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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.

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Michael Clemenger and Cockram Construction Commercial builder

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Johnson Homes Domestic Builder

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

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. The following table outlines what Master Builders does and does not record.

VBA CPD Points Information

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  • Diploma, certificate and short-courses available
  • Simulation training available in leadership and communication testing

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