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Fencing 

For licensing purposes, the term fencing means the erection of fences and gates, irrespective of the construction materials used, within or on residential property boundary lines.

Should a licence/certificate holder be limited in the type of fencing work that may be undertaken, a condition attached to the work category will indicate those limits.

Note: the following classes of work also permit the carrying out of certain types of fencing work:

The class of carpentry includes timber (including brushwood and the like), metal and prefabricated glass fencing.

The class of glazing includes glass and other acrylic fencing.

The class of metal fabrication includes metal fencing.

The class of bricklaying includes brick fencing and associated footings for freestanding brick fences where the footings will not be subject to loads other than the completed brickwork, gates or decorative adornments.

The class of stonemasonry includes masonry fencing and associated footings for freestanding masonry fences where the footings will not be subject to loads other than the completed masonry work, gates or decorative adornments.

Qualifications

(1) 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

OR

(2) 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

OR

(3) 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.

Previous licence holders

If you have ever held a licence in the current prescribed classes (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)) and you apply for a new licence, your previous licence will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.

To find a Registered Training Organisation that provides the qualification listed above, refer to the information on building licensing courses.

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