Construction Occupation Licence - Building Assessor - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to provide energy assessment services as a building assessor. There are two classes of licence for building assessors:

  • Class A assessors can undertake assessments from on-site inspections at the location of the building works as well as providing assessments based on the building plan; and
  • Class B assessors may only perform assessments of buildings based on the building plan.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Not be suspended from holding a construction occupation licence in any class;
  • Satisfy the registrar that you are able to operate the required software to provide assessment; and
  • Not hold a construction occupation licence, in any class, which is currently suspended.

If you are applying for a licence that would allow the provision of a construction service without supervision, then you must:

  • Not have been found guilty of an offence that involves fraud or dishonesty; and
  • Not have been found guilty of an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for at least 1 year.

For information on the qualifications required for the class of construction occupation you intend to apply to, please refer to the Construction Occupations (Licensing) (Mandatory Qualifications) Declaration. Applicants will need to show they hold adequate professional indemnity insurance to be eligible for a licence. Insurance must provide:

  • Indemnity against claims for breach of professional duty as a building assessor; and
  • A minimum limit of indemnity of $1,000,000 for a single claim.

If you hold a current equivalent licence in another Australian State or Territory, you may be eligible to apply for this registration under mutual recognition arrangements.

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

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

A licensee must give the registrar written notice of the following events or circumstances:

  • If the licensee becomes bankrupt or personally insolvent;
  • If the licensee is found guilty, whether in the ACT or anywhere else, of an offence that involves fraud, dishonesty or violence, and is punishable by imprisonment for at least one year; or
  • If the licensee is not insured for a construction occupation or occupation class in accordance with the regulation.

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

Duration

Duration is the term of the professional indemnity insurance.

Expiry

As specified on the licence.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $250.00

Individual in person or postal.

Apply Application $228.00 Individual online.
Apply Application $157.00

Partnership or Corporation in person or postal.

Apply Application $143.00

Partnership or Corporation online.

Apply Licence $541.00 3 years.
Apply Licence $240.00 1 year.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004 ACT

Application process

Lodge

You will need to:

  • Complete the application form and pay any fees;
  • Be willing to abide by legislation;
  • Provide evidence of the required qualifications or accreditation; and
  • Provide evidence of having insurance.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Land, Planning and Building

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Operating address: 16 Challis Street
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Australia
Phone: 02 62078096
Email: cwpl@act.gov.au
Website: Access Canberra (Opens in new window)