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Apprentices - applying for your licence

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).

Eligibility

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.

CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

As a licence holder, you are required to maintain and develop skills and knowledge through ongoing learning activities known as Continuing Professional Development or CPD. Find out more information about CPD points, training providers, CPD events calendar and training resources.

IMPORTANT:  If your response to the licence question relating to CPD is 'No' due to COVID-19, please advise this in the Additional Information section of the online form. CBOS will contact you for more details. Example text: CPD not completed due to COVID-19.

Select your trade

Read the checklist and declaration before you apply for your licence.

Related information

Updated: 03 Jun 2020

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