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Kitchen bathroom and laundry renovation 

Work involved in the installation, refurbishment, restoration and on-site repairs of or to a kitchen, bathroom or laundry, other than work affecting any internal or external load bearing component of the building that is essential to the stability of the building or any part of it, including things such as foundations, floors, walls, roofs, columns and beams.

A contract for kitchen, bathroom or laundry renovations can include any specialist work that is integral to the overall work, but such work must be carried out by the holder of an endorsed contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate in the relevant category of specialist work. 

Qualifications

To be eligible to apply for a licence or qualified supervisor certificate to undertake kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation work as described above, applicants must hold one qualification from Group A and one from Group B, listed below.

Group A

An endorsed contractor licence or supervisor certificate held under the Act for:

  1. Carpentry; or
  2. Joinery; or
  3. Plumbing; or
  4. Wall and floor tiling;

which is current at the date on which the application is made or a qualification approved for the time being under section 33D(1) of the Act for such a licence or certificate.

Group B

Applicants must also hold one of the following six Group B qualifications:

1.  Completion of the following units of competency:

  1. CPCCBC4001A/ BCGBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects; and
  2. CPCCBC4002A/ BCGBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace; and
  3. CPCCBC4003A/ BCGBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract; and
  4. CPCCBC4004A/ BCGBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects; and
  5. CPCCBC4005A/ BCGBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering; and
  6. CPCCBC4006A/ CPCCBC4006B/ BCGBC4006A Select, procure and store construction materials for low-rise projects; and
  7. CPCCBC4007A/ BCGBC4007A Plan building or construction work; and
  8. CPCCBC4008A/ CPCCBC4008B/ BCGBC4008A Conduct on-site supervision of the building and construction project; and
  9. CPCCBC4009A/ CPCCBC4009B/ BCGBC4009A Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

OR

2.  Completion of the following units of competency:

  1. MSFFT4001/ LMFFT4001A/ LMFFT4001B Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products; and
  2. MSFFT4009/ LMFFT4009A/ LMFFT4009B Match furnishing style/materials to customer requirements; and
  3. MSFGN3002/ LMFGN3002A/ LMFGN3002B or Estimate and cost job; and
  4. MSFFM3011/ LMFFM3013A/ LMFFM3013B or Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products; and
  5. MSFFM3005/ LMFFM3005A/ LMFFM3005B or Fabricate custom furniture; and
  6. MSFFM3006/ LMFFM3006A/ LMFFM3006B or Install furnishing products   

OR

3.  Completion of the following modules from Course 3477 Certificate IV in Building:

  1. ABC005 Materials 1; and
  2. ABC069 Cost Control and Planning 1; and
  3. ABC077 Building Quantities and Estimating 1B; and
  4. ABC082 Building Site Supervision; and
  5. ABC091 Business Management for Building Industry 1A; and
  6. ABC092 Business Management for Building Industry 1B; and
  7. ABC102 Residential Site Safety; and
  8. ABC088 Building Technology 1;

OR

4.  Completion of the following modules from the TAFE Certificate IV in Building Studies (1261):

  1. 2182L Cost Control and Planning 1; and
  2. 2182F Building Quantities and Estimating 1B; and
  3. 2182H Building Site Supervision; and
  4. 2182G Business Management for Building Industry 1A; and
  5. 2182GG Business Management for Building Industry 1B; and
  6. 2182J Residential Site Safety; and
  7. 2182C Building Technology 1; and
  8. 2182B Construction 1;

OR

5.  Completion of the following module from the TAFE Certificate IV in Plumbing Technology (8081) with the following units:

  1. 1496A Plumbing contracting principles; and
  2. BCGBC4001A / CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects; and
  3. BCGBC4004A / CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects; and
  4. BCGBC4006A / CPCCBC4006A or B Select, procure and store construction materials for low-rise projects; and
  5. BCGBC4007A / CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work;

OR

6.  Completion of the following modules from the TAFE Certificate IV in Plumbing Technology (8081) and course 3477 Certificate IV in Building or TAFE Certificate IV in Building Studies (1261):

  1. 1496A Plumbing contracting principles; and
  2. ABC005 Materials 1 or 2182A Materials 1; and
  3. ABC077 Building Quantities and Estimating 1B or 2182F Building Quantities and Estimating 1B; and
  4. ABC088 Building Technology 1 or 2182C Building Technology 1. 

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

Previous licence and supervisor certificate holders

Reissue of expired unconditioned licences and supervisor certificates

If you have ever held a licence or supervisor certificate in the current prescribed categories (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)) that was not subject to restrictions or conditions and you apply for a new licence or supervisor certificate, your previous licence or certificate will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.

Reissue of expired licences and supervisor certificates held in the last five (5) years that were subject to conditions or restrictions

If you have held a licence or supervisor certificate in the last five (5) years that was subject to restrictions or conditions in the prescribed categories (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)), we will assess your application and reissue you a licence or certificate that reflects the scope of work that your licence or certificate covered. This may include being subject to conditions or restrictions.

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