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 Tasmania.

There are currently 3 types of building licences available in Tasmania.

Low Rise

Building work (other than specialist electrical, plumbing, drainage, gas fitting and active fire service trade building work) on  Class 1 and Class 10 buildings – plus Building work on classes 2 to 9 buildings with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 m2, but not including Type A or Type B construction.

Tasmanian Licensing – Low Rise Licence – NSW and ACT University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Low Rise Licence – QLD University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Low Rise Licence – SA and NT University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Low Rise Licence – VIC and TAS University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Low Rise Licence – WA University List

Medium Rise

Building work (other than specialist electrical, plumbing, drainage, gas fitting and active fire service trade building work) to a maximum of 3 storeys, but not including Type A construction on Classes 4 to 9 buildings.

Tasmanian Licensing – Medium Rise Licence – NSW and ACT University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Medium Rise Licence – QLD University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Medium Rise Licence – SA and NT University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Medium Rise Licence – VIC and TAS University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Medium Rise Licence – WA University List

Open Licence

Building Work (other than specialist electrical, plumbing, drainage, gas fitting and active fire service trade building work).

Tasmanian Licensing – Open Licence – NSW and ACT University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Open Licence – QLD University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Open Licence – SA and NT University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Open Licence – VIC and TAS University List
Tasmanian Licensing – Open Licence – WA University List

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