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Get your domestic builder unlimited or limited licence

With our domestic builder registration training, we’ll handle your application and get you 110% prepped for the VBA exam so you can get your DB-U or one of 30 licence subclasses.

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Completing domestic building work in your state

Each state has a slightly different process when it comes to obtaining your domestic builder registration.

Our team of qualified trainers can guide you through the steps, helping you achieve your licence first time.

Domestic builder classes

The most popular licence class is Domestic Builder Unlimited (DB-U) which allows you to carry out all domestic building work. If you don’t have the building experience required, you can apply for a Domestic Builder Limited licence and upgrade to DB-U down the track. Select a licence from the classes below and speak to our team to find out more.

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Domestic Builder (Unlimited)
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Attaching Fixtures
Bathroom, Kitchen or Laundry Renovation
Bricklaying and Blocklaying
Cabinet Making, Joinery and Stair Construction
Construction of Gates and Fences
Construction of Non-habitable Building Structures
Construction of Private Bushfire Shelters
Construction of Retaining Walls
Construction of Shade Structures
Construction of Swimming Pools and Spas
Disconnection & Reconnection of Fixed Electrical Equipment
Domestic Builder (Limited)
Door and Window Replacement/Installation
Dry Plastering
Earthworks and Excavation
Erection of Poles, Masts and Antennas
Erection of Prefabricated Metal-Framed Home Additions & Structures
External Wall Cladding
Floor Finishing and Covering
Footings and Slabs
General Concreting
Installation of Security Doors, Grilles & Equipment
Low Rise
Medical Gases & Mechanical Services
Medium Rise
Metal Fabrication
Minor Maintenance/Cleaning
Minor Tradework
Painting and Decorating
Plumbing, Draining, & Gasfitting
Project Management Services
Project Manager (Domestic)
Restricted to Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry
Restricted to Shopfitting
Restricted to Special Structures
Restricted to Structural Landscaping
Restumping and Re‑blocking
Roof Plumbing
Roof Slating
Roof Tiling
Sheet Plastering
Site Works Involved in Relocating a Dwelling
Solid Plastering and Rendering
Structural Landscaping
Swimming Pool Building
Swimming Pool Repairs and Servicing
Tiling (Floor and Wall)
Wall and Floor Tiling
Wet Plastering
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Take your building career further with a life-changing licence

You might think we’re exaggerating when we say getting your builders registration can change your life, but it’s true - with this licence, you can go from being a small-time tradie to working on huge domestic projects or even running your own building company. 

We want to help make this dream a reality. By enrolling in one of our courses, you’ll get:

  • Interactive sessions on business management, building technology, contracts, legislation and building works management
  • “The study buddy” guide filled with questions, plan faults and support to help you practise for your interview
  • Top-class training from building and licensing specialists, including a former VBA assessor

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Check your eligibility

We want our students to have the best possible chance of success when they apply first time. With our eligibility checker, you can see if you meet the requirements; if not, we’ll send you a roadmap so you can work towards qualifying in the near future.

Evidence of trade experience

Before you can apply for your builder registration, you must provide evidence of experience in your chosen area.

Prescribed qualifications

While there are some prescribed qualifications, you can waive these requirements if you have the equivalent skills and practical experience.

Licence builder reference

Before you can submit an application, you must have a reference from a builder who has the equivalent or a higher licence than the one you are applying for.

The fast track training course was a great option for me, I was able to finish the entire course in 5 weeks! My trainer Achille was amazing, couldn’t recommend Builder Registration any higher!

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Liam Saunders

Thank you so much to the team at Builder Reg for the help you gave me to obtain my DB-U license. I will recommend you guys any time I can, as the study methods and application preparation you all provide are key to getting over the line.

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Mark Sementilli
DB-U 42361

Many thanks Builder's Registration once again!!! After helping me with obtaining my DBM five years ago BR have helped me to upgrade to a DBU. Hand on heart, I could not have done it without the team at BR. I highly recommend them to anyone that is serious about obtaining their builders license.

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Chris Buzgau
DB-U 73068

I can't thank Builder's Registration and in particular Chris enough. The training and help I received made me feel confident and made the DB-U application process feel like a breeze. Without their help, I highly doubt I would be sitting here now with my DB-U licence.

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Cameron Lonsdal
DB-U 76286

Browse our training options

We offer a range of training delivery options so you can learn your preferred way.

Our courses

Take the first step &

get licensed in as little as 5 months

Speak to our team of building and licensing specialists during office hours and we’ll call you back within 5 minutes.
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Hear from our domestic graduates

Thousands of builders have achieved their domestic licences with us - here are just a few we’ve helped.

Why choose Builder Registration?

We’re responsible for helping you get licensed and we take that responsibility seriously. We’re with you every step of the way and will go above and beyond to make sure you leave with your licence in hand.


Complete solution

Complete solution

End-to-end solution

As well as providing industry-leading training, we’ll also handle the application process, organise your letter of eligibility, and offer ongoing support post-registration.

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High success rate

High success rate

High success rate

We have a 92% success rate for builders getting licensed on their first attempt; if you don’t pass, we’ll stay with you so you can get your builders licence and offer an extra 12 months of training at no extra cost.

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Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Team of industry experts

Our training team are building and licensing specialists, and will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to pass the interview and get qualified.

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Change your life

Change your life

Life-changing results

Our high success rate is a testament to our slogan - we’re here to change lives and have the proven methods and strategies to take your career to new heights.

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Backed by the best

Our top-of-the-class trainers are registered builders themselves, armed with years of knowledge, practical experience, and interview tips.

Colin Brewer

Chairman and Director
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Colin is a qualified trainer who is passionate about helping emerging builders change their lives.

Chris Arundel

DB-U 63939
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Chris has two decades of building experience and a strong passion for property development.

Raj Girdhar

DB-U 66839
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Raj came through Builder Registration in 2019 and has years of experience in property development and construction.

Billy Ellis

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Billy is a former head assessor for the VBA. He has intimate knowledge of the VBA licencing process and is passionate about helping aspiring builders through the registration process.

James Anasta

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James was one of our early students who brings experience in both commercial and residential construction.

Achille Costabile

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Achille has been involved in training aspiring builders for over 10 years. Achille was also one of the first successful Builder Registration clients.

Chris Jones

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Chris Jones is another one of our successful Builder Registration clients who now trains aspiring builders. Chris runs a successful construction business out of Ballarat.

Gary Lee

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Gary is a site supervisor/carpenter running his own successful construction company. Gary trains out of Moonee Ponds and Greensborough.

Nagy Mourad

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Nagy has been training aspiring builders for over 10 years. He brings a wealth of experience as well as a passion for the construction industry.

Rob Ventra

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Taylor Borg

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Taylor is a young carpenter come builder who graduated through the Builder Registration process. Taylor trains our students out of our Werribee location.

Get pre-approval for your builders licence in less than a minute

Answer a few quick questions and we’ll let you know if you’re eligible for registration. If not, we’ll help you figure out the steps to get there.

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These are some of the questions we often get asked about the domestic registration course. If you can’t see your question, send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

Contact us

1300 438 734
Available now
Head office: 1 Citrus St, Braeside VIC 3195

Our friendly team are here to help answer any questions you have about getting your domestic licence. Leave a short message and we’ll get back to you soon.

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Our training locations


South East
1 Citrus St, Braeside,
VIC 3195


South East
111 Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Frankston, VIC 3910


96-106 Springvale Road, Nunawading, VIC 3131


South West
601 Heaths Road, Werribee, VIC 3030

Moonee Ponds

North West
7 Feehan Avenue, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039


North West
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol VIC 3356


North East
1 Diamond Creek Road, Greensborough VIC 3088


268 Napier St, Bendigo VIC 3550


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