Building work supervisor's registration

Building work supervisors make sure that all building work performed meets the required building standards. Supervisors must be registered and approved by Consumer and Business Services (CBS).

To complete your registration you'll need meet certain requirements and supply supporting documents - what you'll need.

After filling out the form you'll need to print and sign it, then scan and upload it (if you can't do this phone 131 882 to discuss your options with CBS staff).

Other ways to submit the form

Application fees

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.

CBS is likely to interview you about your experience and skills. This interview will be conducted via an online platform. Questions at the interview are drawn from the performance criteria for building work supervisors list.

Estimated processing times for registrations

Who should apply

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

Companies must have 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 (or other qualifications)
  • technical qualifications
  • evidence of experience.

Knowledge and experience

Use the performance criteria to check you have the knowledge and experience needed for this licence. If you are already qualified, complete the work history in the online application form and include:

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

Registration conditions

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

Specified building work registrations include supervising a single or multiple trade activity - eg bricklaying and painting and decorating.

Use the standard registration conditions list 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. select the condition and pathway numbers on your application.


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

Renewal fee: $220.00


You'll need your licence number and customer identification to pay by credit card.

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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


You'll need your licence number and customer identification to pay by credit card.

Phone 1300 668 531

Digital licences

You can download your licence or registration to an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet using the mySA GOV app.

Hard copy licences will still be issued and it's a good idea to carry these with you until digital licences become widely accepted. For more information visit

Contact CBS Occupational Licensing


Phone131 882

GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001

Related information

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Builder's responsibilities

Other websites

Search for a licence holder - Consumer and Business Services

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