Western Australia's Building Services Board, a division of the Building Commission has no specific requirements as to a carpentry licence, however, only registered building practitioners / building contractors may do building work that:
- exceeds $20,000 in value,
- is performed in the prescribed area,
- requires a building permit,
- is regulated under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011
Individuals, partnerships, as well as companies entering into contracts with consumers to provide construction or building-related services exceeding the value of $20,000 for restricted building work must register as contractors. Individuals must also be registered to qualify as nominated supervisors for contractors.
General qualifications required to be registered as a building practitioner, include:
- Diploma of Building Construction (CPC50210) or any equivalent qualification
- Relevant construction and carpentry experience
You may choose from 5 different registration sets or pathways, based on your experience and qualifications.
To qualify as a building contractor, you must have the following qualifications:
- Meeting the organisational or financial requirements for a business or service.
- Nominating a registered building practitioner as building work supervisor.
- Compliance with the conditions and rules of registration.
How to Apply
In order to be registered as a building practitioner, you must:
- Fill out the application form based on your chosen set (1-5) and forward to the Building Commission.
- Submit the supporting documents along with your application form.
- Pay the required fees.
In order to be registered as a building contractor, you must:
- Use the Individual, Partnership, or Company/Body Corporate application form.
- Supply the information required by your application.
- Pay the registration and application fees.
For more information for the current licensing requirements in Western Australia, click here.