Registration of Building Practitioners - Project Manager (Domestic) - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a project manager. A project manager is responsible for managing or arranging the carrying out of domestic building works by registered domestic builders. A project manager cannot carry out domestic building work themselves, or arrange for unregistered builders to carry out the work.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To obtain a certificate of registration as a Building Inspector you must:

  • have the specified educational qualifications plus 2 years 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 samples of work
  • satisfy the agency that you are of good character and fit to work as a project manager (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 project managers 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.

Qualifications required are the successful completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Construction Management of Economics from Holmesglen Institute
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) from Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma of Construction from Swinburne university of Technology
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (management) (CPC50308) from a registered training organisation.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Ongoing registration is subject to satisfaction of specified requirements including industry training and standards compliance, as determined by the agency.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $985.40

Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $768.30

If you are currently registered as a Domestic Builder before 21 may 1999. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $420.50

If you are currently registered as a Domestic Builder after 21 May 1999. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $914.90

If you are currently registered in another category or class of building practitioner. Fees for 2019-20.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Building Practitioners Board

Victorian Building Authority

Operating address: Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Mailing address: PO BOX 536
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 815 127
Fax: 03 9618 9046
Website: Building Practitioners Board (Opens in new window)

Supporting information