Australian Government Building and Construction Workplace Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme - Australian Government


You will require this accreditation if you intend to tender for contracts to conduct building work for Australian Government agencies.

All head contractors must hold accreditation to enter into Australian Government directly and indirectly funded building and construction contracts valued at $4 million or more (for direct funding) or $6 million (for indirect funding) or more. Accreditation includes listing on the Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC) register.

Building work includes work on:

  • buildings, structures or works that form part of land
  • railways and docks
  • fit-outs
  • preparatory / finishing operations
  • multi-dwelling residential developments.

Building work does not include work focused on obtaining oil, natural gas or minerals, or domestic housing work.

Some exemptions will apply under certain government construction programs.

This document provides further information about How to Get Accredited and Stay Accredited. To apply, complete the Online Application Form.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation you must:

  • demonstrate ability to manage construction hazards and high risk activities
  • pave a good record in relation to workplace safety
  • Provide on-site audit results
  • demonstrate senior management commitment to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
  • demonstrate integration of safe design principles into the risk management process
  • show whole of project WHS consultation and communication
  • demonstrate effective subcontractor WHS management arrangements across building and construction projects
  • show whole of project performance measurement
  • have completed relevant WHS training and competency on dealing with safety risks.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 3 years. Companies seeking re-accreditation can then be granted an accreditation period of up to 6 years.


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Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Fair Work (Building Industry - Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005 AG

Administering agency

Department of Jobs and Small Businesses

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

Contact details

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FSC Assist

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

Department of Jobs and Small Businesses

Operating address: Level 2
10 Mort Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9880
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Website: Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (Opens in new window)