Disclaimer: Note, this is general information. Individuals should check with the relevant regulator for the most up to date information. (Last reviewed February 2015).

This information is provided to determine the qualification requirements for obtaining a building contractor’s licence in the ACT.

There are currently 3 types of building licences available in the ACT.

Class C

Building Work (other than specialist building work) in relation to a building which is 2 storeys or lower and is of Class 1, 2 or 10a (as described by the NCC – National Construction Code) including ancillary structures of Class 10b and basic builder work.

ACT Licensing – Class C Licence – NSW and ACT University List

ACT Licensing – Class C Licence – QLD University List

ACT Licensing – Class C Licence – SA and NT University List

ACT Licensing – Class C Licence – VIC and TAS University List

ACT Licensing – Class C Licence – WA University List

Class B

Building Work (other than specialist building work) in relation to a building which is 3 storeys or lower and basic builder work and the highest grade:

ACT Licensing – Class B Licence – NSW and ACT University List

ACT Licensing – Class B Licence – QLD University List

ACT Licensing – Class B Licence – SA and NT University List

ACT Licensing – Class B Licence – VIC and TAS University List

ACT Licensing – Class B Licence – WA University List

Class A

Building Work (other than specialist building work)

ACT Licensing – Class A Licence – NSW and ACT University List

ACT Licensing – Class A Licence – QLD University List

ACT Licensing – Class A Licence – SA and NT University List

ACT Licensing – Class A Licence – VIC and TAS University List

ACT Licensing – Class A Licence – WA University List

In the case of each of the above 2 years relevant supervisory experience is also required.