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
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
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.
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.