Construction

Building work supervisor's registration

Building work supervisors make sure that all contractors’ work meets South Australian standards. Supervisors must be registered and approved by Consumer and Business Services(CBS).

Contractors can register as a building work supervisor when they apply for their contractor's licence.

Who can register

Companies must have a director who is a registered building work supervisor or employ a supervisor.

Sole traders must be a registered building work supervisor or have a supervisor approved for their business.

What you'll need

You will need to show:

  • copies of trade certificates
  • technical qualifications
  • evidence of experience.

Knowledge and experience

Use Schedule 2 to check you have the knowledge and experience needed for this licence. If you are already qualified, complete an experience log and include:

  • job title and employer
  • date range for the position
  • type of work performed
  • two written work references from licensed builders  – if possible.

Schedule 2 – Performance criteria for building work supervisors

Registration conditions

General building work registrations include supervising other trades. The supervisor oversees the complete building processes so a registration condition can be limited by height, type or class of building.

Specified building work registrations include supervising a single trade activity eg – wall and floor tiling.

Use the Standard registration conditions – building work supervisors to find the scope of work for your licence:

  1. find the condition that matches your scope of work.
  2. check the qualification/experience pathways
  3. include the relevant condition and pathway numbers on your application.

    Fees

    The fee to register a building work supervisor includes the application fee and the first year's registration – $393

    Use this table if you are applying for other licences at the same time.

    Company 

    General building work

    Specified building work

    + approve a building work supervisor

    $1,150

    $690

    $120

    Individual contractor  

    General building work and supervisor’s registration

    Specified building work and supervisor’s registration

    $833

    $624

    General building work

    + approve a building work supervisor

    $619

    $120

    Specified building work

    + approve a building work supervisor

    $423

    $120

    How to register

    Online

    1. Complete the form

    Fill in the online application.

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    2. Print and sign

    Print and sign the completed form.

    3. Scan and upload

    Scan and upload the signed form along with your supporting evidence.

    4. Payment

    You can pay by credit card using CBS's secure service. The fee is automatically calculated when you fill out the form

    In person

    1. Complete the form

    Fill in the online application.

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    2. Print and sign

    Print and sign the completed form.

    3. Lodgement

    Take your application to the CBS Customer Service Centre or to a Service SA regional office along with your supporting evidence and payment.

    By post

    1. Complete the form

    Fill in the online application.

    Start now

    2. Print and sign

    Print and sign the completed form.

    3. Payment

    Make cheque or money orders payable to the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs.

    3. Lodgement

    Post your application, supporting evidence and payment to:

    Consumer and Business Services
    GPO Box 1719
    Adelaide 5001

    By phone

    If you aren’t able to apply online, in person or by post, call 131 882 and our staff will complete the form for you.

    We will post it to you to sign and ask you to send it back to CBS with copies of your trade certificate, technical qualifications and proof of experience.

    What happens next

    You will need to have your photo taken for your registration and undergo an ID check before being issued with a licence card.

    Estimated processing times for registrations

    Renewals

    Licences must be renewed every year. If your licence has expired, you need to apply for a new one.

    Building work supervisor renewal - $192

    How to renew

    Online

    Make sure you have your licence number and customer number ready to renew online. You can pay by credit card using our secure service.

    Renew my licence

    By post

    Make cheque or money orders payable to the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs and attach to the front page of your renewal.

    Consumer and Business Services
    GPO Box 1719
    Adelaide 5001

    By phone

    Make sure you have your licence and customer number ready when you call. You can pay by credit card.

    Ph 1300 668 531

    In person

    Renew and pay for your licence at:

    CBS Customer Service Centre
    |91 Grenfell Street
    Adelaide

    Or a regional office of Service SA.


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    Page last updated 12 July 2017

    Provided by:
    Attorney-General's Department
    URL:
    http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/business-and-trade/licensing/construction/building-work-supervisor-s-registration
    Last Updated:
    12/07/17
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