What does it mean to be a Master Tradesman?
- Recognition of trade qualified & experienced sub-contractors to separate them from the “cowboys” of the industry;
- Recognition of holding a current DB-L registration
- Recognition of raising standards of membership in the Building Industry
- Recognition of their years of experience in the building industry
- Recognition of their achievements, the prestige of belonging to a category of membership that they can be proud to be associated with.
- Recognition by the consumer, as engaging the services of a registered, trade qualified tradesman – promoting consumer confidence within the industry!
If an existing Master Builder member has employees he wants to recommend to go through to become Master Tradesman, can he do this under his existing membership?
No. The member can certainly recommend his sub-contractors to become Master Tradesman; however each sub-contractor would be required to take out an individual membership – MT – Sub-contractor - $425 cost. If the sub-contractor wishes to do the Master Tradesman Registrations Course (DB-L) they will pay the member fee of $550.
What is the importance of holding a DB-L registration?
- The Building Act states all work over $5,000 in value – materials and labour inclusive, must be undertaken by a Registered Building Practitioner.
- Allows the person to operate under his own registration according to which DB-L category he holds
- As with all registrations, it is a way of “cleaning up the industry” and making the consumer aware to engage the services of a suitably qualified person to undertake their work.
Does this apply to Domestic or Commercial – sub-contractors?
What is the criteria required for becoming a Master Tradesman?
- If trade qualified with 3 years experience in relevant trade,or if no trade qualification, 7 years experience;
- Hold current DB-L registration with the Building Practitioners Board
- 6 references – min of 2 from employers or registered building practitioners; Remaining 4 from clients, suppliers, existing Master Builder members or relevant industry professionals
What makes the Master Tradesman different from a Sub-contractor and why should a consumer choose a MT over a Sub-contractor?
- Stand out from the rest
- Master Tradesman are trade qualified
- Master Tradesman are experienced practitioners and hold a current DB-L registration with the Building Practitioners Board
- Master Tradesman have greater recognition as competent tradesmen in our industry;