GETTING A BUILDERS LICENCE (CASE STUDY) - PART ONE
GETTING A BUILDERS LICENCE [CASE STUDY] - PART ONE
At License2Build (L2B) we help builder and trades navigate through licensing legislation and provide you with the bottom line about whether you can meet licensing requirements. Each and every one of our clients are unique. Every individual has varying work experience, qualifications and circumstances. There is NEVER a perfect fit or guarantee about whether a licence will be approved but we do guarantee that we will give your application the best chance of success.
Recently L2B prepared an application for a QLD Builder Medium Rise Licence. The applicant was qualified and had been working in a family building business for over 15 years. The family business undertook the construction of a variety of projects including multi-level residential projects ranging from 2 storeys to 6 storeys above car park. Working after school and during the holidays he was on site working for his Father in the building business. As time went on the applicant moved on to running and supervising sites under the instruction of his father, a licensed Open Builder. The applicant also obtained the Diploma in Building and Construction to formalise his on-site experience and knowledge.
On L2B’s assessment of the applicant’s skills, experience and qualifications, it was clear that the applicant met the necessary criteria to be entitled to a licence. L2B prepared the applicant’s work portfolio, reference statements and QBCC application forms. L2B was confident that the applicant’s application would result in a licence.
After many weeks, the licensing authority questioned the applicant’s work history and references resulting in an interview at the Commission’s Head Office. On behalf of our client, L2B requested reasons about their decision, the format and purpose of the interview, and offering to supply additional validating information. Unfortunately, those requests were not responded to and the licensing authority proceeded with its determination to interview the applicant. The interview was organised at very short notice to the applicant. The request for a face-to-face interview for an applicant with the Commission has historically been extremely rare and normally at the request of the applicant.
The applicant, a representative from L2B and QBCC attended the interview. The interview format was formal and was recorded via Dictaphone. Want to know what was included in the interview and whether our client obtained his licence?. Make sure you follow us to catch up with what happened in Part Two of this case study!
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