NSW Owner-Builder Course


How long is the course?
The noninal duration of the course is:
a) If supervised face-to-face: 16 hours plus 20 hours self-directed study, or
b) If via distance learning: 40-50 hours of self-driected study.

When do i need to complete an owner-builder course?
The NSW Office of Fair Trading (Services NSW) requires all persons seeking to apply for an Owner-Builder Permit, where the total commercial value of works (labour and materials, inc. GST) exceeds $20,000 to provide proof of approved qulaified training.

From 15th July 2015 - Present
From the 15th July 2015, owner-builders will need to provide evidence of training for the following compulsory units of competency;
  1. CPCCOHS2001A - Apply WHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry
  2. CPCCCM2001A - Read and Interpret Plans
  3. CPCCCM1011A - Undertake Basic Estimation and Costing
  4. CPCCCM1013A - Plan and Organize Work
  5. CPCCCM1014A - Conduct Workplace Communication

Absolute Education's NSWOBOFT course contains these compulsory units of training. Once you finish the course....
Upon satisfactory completion of the owner-builder and white-card courses, students will receive a Nationally Recognised "Statement of Attainment" with which they can apply to the NSW Office of Fair Trading (Services NSW) for their owner-builder permit.

Services NSW will issue the permit over the counter usually within 20-30 minutes.

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