In Australia, builders must prove they know the right information in order to receive a Victorian Builders Licence. Once a builder goes through the necessary process to accomplish this, he or she is a registered builder. Without this licence, you will have difficulty establishing your business as a legitimate one and, in some cases, will not be allowed to work on various jobs. We discuss this process in detail in the following details to further your understanding of it.
Basic Process of Applying for a Victorian Builders Licence
You must first file your application for the licence. During this part of the process, you will need to include OH&S requirements, your business plan, checklists, site plan, SWMS and working drawings with an in-depth construction schedule and estimates. In addition, you will need to submit an outline of sustainable building practices and a domestic building contract that you complete in the correct manner. Along with the above information, you need to include a Letter of Eligibility drawn up by your accredited insurer and provide written permission for a police check. All this must gain the approval of the Victorian Building Authority or VBA. If you do not present all your information correctly, your application may be returned or additional facts requested. There also is a registration fee.
Examinations Occur after the Authority Accepts Your Application
Within about four weeks of the acceptance of your application, you will need to take the Builders Register examination that is computer based. It contains about 50 multiple-choice questions along with two building plans. The entire exam requires about two hours to complete, and you will only pass it if you achieve at least, 70 percent on each section.
Once you pass your exam, an interview with the Domestic Competency Assessor is the next step in receiving your licence. You must prepare for this interview since it covers a variety of topics ranging from legal requirements to the National Construction Code or NCC. On top of this, you must take along all relevant documents that support your application. The length of the interview typically is about two hours. If all goes well, your application will be recommended for final approval.
How ‘Builders Licence Made Easy’ Will Help You
Our Company will provide you with all the information you need to become a registered builder successfully the first time through the above process. We include questions and answers to prepare you for your exam, and they are accessible online. You will receive testing scores to verify if your answers are correct. On top of this, we provide practice plan tests that include 16 different plans or drawings. Along with all the above, we provide an interview knowledge pack to ensure that you also succeed with your interview. Consult with us before you attempt to receive your licence from the VBA.