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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:02 pm 
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I’m just wondering what license/qualifications you need to build residential for profit in Victoria
I'm an electrical contractor and I know under the electrical safety act its Illegal for anyone to do any sort of electrical work unlicensed and the only way to get license is by an apprenticeship end of story?
I assumed the building trade was the same.
Doing some research contemplating a career change to some form of drafting /house design path I come across this site
http://www.tradeinstitute.vic.edu.au/
And accordingly one can become a registered builder by doing a 36 week course assuringly Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) subject to conditions Building Commission of Victoria in which states you must have 3 years experience
Sorely this is open to corruption
I’m was also under the impression to build for profit one has to be a registered building Practitioner
but many trades are listed to be eligible to become a RBP including draftsmen??
So does this mean I can do a cert3 in drafting and become a RBP and go building houses??
What happened to the apprenticeship?
Am I missing something?


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:15 am 
My understanding is you are correct, you don't need to do an apprenticeship, just the 36 week course. Probably because not many would do a "building" apprenticeship, would do carpentry, etc, then become a builder.

Neighbour of the olds has just become a registered builder whilst working full time in an unrelated job. Not sure how he got round the 3 years experience.


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