Apply for your Builder’s License

Do you want to take the next step in your career and become a registered builder?

Next Level Business Consulting can provide valuable assistance in obtaining your builder’s license.

We will help you create well-presented, clear, and concise applications. You can expect to receive approval after your first submission.

Obtaining a builder’s license is not easy, especially in Victoria, Australia.

Gone are the days when a good tradesman could simply apply for a Domestic Builder’s License. These days, a tradesman needs to be a good business operator, produce financial statements and cash flow projections, implement and document safety procedures, produce construction programs, and have sound construction knowledge. Maybe you have some (or all) of these skills—but producing a detailed application will still take time and experience.

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and Building Practitioners Board (BPB) have designed a thorough and complicated application process; this ensures that licenses are only awarded to builders whose businesses will stand the test of time.

Next Level can help you create the following items required for a Domestic Builder’s License in Victoria:

  • Application Form
    • This also includes your work history/previous projects.
  • Business Plan
    • We’ll work with you to create an organised and concise business plan so that you can effectively outline the details and objectives of your construction business.
  • Estimating Work Sheet
    • The presentation of a detailed worksheet proves that you’ve thought ahead and won’t be caught off-guard by any unwanted surprises at the end of a project.
  • OH&S – SWMS
    • The quality and detail of your SWMS’s demonstrates that you take OH & S seriously.
  • Quality Control Checklist
    • Next Level encourages all of our clients to utilise a Quality Control Checklist to avoid maintenance items and ensure the quality of their works is something to be proud of.
  • Resume
    • It’s probably been a long time since you’ve written a resume—but it’s required. Resume writing is usually easier if you have someone to ask you the right questions. Let Next Level revamp your old resume.
  • Schedule of Works (Construction Program)
    • Along with being a requirement, a construction program will help you track your projects and book your trades and suppliers in advance. Next Level can explain the benefits of construction programs—and help you make your own!
  • Health & Safety Co-ordination Plan
    • A thorough, detailed plan will demonstrate your ability to run a safe and clean worksite. If this plan does not comply with the current Worksafe Act, your application could be denied.
  • Major Domestic Building Contract
    • Creating a building contract that protects your business is a major requirement for anyone looking to become a registered builder.
  • Sustainable Building Procedures
    • Are you doing your part to reduce your business’ negative impact on the environment? Could you be doing more?
  • Site Photographs
    • Presenting your photos with additional information in an attractive layout will also display the professionalism of your business.
  • References – Technical & Character
    • Prove that your business is trustworthy with a strong collection of technical and character references.
  • Letter of Eligibility to Acquire Home Warranty Insurance.
    • We can help you find the right insurer to suit your projects and business size.

The feedback and coaching Matt provided during the application process for my builder registration was invaluable. Matt has extensive knowledge in the construction industry and a solid network of people to reach out to within the industry. This expertise really helped me during preparing for my builder registration as it gave me a more in depth insight into the challenges the industry faces and the key areas builders need to thrive in to succeed as a reputable builder. I would highly recommend Matt and the team to help take your business to the next level.

ILIJA Eagle Mount Group