Construction of Shade Structures Licence

04 Aug Construction of Shade Structures Licence

If you have a wide range of experience in shade structures providing protection from sun and light rain in places such as  playgrounds, swimming pools or other areas where sun protection is desirable but haven’t completed your qualification for whatever reason, than you’re in the right place. Getting your trade skills recognised is simple, fast and headache free! We will help you attain the right units you need for a Nationally Recognised Units and Contractor’s licence.

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 3 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (such as plans, surveys, contracts, tender documents, invoices, variation contracts, hand over document’s, minor/major work documents etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed tradesmen in your industry
  • photos and videos of your work covering the various stages of non-habitable building structures. Include some of you wearing your PPE gear.
  • overseas qualifications
  • Proof of purchases such as invoices, purchase orders or receipts relating to work purchases
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
  • Any other evidence
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised and issued by a Qualify Me! partner college. Now you can grab that licence!


Upon successful completion of Construction of Shade Structures RPL Program you will be awarded Nationally Recognised Qualifications in:

  • CPC30316 Certificate III in Carpentry



VBA Domestic restricted licence: Construction of Shade Structures

Scope of Work

This component of domestic building work is limited to the construction of shade structures for homes. Shade structures provide protection from sun and light rain, and are often found in playgrounds and over swimming pools or other areas where sun protection is desirable. A shade structure is an open structure consisting of a post or posts, or an anchoring mechanism, and a roof covering made of fabric. Under certain conditions, a shade structure may be considered a pergola so does not require a building permit. In this case, the shade sail must be constructed to resist the loads to which it may be subject, and to ensure it does not adversely affect a building to which it is attached

Qualification Requirement

There is no qualification specified for this licence, however can be gathered that holding the following Statement of Attainments will aid your application for a Construction of Shade Structures.

If you have successfully completed the following qualification, you will satisfy some of the technical knowledge required for Construction of Shade Structures work:

• CPC30316 Certificate III in Carpentry

Experience Requirement

You must have capacity to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities in a competent manner and to a professional standard:

  • setting out and preparing the site according to plan specifications
  • carrying out or managing the excavations of the site required for the work
  • establishing the levels and preparing footings when required
  • carrying out or managing the erection of the frames, floors and walls of a shade structure

Accessed 4/8/2016 from : VBA Domestic Builder Shade Structures Licence


Contractors Licence Minor Trade Work:  Shade Sails & Shade Systems Installation

Scope of Work

Minor trade work refers to works involving new, repair or replacement work which cannot be readily ascribed to an individual specific trade area

Qualifications required

Completion of CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction, including:

  • CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing.


  • CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCCM3003A Work safely around power sources, services and assets

Accessed 4/8/2016 from : NSW Fair Trading Minor Trade Contractors Licence

Can I apply?

This RPL and trade skills recognition program is available to tradesmen with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

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