For licensing purposes, the class of swimming pool building refers to all work involved in the construction, renovation, alteration, repair, extension, maintenance, decorative or protective treatment of a swimming pool. It includes all other works directly associated with a swimming pool installation such as landscaping, safety fencing, pool water filtration and heating. Any other works not directly associated with the correct and safe installation and functioning of a swimming pool are excluded.
This class also includes all work referred to in the class of swimming pool repairs and servicing.
A swimming pool is defined under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 as an excavation, structure or vessel:
- that is capable of being filled with water to a depth greater than 300 millimetres, and
- that is solely or principally used, or that is designed, manufactured or adapted to be solely or principally used, for the purpose of swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity,
and includes a spa pool, but does not include a spa bath, anything that is situated within a bathroom or anything declared by the regulations not to be a swimming pool for the purposes of the Swimming Pools Act 1992.
A contract for swimming pool building 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.
- CPC40808 Certificate IV In Swimming Pool and Spa Building, or
- A Licence Skills Assessment conducted by the Building Industry Skills Centre and a minimum of four years acceptable practical experience is approved for the grant of a supervisor certificate or endorsed contractor licence if commenced or completed prior to 29 March 2010.
Go to the building licensing courses page to find a Registered Training Organisation that provides the qualification listed above.
Previous licence and supervisor certificate holders
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.
Swimming pool certification
The Building Professionals Board has created the Category E1 – Swimming Pool Certification to increase the number of certifiers who can inspect barriers to pools and spas for compliance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992.
You're eligible to seek accreditation in this category if you hold an endorsed contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate allowing you to build a swimming pool or undertake structural landscaping.
For more information visit the Building Professionals Board website