GETTING A BUILDERS LICENCE (CASE STUDY) - PART TWO

So what does it take to get a builder licence?  In Part One of our case study we provided an overview of what License2Build (L2B) would describe as a “perfect” applicant for a builder licence.  Qualified, stacks of appropriate experience and validation of that experience from existing licensed builders.

Our last article left off where the applicant and a representative from L2B attended the Commission’s Head Office for an interview.  QBCC representatives were the Licensing Manager and a Building Inspector as a technical expert.

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The interview took about an hour.  During the interview various aspects of the application were questioned.  Some of the issues and questions raised included:

  • Competency assessment and recognition of prior learning

  • Proof of employment and roles within employment

  • The appropriate weight of providing references from family members

  • Content of work history and reference statements

  • QBCC documents, templates and information to support applicants on the QBCC website for Builder Licence Applications

  • Building Code Classes of Building and Types of Construction

  • Everyday supervision of subcontractors

  • Common problems which may result in defective building work

  • Fire resisting construction

  • Reference to Building Codes, Australian Standards and Manufacturer’s Specifications

  • Standards and tolerances

  • Building products and standards

  • A range of other technical building code and standards questions

Our client exceeded in the interview process.  There was never a doubt from L2B’s perspective that the applicant would not be able to meet the acceptable industry and Government standards to meet the requirements. A few days later our client’s Builder – Medium Rise licence was approved!

Our client exceeded in the interview process.  There was never a doubt from L2B’s perspective that the applicant would not be able to meet the acceptable industry and Government standards to meet the requirements. A few days later our client’s Builder – Medium Rise licence was approved!!

At L2B we are committed and dedicated to ensuring that only those tradies and builders that have a legitimate right to licence are supported through the process.  Even where hurdles or setbacks are experienced, L2B is there until the very end of the process.  Regardless of whether it takes a review of decision internally or through more formal channels, L2B will be there.

L2B provides the bottom line.  We commit until the end; we do not give up and we do not shy away from difficult or technical cases.

In our next case study, we will share our experiences with the ever changing licensing environment and additional validation and processes that you many encounter on your licensing journey.

Rebecca Tonkes