Trade Licenses

If you have a wide range of experience as a tradie and want to get licensed, your licensing body may require you to complete a nationally recognised VET qualification through a registered training organisation. For many experienced tradies with on the job experience, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be a faster option to achieve a nationally recognised qualification without the need of leaving your work. RPL focuses on assessing workplace evidence collected and skills demonstrated to achieve a qualification so you can apply for your trade’s license.

Get your RPL Qualification in

You need to have current and valid industry experience in order to qualify for an RPL program. It’s important to complete an initial skills assessment to determine whether an RPL program is right for you. As a rule of thumb depending on the type of work you hav completed, if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

Evidence may vary, but generally includes:

  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (tender documents, invoices, quotations, plans, sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed painters you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
  1. A qualified assessor will assess your skills and knowledge for each unit of competency.
  2. You may be asked by the assessor to perform various tasks for a practical observation at your work site.
  3. Where skills or knowledge gaps are identified, further assessment will be required.

It’s critical that your certificate is nationally recognised and you have completed the units required by your licensing body to be eligible to apply for your license.

Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of an RPL program through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the RTO will award you with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Licenses

We have compiled information pages to help you understand how to attain your licence. Becoming a licensed tradesperson is an essential part of building your reputation and assuring your clients that you are up to the job. One of the first steps in getting your licence is proving you have the relevant skills. Getting a nationally recognised qualification through an RTO is a great way to do that.

Where do you want to be licensed?

The exact requirements to get a licence is based on what state or territory in Australia you want to work in and which trade you are looking to get licensed for.

The licensing body for NSW is NSW Fair Trading. 

Access here: https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications 

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

The licensing body for QLD is Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

Access here: https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/when-you-need-licence/overview

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

The licensing body for VIC is Victoria Building Authority

Access here: https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

The licensing body for SA is Consumer and Business Services

Access here: https://www.cbs.sa.gov.au

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

The licensing body for ACT is Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Access here: https://www.employment.gov.au/mutual-recognition

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

The licensing body for WA is Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Access here: https://www.employment.gov.au/mutual-recognition

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

The licensing body for NT is based on the industry.

Access here:  https://nt.gov.au/industry/licences

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

The licensing body for TAS is Consumer, Building and Occupational Services


Access here: https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/licensing-and-registration

Last Accessed 29 Aug 2019

RPL & Skills Recognition

Turn your experience or overseas qualification into a nationally recognised qualification. Fill in any knowledge gaps with our easy & fast RPL Process. Once your skills are certified by a Qualify Me! partner provider, your career will fly.

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Can I Apply?

The RPL and trade skills recognition programs are available to tradesmen with local experience or  have completed partial studies in Australia. In some cases these programs can also 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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