How to Get Your Builders Licence
Each Australian state has its’ own requirements for getting a builders licence, but the best place to start is by getting qualified.
Certificate IV in Building and Construction can help you get your residential builders licence in the Northern Territory, NSW, South Australia, Queensland, ACT, and Tasmania. In Victoria and Western Australia, and for commercial building licences, MIBT recommends obtaining CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).
In all states it is important that you have experience in the building industry. You can have your existing experience recognised through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You will also learn new skills from some of Australia’s most experienced builders and trainers. Funding and subsidised training is available in NSW, ACT and Queensland.
To become a builder you need to know the following subjects:
- How to choose, use and interpret contracts
- How to resolve disputes
- How to handle sub-contractors, and supervise the work-site
- Structural principles, including forces and loads
- The National Construction Code (NCC), which is the bible for builders
- How to maintain quality, using Australian Standards
- How to maintain safety regulations on-site
- How to choose, order and install materials off specifications and schedules
- How to schedule and plan the work sequence
- How to calculate quantities and do take-offs and estimations.
- How to comply with local and state laws, and the legal requirements of running a business
and other skills relevant to the type of projects you are doing. MIBT employs Australia’s best trainers to teach these skills on-line, or in a classroom. We give you the tools and documentation you need to be successful, providing real education. With over 1000 on-line multi-media lessons, MIBT training is second to none.