

Training options

HIA offers nationally recognised training (NRT) that you can use towards the process of gaining your licence or registration, and keep you up-to-date with industry changes. You can also get (Continuous Professional Development) CPD points if your state or territory requires you to do on-going training to maintain your licence or registration.

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) for technical qualifications

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) is the type of training that makes up the technical qualifications component you will need to apply for an industry licence or registration – such as a builder’s licence. NRT can be a combination of short courses or a full qualification such as a Cert IV.

Professional Development (PD) workshops for CPD points

Professional Development (PD) courses are workshops that offer the latest information to help increase your skills and knowledge. By attending these workshops you can accumulate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, if your state or territory requires these as part of your ongoing licence or registration maintenance.

Whether it's a Cert IV to become a builder or just building your career, HIA have a course to suit you.

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