For tradespeople who want to do:
Any building work
Additions ltd to residential National Construction Code Class 1 - 10
Alterations & renovations
Residential building work ltd to National Construction Code Class 1 - 10
Transportable building construction and installation
This course is for anyone applying for a contractor licence which DOES NOT include any of the conditions from Part 1 - General Building Work Option 1 (e.g. trade/specified or commercial building work)
These trades applicable for this course:
Civil and Commercial building licences
We offer two courses approved by Consumer Business Affairs South Australia
The eligibility criteria for obtaining a building work contractor’s licence in South Australia encompass individuals, business partnerships, and companies. However, certain restrictions apply to those with legal impediments affecting their work or business operations. For instance, individuals declared bankrupt, businesses under financial receivership, or those holding suspended trade or business licences are ineligible to apply.
Building work contractors in South Australia bear a significant responsibility for adhering to building codes and standards, ensuring the safety of workers and occupants, and maintaining the integrity of the project. Additionally, they must possess technical expertise and practical skills in their respective fields.
Supervision of building work is an integral aspect of the contractor’s role. All building projects, regardless of scale, must be overseen by a registered building work supervisor. This individual is responsible for monitoring the construction process, ensuring compliance with regulations, and addressing any safety concerns. Companies applying for a contractor licence must nominate a designated building work supervisor. Alternatively, individuals applying for a contractor licence can simultaneously register as supervisors.
The application process for a building work contractor’s licence involves submitting a completed application form, providing relevant documentation, and demonstrating the necessary qualifications and experience. The required documentation includes:
The application fee for a building work contractor’s licence varies depending on the licence class. Processing times typically range from 10 to 20 business days, but this can vary depending on the complexity of the application and the volume of submissions.
To maintain their licence in good standing, building work contractors must:
The South Australian government provides valuable resources and support to building work contractors, including:
Navigating the process of obtaining a building work contractor’s licence in South Australia requires careful consideration of eligibility criteria, completion of application procedures, and adherence to ongoing requirements. By following the guidelines outlined in this blog and utilizing the available resources, aspiring contractors can successfully embark on their journey in the construction industry.
A building work contractor’s licence allows you to carry out building work in South Australia. Building work is defined as any work that involves the construction, alteration, removal, or demolition of a building or structure. This includes work on houses, apartments, offices, factories, sheds, and other structures.
To be eligible for a building work contractor’s licence, you must have the relevant qualifications, knowledge, and experience.
You must also hold a current National Police Certificate and comply with relevant solvency requirements.
There are three classes of building work contractor’s licences:
This is the highest class of licence and allows you to carry out any type of building work, including major residential construction.
This licence allows you to carry out most types of building work, but does not include major residential construction.
This is the lowest class of licence and allows you to carry out minor building work only.
Speak to one of our team to learn more your options