Customers can refuse to pay tradies who work unlicensed. Fines of up to $20,000 can also be imposed. This guide takes tradies through the steps to apply for their license, and the reasons why its worth the effort!
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI) NUMBER?
From 1 January 2015 all students will be required to have a USI, because…government. This is a requirement for all courses, including the White Card and Contractors Licence courses.
It’s easy…follow these 6 simple steps
STEP 1: Have at least one form of ID ready: Driver’s License, Australian Passport, Medicare Card, Birth Certificate, Visa (with non-Australian Passport), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.
STEP 2: Have your personal contact details ready: Address, email and/or phone number.
STEP 4: Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps.
STEP 5: Write your unique number down and keep it somewhere handy and safe.
STEP 6: Bring this number with you when you enrol.
Almost half of the people working in the building and construction industry, do not have a formal qualification. For many, they have been working on sites for years, and have extensive experience. That knowledge and experience can be recognised with a formal qualification. The benefits of this include making it easier to obtain a builders or contractors licence, receiving formal validation of your experience and, during tough times, a spring board to further training. Attached is an RPL information guide that gives you all the information about the process. As always, you can call us at any time to discuss!
We still have places available for experienced tradespeople to gain a Certificate III in Bricklaying, Tiling, Solid Plastering or Wall & Ceiling Lining. There is no cost for this, but you do need to invest time in preparing your application and proving your experience. For more information, please refer to this RPL Flyer