Electrical, Plumbing and Gas-fitting apprentices have up to one calendar month to apply for a licence after completing of their training.
Other building trades are not licensed in Tasmania, however should you wish to manage or certify building work, you will need to apply for a builder's licence. Generally you will need at least two years' experience following your trade apprenticeship before you can become a licensed builder. The requirements are explained in the Building Services Work Determination 2019 (PDF, 650.2 KB).
Apprentices must complete their Contract of Training with their employer as administered by Skills Tasmania before being eligible to apply for a licence.
Electrical apprentices must work for a contractor for 12 months and complete the contractor training before being eligible to apply for contractor licence.
Building apprentices will need at least two years' experience following your trade apprenticeship before you can become a licensed builder.
Select your trade
Read the checklist and declaration before you apply for your licence.