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Builders licence QLD

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QLD builder licence

Apply for your low-rise, medium-rise, or open-class builders licence with personalised application guidance from Builder Registration.

  • Qualification guidance 
  • Support tailored to your building experience
  • Full application assistance

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Kickstart your career in the building and construction industry

Applying for a QBCC licence can be a complex and intensive process, especially if you’ve never applied for a builder’s licence before. That’s where we can help. 

At Builder Registration, we can help you get your QBCC licence sooner, by checking you meet the eligibility requirements, advising you on any qualifications you’re missing, and guiding you through the application form.

Reach out to our friendly team to find out more. 

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QBCC licence types

In Queensland, there are a number of licence classes that you can apply for depending on your experience and the type of building work you wish to pursue. Select the licence you wish to apply for and one of our building and licensing specialists will be in touch.

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Why you need to be a registered builder in QLD

Licensed QLD builders are certified to carry out construction work within their chosen licence class. They are recognised by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) as professional builders with the technical skills and qualifications necessary to conduct building work on-site.

The QBCC is the regulatory body in Queensland that determines when you need to apply for your licence. It is also the department that will approve your builders licence application form. 

In QLD, you must be registered if you are completing building work: 

  • Valued $3,300+
  • Involving hydraulic services design valued at $1,100+
  • Involving drainage, plumbing, gas fitting, building design, and more, of any value

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Building licence requirements QLD

With the three main QBCC  licence classes, there are certain eligibility requirements you must meet before you can apply. If you don’t yet qualify, we can still help - our support team will work with you to develop a path forward so you can focus on becoming eligible. 

Low-rise

Gross floor area less than 2000m2

For this licence, you need a Certificate IV qualification, a builder reference, and two years of work experience if you have a Cert III in carpentry/bricklaying. If not, four years of experience under a registered builder is required.

Medium-rise

Max three storeys

This licence requires a diploma, three referee reports from three different builders, and two years of work experience if you hold a Cert III in carpentry or bricklaying. If not, you need four years of experience under a registered builder.

Open

All classes of buildings

For this licence, you need an advanced diploma, three references from three builders, and two years of work experience if you hold a Cert III in carpentry or bricklaying. If not, you need four years of experience under a registered builder.

Building licence requirements QLD

With the three main QBCC  licence classes, there are certain eligibility requirements you must meet before you can apply. If you don’t yet qualify, we can still help - our support team will work with you to develop a path forward so you can focus on becoming eligible. 

Low-rise

Gross floor area less than 2000m2

For this licence, you need a Certificate IV qualification, a builder reference, and two years of work experience if you have a Cert III in carpentry/bricklaying. If not, four years of experience under a registered builder is required.

Medium-rise

Max three storeys

This licence requires a diploma, three referee reports from three different builders, and two years of work experience if you hold a Cert III in carpentry or bricklaying. If not, you need four years of experience under a registered builder.

Big thanks to Builder Registration for helping myself through the process of becoming a registered builder. Their knowledge & experience is outstanding and really get you going in the right direction for what is required/needed throughout. A lot of hard work made easier thanks Builder Registration. Highly recommend for anyone looking to get their licence.

Joel Sinclair
Joel Sinclair
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How to get a builders licence QLD

Our team of building and licensing specialists are here to support you through the application process so you can achieve your licence.

Complete qualifications

Gain your Cert IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma, plus your Cert III in Carpentry or Bricklaying (if required).

Get pre-approval or a personalised pathway

If you meet the eligibility criteria, we can handle the entire application on your behalf. If not, we can develop a path forward to help you become eligible in the near future.

Prepare and submit application to QBCC

We’ll gather all relevant documents with your assistance before preparing and submitting your builder licence application to the QBCC.

Get your builder’s licence

Upon successful completion of your application, the QBCC will grant you your licence. You’ll then be recognised as a registered builder in Queensland in your licence class.

How we can help

Dedicated support officer

You will be matched with an experienced Client Support Officer who will work closely with you to put together your application.

Apply with confidence

The QBCC licence application can be overwhelming if you're unfamiliar with it - we'll handle all complexities on your behalf.

Reduce processing delays

Any missing application items can cause long delays - we'll ensure all information is accurate, thorough, and complete before submitting.

Post-licence support

Our team of qualified builders will provide ongoing support after you get licensed so you can ask any questions when out on-site.

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 happy clients

We’ve helped builders across the country prepare and submit their application forms. Here’s why they recommend us.

Builders licence QLD cost

We offer flexible fees that can be tailored to you depending on which stage of the application process you are in.

Payment plans

Pay in monthly instalments rather than upfront.

Pay for what you need

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

No nasty surprises

We're transparent with our fees so you won't be left out of pocket.

Application support fees

$1,500 +GST
 
inc GST
Your dedicated Client Support Officer will handle your application preparation and lodgement to the QBCC. Note: there are additional costs if qualifications are required.

Includes:

  • Full application handling 
  • Gathering of all relevant documents 
  • Personal guidance and advice
  • Qualification checks 
  • Application review prior to submitting
  • QBCC knowledge and insights
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Meet the Builder Registration team

Within our team, you'll find certified builders, client support officers, sales executives, customer service operators, and more. We’re a large team who all share the same goal - to help you walk away with your builder’s licence in hand.

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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Here are some of our commonly asked questions about getting your builder's licence in QLD.

Contact us

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

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

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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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