In Tasmania, trade licences are issued by the Department of Justice. While there is no specific carpentry licence, the trade falls under the building work category, which covers building construction and repair. To carry out any building work that exceeds $5,000 (incl. labour and materials) a registered owner-builder or accredited builder must supply a building permit. Unaccredited building practitioners or tradespeople may carry out building work valued below $5,000, even if the work requires a building permit.
Builder accreditation in Tasmania is categories as follows:
- Construction Manager
- Fire Protection Services
The work can be categorised as follows:
- Low Rise
- Medium Rise
Accredited building practitioners must:
- Meet certain qualifications applicable to their specific builder class or category
- Have significant experience
- Undergo annual professional development and training
- Carry insurance
How to Apply
In order to apply for building practitioner accreditation, you must:
- Complete the Building Practitioner Application Form
- Choose a builder class
- Indicate your experience and relevant qualifications
- Submit supporting documents
- Submit a resume and two detailed references
- Include the appropriate Net Tangible Asset Statement applicable to your builder class
- Submit your fees (($183.60 application cost and $367.20 annual accreditation cost = $550.80)
- Attend an interview.
Lodge your application at your nearest Service Tasmania shop.
For more information for the current licensing requirements in Tasmania, click here.