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.
Please contact your state’s licensing body for up to date information as requirements do change. Skills Certified Australia is not an RTO or licensing body