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Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) Determination

The Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) Determination (PDF, 836.0 KB), made under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005, contains all licensing requirements for building services providers.

It was made by the Administrator of Occupational Licensing and commenced on 1 January 2022.

What is in the Determination?

The Determination is one document covering all licensing requirements for building services providers, covering designers, builders, building surveyors and council permit authorities.

It provides the mandatory minimum qualifications and experience required of new applicants (if not applying under Mutual Recognition laws); and provides the continuing obligations applicable to all existing licensees including:

  • Insurance
  • Continuing Professional Development, and
  • Adherence to Codes of Practice.

There are also special provisions for:

  • Licensing of organisations that work as building services providers, and
  • Granting of owner builder permits.
Updated: 06 Jan 2022

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