1. ASK YOURSELF
DO I HAVE THE APPROPRIATE WORK EXPERIENCE TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE VBA?
Requirement: Three years of relevant industry experience to match the category being applied for.
Do I have an appropriate building industry qualification to meet the requirements of the board?
Requirement: Applicants will generally need to have either a Diploma or a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, or a substantial history in building.
2. REGISTRATION APPLICATION
Am I familiar with the contents and work to be undertaken? Can I do it myself?
Requirement: The VBA application has various sections including 40-page statement of support, 30-page technical referee report plus all attachments including certified qualifications, work history, Police check, 4 major builds, detailed estimates, SWMS, quality control checklists, resume, health and safety plans & financials.
3. HOME WARRANTY INSURANCE
Under the Domestic Building Contracts Act, building contracts exceeding
$16.000 must be accompanied by a proof of current Home Warranty Insurance.
This is expected with the registration application. Requirement: Obtaining a limited letter of eligibility for the registration process is a fairly simple process, depending on who you apply through.
4. SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION
The Victorian Building Authority will write to you giving notice that your application has been accepted or if it requires further attention.
5. STUDY FOR TESTS AT THE VICTORIAN BUILDING AUTHORITY
Make sure you understand the technical side NCC and the Australian Standards 1684 & 2870. You need to achieve a score of 70% to pass these assessments.
6. STUDY FOR ONE-ON-ONE ASSESSMENT
Study Plan – don’t expect to pass if you don’t devote the time.
THIS IS THE SERIOUS PART!
We have done our work, now it is up to you to devote DEDICATED, regular study time, using our questions and your books (NCC, Building Act, Building Regulations and Standards).
7. COMPLETE ONE-ON-ONE ASSESSMENT
Make sure that you know the NCC, the legislation, the Australian Standards and that you are generally well prepared.
This is likely to be a three – four assessment on the five competencies:
- Building Technology
- Business Management
- Building Works Management (Operational)
- Building Works Management (Supervision)
- Legislation & Contracts
8. ASSESSOR FEEDBACK
Take instructions from the assessor as to whether or not he is going to recommend you for registration, or whether or not you need to take further steps.
Not everybody passes the first time around.
Let’s catch up and review how the assessment went and what strategies need to be put in place from here.
Remember: Be persistent and you will get registered!
The BR team.
Builder Registration have the systems in place to help you get your Builder's Licence.
Proven systems and highly trained staff to help you reach your goal in getting registered and thrive in your chosen field. We help you prepare for the test and know your stuff when you get to it through training and guidance.