Key Benefits to becoming a Registered Builder

Are you ready to take a step forward in your career and you’re thinking about becoming a registered builder?

There are many people who enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working as a building contractor. Every job you take on presents its own challenges and rewards. Being a Registered Building Practitioner will allow you to take on larger jobs, which is certainly one of the key benefits.

Here are some other key benefits of becoming a registered builder with the Victorian Board Authority. Although in Victoria it’s not a legal requirement to be registered, it does give you more freedom in helping you take the first step in potentially growing your career or starting your own business.

Registered Builder Key Benefits


  • As a registered builder, clients know that they are working with a legitimate business, which gives them the confidence that they are hiring a tradesperson with the right skills and qualifications for the job.
  • You must be a registered builder to enter into any major domestic contracts that cost over $5,000 including labor and materials. If you’re unregistered and are caught doing jobs exceeding $5,000 you can be prosecuted with a range of penalties ensuing. This may ruin your reputation as a builder and/or your career in the building industry.
  • As an unregistered builder, you can not carry out re-blocking, restumping or demolishing work, remove a home, or carry out any building work that requires a permit, regardless of cost.
  • As a registered builder you can provide more than one type of building work (such as plastering and painting) that costs more than $5,000 including labour and materials.

Registered Builder Identification


registered builder identification card

All Registered Builders are listed in the Victorian Building Authority database and are also required to carry their registration identification whilst working at all times. This allows consumers to check out who their builder is, again providing them with much more confidence.

Need more information to become a Registered Builder?


To find out more information in how you can become a registered builder, then please contact us now to discuss your options with one of our experienced Career Councillors.