NSW Government Fair Trading regulates the registration and licensing of builders and other tradespeople. NSW requires a licence for any building or general trade work exceeding $5,000 including materials and labour.
One of the following qualifications are needed for tradespeople wishing to qualify for a carpentry licence:
CPC30208 Certificate III in Carpentry or CPC32008 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry or CPC32011 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
BCG30203 Certificate III in Carpentry
Qualification 10888 Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry)- Housing Trade TAFE Course #2192
BCG30798 Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry – Framework/Formwork/Finishing) TAFE course #7078
Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery Trade TAFE Course #5158
Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery Trade TAFE Course #2149
How to Apply
You can find the application forms for your carpentry licence on the under Builder and Tradespeople forms, on the NSW Fair Trading website. Submit the following:
Completed application form and checklist for Individual Applicants – Other Building and Trade Work Categories.
Proof of identity which shows a current photo, date of birth and signature, as well as your current address.