Becoming a Professional Builder
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Becoming a Professional Builder

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Also known as Project Builder.
Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings, and the physical and human resources involved in the building process. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 9 months - 5 years
Average pay $77,622
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 13,400

How do I become a Professional Builder in Victoria?

To work as a Professional Builder in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Extensive experience in the construction industry
  • Registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)
  • Construction Induction Card (also known as White Card) is required for access to any construction site in Australia
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • Become a Registered Builder with the Master Builders Association

What does a Professional Builder do?

  • Interprets architectural drawings and specifications
  • Coordinates labour resources, procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • Ensures projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Operates and implements coordinated work programs for sites
  • Ensures adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
  • Arranges submission of plans to local authorities
  • Builds under contract, or subcontracts specialised building services
  • Oversees the standard and progress of subcontractors' work