TRADE QUALIFICATIONS &
LICENSING PATHWAYS

Why do I need to be licenced?

You must have a contractor licence before you contract, sub-contract or advertise to do residential building work where the reasonable market cost of the labour and materials is more than $5,000 (including GST). For more information on this you can visit NSW Fair Trading directly by following the link below.

Getting Your Builders Licence in NSW

If you are looking to get qualifications for builders licence then you have come to the right place. Master Builders is the Building Industry Association in NSW and as such takes responsibility to ensure that builders have access to the best learning resources in NSW. Part of this responsibility means ensuring we provide licensing pathways for those who need to be qualified and training to ensure the quality of those employed in the industry.  It also means support to those on the pathway to obtaining a building qualification (Certificate IV in Building & Construction), as well as supporting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of current builders in the industry.

Getting Trades Qualification & Licences

One of the many services that Master Builders Education Centre provides is trades licensing pathways. Our range of trades is expansive, including waterproofing, painting, tiling, carpentry and bricklaying to name but a few. For trades people in NSW looking to gain their builders licence or trades qualification, we not only provide recognition of prior learning (RPL) with onsite assessments, we also provide general training for things such as pre-purchase home inspections. Based in Baulkham Hills and servicing all of NSW, our trades training courses, such as carpentry and waterproofing, focus on hands-on experience and practical-based classes that are designed around the work hours of a typical tradesperson. Whether you want to gain a Certificate III in your trade have an enquiry about your building certificate, or are looking to add valuable trade skills to your current resume, we can help you.

NSW Government Smart and Skilled Program

Master Builders offers government-subsidised training and assessment programs under Smart and Skilled through our contract with the NSW Government (Department of Industry).

Find out more about the Smart and Skilled programs we have on offer and if you are eligible.

For more detailed information, visit the Smart and Skilled website.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Any person in Australia who is undertaking a vocational education and training qualification or course is required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). All students applying to undertake a course with MBA NSW MUST supply their USI during enrolment.

Obtaining your USI is a quick and easy process - go to www.usi.gov.au. The process should only take a couple of minutes.

Master Builders Participant Handbook

This Participant Handbook is designed to help inform you of the policies and procedures that Master Builders and its participants agree to follow. This is to ensure that you receive quality products and services as well as an understanding of the content and regulations that govern all parties under the VET Quality Framework.

Download Master Builders Participant Handbook

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