To obtain a certificate of registration as a Domestic Builder you must:
- have the specified educational qualifications in the particular class plus the specified period of practical experience, or the equivalent total in work experience
- complete the application form and support the application with details of your training, professional memberships, business operations and in some categories, samples of work
- satisfy the agency that you are of good character and fit to work as a domestic builder (the Agency will take into account matters such as your criminal record, and whether you have previously been insolvent)
- have appropriate insurance (required insurance for building surveyors is determined by the Agency)
- provide a signed authorisation allowing the Agency to conduct a National Police Certificate check
- lodge the application form and supporting copy documentation, including photographic ID, with the agency together with the prescribed fee.
You will also require one of the following:
- Unlimited: Degree, Diploma or Associate Diploma in building and three years practical experience or successful completion of the Course in Builder Registration (BPB) and three years practical experience.
- Manager: certification by the Building Practitioners Board stating ability (including financial management) to manage or arrange the carrying out by a registered builder in another class of domestic builder of the components of domestic building work specified in the certificate.
- Limited: certification by the Building Practitioners Board stating ability to carry out, manage or arrange to carry out the components of domestic building work specified in the certificate.
The Agency may require you to undergo an assessment by a board member, industry expert or workplace assessor prior to your registration being approved. The assessment will cover your knowledge and skill in areas relevant to the practice of a domestic builder.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.