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Getting Your Builder's Licence

Requirements for becoming a licenced builder vary from state to state, and depend on what kind of building licence you are after. For example, in Queensland there are different licence categories for residential building and commercial building.

No matter which state you live in, or which licence you need, you need to get the relevant qualification and experience.

That's why studying on the job is so important. We recommend doing on-site training using our on-line system as the best way to get licenced. You can study when and where it suits you, on any work-site, at any time. You don't need to wait for classes, or even travel.

GBI's Certificate IV Building and Construction and Diploma in Building and Construction courses contain hundreds of multi-media video lessons demonstrating techniques and concepts, and interviews with professionals. Our training includes hundreds of professional documents, spreadsheets and checklists to help you become a professional builder.

The best thing about GBI courses is the high quality information on green building and sustainability. Completing a GBI building course trains you in the latest environmental management techniques, sustainable materials, and information to help you become a leader in your industry. Its ideal for site managers and professionals on Green Star projects and developments, Passive House projects, and any project using innovative designs and materials.

Recognition of Prior Learning

This process, also known as RPL, gives you credit for what you already know about building. To apply for RPL you need to have;

  • A minimum of two years experience as a site manager
  • A qualified supervisor or colleague who can provide a reference
  • Evidence of your work, such as a portfolio of documentation

You will need to answer the technical questions, and complete the challenge tests on-site and on-line. The assessor will give you credit for your existing skills, and then create a plan for you to complete the qualification through any gap-training.

Contact our team today to discuss your training options, and to find the course that meets your needs.



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