1. ASK YOURSELF

Do I have the appropriate work experience to meet the

requirements of the VBA?

Requirement: Three years relevant industry experience to

match the category being applied for.

Do I have an appropriate building industry qualification

to meet the requirements of the board?

Requirement: Applicants will generally need to have either a Diploma or a

Certificate IV in Building and Construction, or a substantial history in building.


2. REGISTRATION APPLICATION

Am I familiar with the contents and work to be undertaken? Can I do it myself?

Requirement: The VBA application has various sections including: 40 page statement

of support, 30 page technical referee report plus all attachments including

certified qualifications, work history, Police check, 4 major builds, detailed

estimates, SWMS, quality control check lists, resume, health and safety plans

& financials.


3. HOME WARRANTY INSURANCE

Under the Domestic Building Contracts Act, building contracts exceeding

$16.000 must be accompanied by a proof of current Home Warranty Insurance.

This is expected with the registration application. Requirement: Obtaining a

limited letter of eligibility for the registration process is a fairly simple process,

depending on who you apply through.


4. SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION

The Victorian Building Authority will write to you giving notice that your

application has been accepted or if it requires further attention.


5. STUDY FOR TESTS AT THE VICTORIAN BUILDING AUTHORITY

Make sure you understand the technical side NCC and the Australian Standards

1684 & 2870. You need to achieve a score of 70% to pass these assessments.


6. STUDY FOR ONE-ON-ONE ASSESSMENT

Study Plan – don’t expect to pass if you don’t devote the time.

THIS IS THE SERIOUS PART!

We have done our work, now it is up to you to devote DEDICATED, regular study

time, using our questions and your books (NCC, Building Act, Building Regulations

and Standards).


7. COMPLETE ONE-ON-ONE ASSESSMENT

Make sure that you know the NCC, the legislation, the Australian Standards and

that you are generally well prepared.

This is likely to be a three – four hour assessment on the five competencies:

  • Building Technology
  • Business Management
  • Building Works Management (Operational)
  • Building Works Management (Supervision)
  • Legislation & Contracts

8. ASSESSOR FEEDBACK

Take instructions from the assessor as to whether or not he is going to recommend

you for registration, or whether or not you need to take further steps.

Not everybody passes the first time around.


9. FINALLY

Let’s catch up and review how the assessment went and what strategies need

to be put in place from here.

Remember: Be persistent and you will get registered!

The BR team.