NSW Fair Trading provides all licensing for builders and tradespeople that carry out work in the building industry in New South Wales.

In order to apply for a NSW builders licence (contractor licence in building), you must have the required qualifications and experience as directed by NSW Fair Trading.

Find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder on the NSW Fair Trading website.


For tradespeople in NSW looking to apply for their builders licence, Master Builders offers various pathways for you to get the qualifications you need to apply for your builders licence. 

We not only provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with onsite assessments, we also provide workshop-based training and assessment at our dedicated training facility.

Based on your current experience, you might be able to consider the following qualification pathways on offer at Master Builders:

Upon successful completion of any of the above qualification pathways, you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification, with which you can use towards applying for your builders licence.

Contact us today to find out more about how Master Builders can help you get qualified.


Why Choose Us?

  1. Quality - we care about our industry
  2. Recognition - we are respected by the industry
  3. Affordability - we offer cost-effective courses


Quality Training

We (Australian Institute of Waterproofing) are very lucky to have co-joined with the MBA NSW in the training of waterproofers and likeminded professionals via the Cert III course which has been expanded on by the MBA NSW in its presentation and is by far the most professional and thorough of its type in Australia at present.

President of AIW

Simple Process

I was guided through a very simple process that allowed me to have all my years of experience recognised with the formal qualification I needed. I highly recommend the Master Builders to anyone looking to formalise their onsite work experience.

Marco Wendl
Director of High Q Trades

"Fantastic Service"

All the staff and assessors at the MBA have been very helpful and I highly recommend anyone interested in obtaining a building qualification.

Sam Dabboussy
Director of Hemisphere Interiors

"Industry focus"

We have worked with the Master Builders Association now for several years and have found that they best suit our needs. They provide quality training and good service with an industry focus that suits the needs of our franchisees.

Brendan Green
CEO of Hire A Hubby

"Was really happy with the course"

Was really happy with the course and the extent of the things we learnt and put into practice. Will always make sure im usings the correct products and procedures after being taught the right way to do things.

Waterproofing course graduate