SakoParticipant@sakoJoin Date: 2019Post Count: 13
I am interested in becoming a builder (my background is in completely different industry) by obtaining my building license so that I can build for people and to develop my own investment properties on the side.
So my question is:
What does it really take to obtain the license (Note: looking to operate in Melbourne) ? Course, Experience, Cost , Exams ??Scott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,850
@sako – what do you mean by ‘becoming a builder’?
The building industry is very wide – there are jobs at all levels from unskilled labourers, semi-skilled trades (concretors, gyprockers, landscapers etc), general tradies (brickies, painters, chippies, metalworkers, stonemasons, plasterers, floor layers, plumbers, sparkies etc), professional builders (project managers, site managers, site engineers, estimators, contracts administrators, quantity surveyors) and more. Each bod calls themselves ‘a builder’.
To get a builders licence as a minimum you’ll need to complete a trade (4 yr apprenticeship) then get your Cert IV in building and after suitable experience (diarised etc), then you can apply for a licence.
Make enquiries through HIA or Master Builders Vic.