Tradies wanting to apply for a builders or contractor’s license will need to complete more training courses. Currently, applicants are required to complete 2 business courses. From 1 July 2020 this will increase to 6 business courses. The change has been brought in to try to reduce the number of building companies going out of business
|Units required before 30 June 2020||Units required after 1 July 2020|
|BSBSMB421 Manage small business||BSBSMB421 Manage small business|
|CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects||CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work|
|CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract|
|CPCCBC4024A Resolve Business Disputes|
The new rules will apply to the state’s building work contractor’s licences, which cover new home building, renovations and other residential building work
There are four new mandatory subject areas – costing, construction planning, contract administration and dispute resolution – adding to the two existing pre-requisites of small business finance and legal requirements in construction.
The changes will apply to licence applications lodged after June 30. Builders will also be required to produce a certificate of eligibility for building indemnity insurance, after undergoing a “pre-check” by an insurance company.
“When applying for a certificate of eligibility, the insurer will undertake a comprehensive examination of the business’s finances, with a view to determining whether the business as a whole is viable,” Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said.
The 4 additional units are part of the Certificate IV in Building & Construction. Whilst these units are worthwhile, we recommend applying for licenses prior to the 1 July change. This will save time and money. The other courses can always be completed at a later date. Click here to book