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Steps to becoming a registered builder

Did you know that to engage in work directly for a client that is worth more than $10,000 you are required to be registered?

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Qualified tradeperson
  • Completed your apprenticeship with an accredited training organisation

  • You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience

  • Work under $10,000 direct for consumer
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Uni/TAFE graduate
  • Completed a high education in Building and Construction
  • You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience
  • Work under $10,000 direct for consumer
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Experience
  • Working with a registered builder to gain experience in all aspects of building work
  • Experience includes end-to-end construction in classes 1 and 10
  • Experience must be in the area of registration that you are seeking
  • Hands on practical experience
  • Work as a project supervisor or site foreman
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Qualification

To apply for registration the Victorian Building Authority requires you to have completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction

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VBA application
  • Submit a hard copy application to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), attend the computer based test and the interview assessment
  • A Victorian VBA panel will grant your registration
Qualified tradesperson

Completed your apprenticeship with an accredited training organisation. You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience Work under $10,000 direct for consumer.

Registered Domestic Builder

Persons registered in the class of Domestic Builder (Unlimited) are responsible for carrying out, or managing or arranging the carrying out of all components of domestic building work for the construction, renovation, improvement or maintenance of a home (class 1, 2 and 4 buildings, and associated class 10 buildings, as classified in the Building Code of Australia).

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Qualified tradeperson
  • Completed your apprenticeship with an accredited training organisation

  • You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience

  • Work under $10,000 direct for consumer
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Uni/TAFE graduate
  • Completed a high education in Building and Construction
  • You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience
  • Work under $10,000 direct for consumer
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Experience
  • Working with a registered builder to gain experience in all aspects of building work
  • Experience includes end-to-end construction in classes 2-9
  • Experience must be in the area of registration that you are seeking
  • Hands on practical experience
  • Work as a project supervisor or site foreman
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Qualification

To apply for registration the Victorian Building Authority requires you to have completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction

×
VBA application
  • Submit a hard copy application to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), attend the computer based test and the interview assessment 
  • A Victorian VBA panel will grant your registration
Tradesperson

Completed your apprenticeship with an accredited training organisation. You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience Work under $10,000 direct for consumer

Registered Commercial Builder

A registered Commercial Builder is responsible for managing and arranging the carrying out of all components of building work for the construction of commercial buildings and structures (Class 2–9 buildings and structures, and Class 10b buildings not associated with a domestic building, as classified by the Building Code of Australia)

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Qualified tradeperson
  • Completed your apprenticeship with an accredited training organisation

  • You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience

  • Work under $10,000 direct for consumer
×
Experience
  • Working with a registered builder to gain experience in all aspects of building work
  • Experience includes end-to-end construction in classes 1 and 10
  • Experience must be in the area of registration that you are seeking
  • Hands on practical experience
  • Work as a project supervisor or site foreman
×
Qualification

To apply for registration the Victorian Building Authority requires you to have completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction

×
VBA application
  • Submit a hard copy application to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), attend the computer based test and the interview assessment
  • A Victorian VBA panel will grant your registration
Qualified tradesperson

Completed your apprenticeship with an accredited training organisation. You are now working with a registered builder gaining practical experience Work under $10,000 direct for consumer.

Limited Registered builder

A person registered in a limited domestic builder class may be Limited to carrying out, or managing or arranging the carrying out components of domestic building work limited to their classes of domestic building work

Have you previously been a Registered Builder?

Are you trade qualified?

Do you have 3 years experience in the building and construction industry? (not including time spent in an apprenticeship)

Have you worked under a registered builder?

Have you completed a Certificate IV or Diploma in Building and Construction?

Have you worked as a project manager?

Please complete this questionnaire and a representative from Master Builders will be in touch.

Learn more about the Victorian Building Authority

Now that we have a good overview of your experience, please enter your contact details for a Master Builders Representative to call you back.

Upcoming Events

A forum for high-profile, professional guest speakers to share their specialist knowledge. A chance to ask questions.

MBV Barefoot Bowls 03 DEC
Trade Night

2021 Barefoot Bowls Traralgon

Join us at the Traralgon Bowls Club for a fun afternoon of bowls and networking.
Get together

When: From 2:00pm to 5:00pm Where: Corner Gwalia Street & Liddiard Road Traralgon 3844
Members: Free Non-Members: Not Available
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MBV Barefoot Bowls Geelong 10 DEC
Trade Night

2021 Barefoot Bowls Geelong

Join us at the City of Geelong Bowls Club for a fun afternoon of bowls and networking.
Get together

When: From 2:00pm to 5:00pm Where: 7/9 Ballarat Road North Geelong 3215
Members: Free Non-Members: Not Available
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International Womens Day 2021 08 MAR
Industry Breakfast

2022 International Women's Day Breakfast

Master Builders Victoria welcomes you to attend the 2022 MBV International Women’s Day Event on Tuesday,

When: From 7:30am to 10:00am Where: Olympic Boulevard MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Members: $120.00 Non-Members: $150.00
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Meet some registered builders

Here's what some members have to say about being a registered builder and the benefits of their Master Builders membership

Siemens Construction Home builder

Since joining Master Builders Mr Kousari has made the most of products and services on offer.

Johnson Homes Domestic Builder

Tony Johnson has spent decades working in the Bendigo region on quality home builds and renovations.

Davin Bake builder Housing builder

Bendigo based home builder Davin Bake has had an eventful couple of years. The softly spoke 43-year-old is one of those tradespeople...

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an initiative driven by the Building Commission in Victoria. The program is available to all Registered Building Practitioners in Victoria.

CPD is about keeping up with changes in the industry and gaining the skills and knowledge that will enable you to effectively operate and grow your business.

Under the program it is recommended that practitioners earn a specified number of CPD points through participating in a range of learning opportunities and activities. Activities include occupational health and safety and business skills training, meeting attendance, apprentice supervision, Trade Nights etc.

Master Builders keeps track of all CPD points accrued by members through participation in Master Builders CPD activities.

Master Builders Training

  • Locations all over Melbourne and Victoria
  • Diploma, certificate and short-courses available
  • Simulation training available in leadership and communication testing

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