Tradesperson Certificate - Plumbing, Draining and Gasfitting - New South Wales


You will require this certificate if you are an employee (or member of a partnership or as a director of a company holding a Contractor Licence) that intends to carry out electrical wiring, plumbing, draining and / or gasfitting work under the general supervision of a holder of a qualified supervisor certificate or contractor licence.

Plumbing includes water plumbing, roof plumbing and works of sewerage. Water plumbing includes plumbing involved in a fire service such as a fire sprinkler system, urban irrigation, and water supply. Water supply includes any work on pipes and fitting in a building in which any part of a sewerage service is connected to a septic tank or effluent system.

Gasfitting includes work on a gas installation (other than an autogas installation) connected or intended to be connected to a compressed natural gas container.

LP gasfitting work is restricted to work on a gas installation designed to carry liquefied petroleum gas in vapour phase only at pressures not exceeding 150 kilopascals.

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 approval, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be considered a fit and proper person for the purposes of the certificate
  • not be disqualified
  • have the necessary qualifications and practical experience as specified by the Authority
  • not be a debtor to the Director-General or Administration Corporation
  • not be subject to an unsatisfied Tribunal order
  • not hold any authority which is currently suspended or have had an unreasonable number of complaints, penalties or cautions against you
  • have not performed work subject to an unreasonable number of insurance claims
  • have not been a director, partner or person concerned in the management of a company or partnership that was disqualified from holding an authority within 3 years before the date of the application, unless the Director-General is satisfied that the applicant took all reasonable steps to prevent the conduct that led to the disqualification
  • not be an apprentice or trainee
  • pay any required fees.

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


3 years.


Certificates expire 3 years from the date of issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Home Building Act 1989 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Home Building Regulation 2014 NSW

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Home Building Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Mailing address: PO BOX 972
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 13 32 20
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)