You will need this approval if you intend to operate an approved fidelity fund scheme. Approved fidelity fund schemes issue fidelity certificates to builders. A fidelity certificate is an alternative form of insurance that builders can apply for instead of obtaining a residential work insurance (also known as housing indemnity insurance). Builders need this insurance / protection for:
- construction of certain kinds of residence
- certain alterations or additions to certain kinds of existing residence where the work is valued at over $12 000.