Building Registration Pathways


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Pathways to Becoming a Registered Builder

Did you know that if you are directly undertaking residential building work, worth more than $10,000 (including labour and materials) for a client, you must be registered?

Applying for builder registration from the Victorian Building Authority can be a complex and time-consuming process. The process put in place by the VBA includes the submitting of an application, with some applicants also required to sit an examination. Domestic and commercial applicants are also required to sit a face-to-face interview. There are numerous classes of registration available and it’s important that you apply for the one that best suits your situation. Master Builders can help.

Find construction & building courses Victoria wide

The qualifications and industry experience that are required for registration are specific to the class or component of domestic building work that you are looking to be registered in. Whether you are new to the industry or have been building for some time, you will need to ensure that you have completed the relevant building and construction courses. Master Builders offers numerous building courses Melbourne wide and throughout regional Victoria that, when completed, will assist with your eligibility for registration. The location of your selected construction courses in Melbourne will be indicated in the course information found online and will also be provided to you upon confirmation of enrolment.


Master Builders program membership

Why not become a Master Builders member and take advantage of the assistance available through the members-only Master Builders Program? The Master Builders Program provides you with assistance to become a Registered Building Practitioner (RBP). As industry leaders, we are equipped with the skills and passion needed to support our members. We know what’s needed for successful registration. Don’t risk wasting your application fees – let us help you get it right the first time. Membership includes exclusive builder registration workshops, designed specifically for students preparing for registration as a Domestic Builder Unlimited (DBU), Domestic Builder Limited (DBL) or Commercial Builder (CBU or CBL) with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). These workshops are available to Master Builders Members only and are provided free of charge.

The building courses builders trust

Master Builders RTO, provider number 3935, is the five-time winner of the prestigious Victorian Building Commission Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider of the Year Award. You can save up to 40% on our award-winning courses to increase your skills and grow your business success. As a Master Builders member, you can also select from an extensive range of building and construction courses Melbourne wide to extend your skill sets and advance your career through our award-winning training services. You can complete your application for Master Builders membership online in 5 easy steps. Once you are registered under the Building Act, you will be eligible for full membership.

For further information on the knowledge, qualifications and experience required by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for either residential or commercial registration, you can visit the VBA website.