Building Trade Licence Victoria

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    Builders Licences Victoria

    The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) regulates builder’s licences in Victoria. In order to qualify for a builder’s licence in VIC, you must be able to show acquired qualifications and practical experience. Registered building practitioners must be licensed by the VBA to perform the following types of work:

    • domestic building work totalling more than $5,000
    • building work requiring a permit, including re-stumping, re-blocking, removing or demolishing, regardless of cost
    • building-related work such as plastering or painting exceeding $5,000

    The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) offers an option for building practitioners to register under a specific licence class:

    Domestic Builder – Unlimited (DB-U) – The registered builder may carry out the domestic work in their own capacity, or hire subcontractors to perform the work. Domestic Builder – Manager (DB-M) – The licence holder may not perform any unsupervised building work, but may work under the supervision of a registered practitioner, or may hire registered practitioners to do the work. Domestic Builder – Limited (DB-L) – The licenced building practitioner may arrange, manage or perform building work as authorised by the Victorian Building Practitioners Board.

    Requirements of a Victorian builders licence

    In order to become a Victoria-based registered building practitioner, you must first obtain one of the following:

    • CPC40110 diploma
    • Associated diploma
    • Degree in Building & Construction (Building)
    • Prescribed and accredited under the 2006 Education & Training Reform Act.

    The VBA may consider other qualifications as equivalent to the above, or consider it a part of a full assessment of your skills and experience. Consult Building Regulations 2–6 (Schedule 7) for more information and to see whether your qualification will suffice.

    How to apply for a Victorian builders licence

    Follow these three simple steps to apply for a builders license in Victoria.

    • Complete and submit the application form (available on the VBA website).
    • Select the appropriate registration code and class and attach the appropriate supporting documents, including proof of insurance cover.
    • Pay the appropriate application fee.

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