Fencing Licence (NSW)

08 Sep Fencing Licence (NSW)

If you have a wide range of experience in tasks such as erection of fences and gates, metal and prefabricated glass fencing, glass and other acrylic fencing, brick fencing and masonry fencing, then it’s time for you to get the qualifications you need to pick up your licence.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 at least 2 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 fencing. 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 Fencing RPL Program you will be awarded Nationally Recognised Qualifications in:

  • Certificate I in Construction



Scope of Work

Fencing work involves the erection of fences and gates, irrespective of the construction materials used, within or on residential property boundary lines.

Qualification Requirement

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

Completion of CPC10111 – Certificate 1 in Construction with following electives and additional units:

  • CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations and
  • CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials or MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting and
  • CPCCCM2006A or B Apply basic leveling procedures and
  • CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition and
  • CPCCJN2001A Assemble components and
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Completion of CPC10108 – Certificate 1 in Construction with the following electives and additional units:

  • CPCCCM1005A Carry out measurements and calculations and
  • CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials or MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting and
  • CPCCCM2006A Apply basic leveling procedures and
  • CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition and
  • CPCCJN2001A Assemble components and
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Completion of the following units of competency:

  • BCGCM1001B Follow OH&S policies and procedures and
  • BCGCM1002B Work effectively in the General Construction industry and
  • BCGCM1003B Plan and organise work and
  • BCGCM1004B Conduct workplace communication and
  • BCGCM1005B Carry out measurements and calculations and
  • BCGCM2001B Read and interpret plans and specifications and
  • BCGCM2004B Handle construction materials and
  • BCGCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment and
  • BCGCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures and
  • BCCCM3001B Construct and dismantle fences and gates and
  • BCGCM2009B Carry out basic demolition.

Accessed 8/9/2016 from : NSW Fencing 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.

Ready to start?

What are you waiting for? Contact Us today. Free call: 1800 765 295

  • Cheyne Davies
    Posted at 21:04h, 13 May Reply

    Need some info on pricing and if the learning is on line or in a class room?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 12:33h, 15 May Reply

      Hi Cheyne,
      There’s no classes involved as we will be assessing your prior learning/experience and skills. You will be gathering a portfolio of evidence of your work and references and in turn we will assess your knowledge and understanding of the subjects required for a fencing licence.

  • Tai Leaga
    Posted at 14:09h, 03 June Reply

    Hi there! I am interested to attain the license in erecting and installations of fencing /gates/handrails /Pagolas/awnings/patios/grilles/screen/polards and related maintenance and welding. I have been working in this field for over 16 years and able to advance into business as I feel very strongly with my experience i can be able to manage this field of work. I am seeking advice and directions to best suit my interest in need thanks

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 03:56h, 23 October Reply

      Hi Tai,

      We will contact you shortly to discuss.

  • Stuart
    Posted at 01:17h, 29 June Reply

    On dft website it says u only need to do the courses. It doesent say if or how much experience you need. Am I missing something?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 01:28h, 29 June Reply

      Hi Stuart,
      You’re dead on the mark. The experience requirements we refer to here is the minimum experience you would need to be considered for the Fencing RPL Program we offer…i.e. to get the qualification based on having your skills recognised vs studying the full course from scratch. Hope that clears things up.

  • Chris martin
    Posted at 00:44h, 24 November Reply

    My name is Chris I am interested in obtaining a fencing license I have the experience and am based in coffs harbour, where is the closest place I can do the coarse & how much is it?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 02:00h, 30 November Reply

      Chris if you have experience in the field, then you may find that all you need to do is build a portfolio of evidence which includes photos and videos of your work. Unfortunately, we do not currently run any stand alone courses for fencing atm

  • Andre Kriwat
    Posted at 03:21h, 30 April Reply

    Need to be licenced for fence install .fitted steel & pvc fences as well as built stainless & mild steel hand rails, pool steps ,platforms with steps…. steel form work.. 20 years experience in fab & install… 2 years part time TAFE first class welder …Fab tech…& material science …ABN…doing a NEIS course and near completion

  • Michael Gill
    Posted at 11:12h, 17 August Reply

    Hi ,
    I have been in the metal and steel industry for 20+ years and directly managing a fencing business and selling fencing for 10 plus years as well as erecting . It is time I attained my licence. Can you confirm cost and portfolio content to attain fencing licence,

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