Individuals or partnerships intending to contract or sub-contract for building work must be licensed as a builder and either hold registration as a building work supervisor or employ a registered building work supervisor.
This licence includes trades such as paving, painting and general repairs.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Applicants for a building work contractors licence must meet the relevant performance criteria contained within Schedule 2 of the Building Work Contractors Regulations 1996.
In addition to meeting this criteria they must be a fit and proper person, must not have been suspended or disqualified from practising a trade, occupation or business in Australia; an undischarged bankrupt within the 10 years preceding the application for a licence or be subject to a composition or deed or scheme of arrangement with or for the benefit of creditors; within 10 years before the making of an application for a licence, a director of a body corporate which has been wound up for the benefit of creditors - at the time of the body corporate being wound up or within a period of 12 months preceding the commencement of the winding up.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate possession of sufficient financial resources and have sufficient business knowledge and experience. Where a building work supervisor is being employed, the contractor must seek the approval of the Commissioner for that building work supervisor to be engaged.
In a partnership, all partners need to be individually licensed.
2015-16 Application fees - $194
Light commercial, industrial and residential building work annual fee - $415
Specified (trade) work annual fee - $213.
Online, credit card, money order, cheques, selected Service SA outlets for cash payments.
Licence applications can be completed online at https://secure.cbs.sa.gov.au/ELAF/BLD/start_BLD.php
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Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (South Australia)
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