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Builders licence NSW

Your pathway to becoming a licenced builder in NSW

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Builders Registration is rated 4.9 from 88 reviews

Don't let the paperwork put you off

The builder licence application form can be an overwhelming and frustrating experience, especially if you miss any key points. Our team of building and licensing specialists can help by:

  • Making sure you have the right qualifications to get licensed 
  • Supporting you through the entire application process
  • Ensuring the information you supply meets NSW Fair Trading criteria
400+ builders currently in training
Full application support
10+ years of experience
2,100+ total registrations
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Start your journey to becoming a licensed builder in NSW

Ever dreamed of running your own building company? If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Builder Registration, our mission is to help tradies like you take control of their careers by helping them gain their NSW builders licence.

We’ll make the entire process as easy and straightforward as possible, by handling the entire application and ensuring you meet all the requirements to pass.

Get in touch with our friendly building team to get started.

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NSW builders licence classes

In New South Wales, there are four main classes - general building work, other building work, specialist work, and trade work. Select the trade you want to get licensed in and one of our building and licensing specialists will explain the process in more detail.

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Why you need to be a registered builder in NSW

Licensed builders registered in NSW can legally carry out residential building work that falls within their specific licence class. Those without valid licences may face hefty penalties, including fines of up to $22,000 for individuals. 

According to NSW Fair Trading, you must obtain a building licence if you plan to carry out any residential building work, such as construction, repairs, renovations, or decorating, valued at $5,000+ (inc. GST) in labour and materials.

Key facts

  • Those with general building licences can carry out anything classed as residential building work
  • You must meet the criteria, including qualifications and experience before you can apply
  • You can apply for a one, three or five-year licence

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Builders licence requirements NSW

Before you can apply for your builder’s licence, you must meet the requirements outlined by the department of Fair Trading. If you aren’t quite eligible, our team at Builder Registration can help you by establishing a path forward, tailored to your needs.

Experience

Practical work experience

You must have two years of experience working full-time with a builder as an employee, subcontractor, or the holder of a qualified supervisor certificate where you worked as the nominated supervisor.

Qualifications

Relevant qualifications

You need to have a Cert IV along with either a Cert III in Carpentry, Cert III in Bricklaying, or a Diploma in Building and Construction.

Reference

Referee’s statement form

Include references from the builder(s) you worked with, ensuring that they have a qualified supervisor certificate or individual contractor licence in general building work.

Builders licence requirements NSW

Before you can apply for your builder’s licence, you must meet the requirements outlined by the department of Fair Trading. If you aren’t quite eligible, our team at Builder Registration can help you by establishing a path forward, tailored to your needs.

Experience

Practical work experience

You must have two years of experience working full-time with a builder as an employee, subcontractor, or the holder of a qualified supervisor certificate where you worked as the nominated supervisor.

Qualifications

Relevant qualifications

You need to have a Cert IV along with either a Cert III in Carpentry, Cert III in Bricklaying, or a Diploma in Building and Construction.

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.

Cameron Lonsdal
Cameron Lonsdal
DB-U 76286

Steps to getting your construction licence NSW

Every person’s process is unique which is why our team of building specialists provide personal guidance and support tailored to your licensing needs. 

Complete qualifications

Gain your Cert III Carpentry, Bricklaying RPL, Cert IV RPL, or Diploma RPL if you haven’t already.

Get pre-approval or a personalised pathway

If you have the qualifications, experience, and references, we can provide application support. If not, we can develop a roadmap to help you qualify in the near future.

Prepare and submit application to NSW Fair Trading

Your client support officer will help you prepare and submit your licence application to the department of Fair Trading.

Achieve licence

Once your application is approved, you will be officially registered as a licensed builder in NSW in your chosen class.

How we can help

Dedicated CSO

Your experienced Client Support Officer will gather all the necessary documentation and evidence to support your application.

Simplify the process

The builder licence application form can be overwhelming and daunting - we'll handle any complex parts on your behalf.

Reduce delays

Any missing items can cause severe processing delays - we'll make sure your application is accurate, thorough, and complete before submitting.

Ongoing support

You can contact us any time after obtaining your licence and the team will be happy to answer any questions you have or provide assistance.

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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Student testimonials

Builders from across the state come to us to get their NSW builder’s licence. Read some of their stories.

Builder licence course NSW fees

We tailor our fees to you depending on which stage of the licensing process you are in so that you only pay for what you need.

Payment plans

We offer flexible finance options if you’d prefer to pay in instalments.

Pay for what you need

If your knowledge outweighs what is taught in the course, no classes required!

No hidden fees

We’re upfront with fees, so you’ll never be out of pocket.

Application for builders licence NSW

$1,500 +GST
 
inc GST
Our building specialists can help you prepare and lodge your application form to the department of Fair Trading. Note: there are additional costs if qualifications are required.

​​Includes:

  • Application preparation 
  • Gathering of all relevant documents 
  • Fair Trading knowledge and insights
  • Qualification checks 
  • Application review prior to submitting
  • Personal guidance and advice
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Meet our team of building specialists

Our team includes qualified builders, client support officers, a knowledgeable sales team, and customer service operators. Their passion, expertise, and dedication are what sets us apart.

Colin Brewer

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

Chris Arundel

Trainer
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Chris has two decades of building experience and a strong passion for property development.

Raj Girdhar

Trainer
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Raj came through Builder Registration in 2019 and has years of experience in property development and construction.

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James Anasta

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Achille Costabile

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Chris Jones

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Gary Lee

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Rob Ventra

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FAQs

Here are some of our commonly asked questions about getting your builders licence in NSW.

Contact us

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

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Our training locations

Braeside

South East
1 Citrus St, Braeside,
VIC 3195

Frankston

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

Nunawading

East
96-106 Springvale Road, Nunawading, VIC 3131

Greensborough

North East
1 Diamond Creek Road, Greensborough VIC 3088

Werribee

South West
601 Heaths Road, Werribee, VIC 3030

Moonee Ponds

North West
7 Feehan Avenue, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

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