NSW Fair Trading regulates trade licensing. All building contractors and general concreters must be licensed before carrying out any work valued at $1,000 or more.
General concreting includes:
Concrete laying or placement
Falsework / formwork erection
Exposed aggregate work
Concrete retaining walls
Exposed aggregate work
Pebblecreting or similar projects
Excavation in preparation for general concreting (which doesn't require a licenced excavator or builder)
Some exceptions exist, including:
Building concrete retaining walls will require structural landscaping approval.
Excavations that threaten the structural integrity of the said structure or a nearby structure.
Applicants wishing to qualify for a NSW general concreting licence must have completed at least one of the following qualifications:
Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework (CPC31511) or Certificate III in Concreting (CPC30311 or CPC30313)
Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework or Certificate III in Concreting (BCG30303)
Certificate III in Concreting (CPC30308 or CPC31508)
Certificate III in Construction Carpentry (TAFE course 4428)
Certificate III in Construction Carpentry, Trade TAFE course #8044 (Qualification 90203)
Certificate III in Construction Carpentry, Trade TAFE course #7906 (Qualification 11770)
How to Apply
Follow these steps to apply for a NSW general concreting licence:
Obtain the required application forms by visiting -
your local Government Access Centre, or
the Builder and Tradespeople Forms website, or
Complete the requirements on the mandatory checklist.
Visit your nearest Service NSW or Government Access Centre to lodge the application together with the supporting documents.
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