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Owner Builder Centre
NSW Owner Builder Course


Benefits of being an Owner Builder

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  • Save 20-40% on construction costs on average

  • Save on the usual builder’s margin and warranty insurance costs

  • Control your own project

  • Have a sense of satisfaction knowing that you completed your own project

 

NSW Owner Builder Course

OUR OWNER BUILDER PACKAGE
Everything you need as an Owner Builder – Right Here!


COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE WHITE CARD COURSE WITH US

The online White Card Course is a mandatory safety course covering basic areas of work health and safety in the construction industry. Service NSW will not issue you with an Owner Builder Permit unless you have completed the White Card Course and can produce a General Construction Induction White Card (we issue you with this card) as well as the Owner Builder Course certificate that we issue you with.  If you have not completed a White Card Course, you can complete that course here with us online.

Simply click on ‘Register Now’, and select our combined White Card and Owner Builder Course Package.


MASSIVE DISCOUNTS ON BUILDING PRODUCTS

When you register for our Course, you will instantly be entitled to receive the following discounts:

  • Austral Bricks – 30% off RRP on selected lines
  • Bristile roofing – 20% off RRP on selected lines
  • Austral pavers – 20% off RRP on selected lines
  • Auswest timber – 15% off RRP on selected flooring and decking
  • Masonry and retaining walls - 20% off
  • Litestone wall cladding from $75m2
  • Terracade Terracotta facade tile only $95.00m2

 

OWNER BUILDER INSURANCES

When you complete our Owner Builder Course, we will provide you with a competitive insurance quote for your particular project through our alliance insurance partner on Construction Works and Public Liability Insurance – the most important insurance you will need as an Owner Builder.

Our insurance quotes are the most competitive on the insurance market, and include wide coverage, twelve months cover, and low excess amounts.


FREE BUILDING CONTRACTS AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), where a contractor is engaged by an owner to do work over $1,000, the parties must sign a written contract that complies with the law.

All students will receive the following Home Building Contracts that have been legally drafted and designed to protect you as an Owner Builder:

  • Minor Works Contract (valued at $79.00) – for building work that is less than $20,000
  • Small Works Contract (valued at $59.00) – for building work that is $20,000 or more

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW), an Owner Builder has a legal obligation to manage safety risks in a systematic manner, as well as to have a written Site-Specific Management Plan in place when the total value of the work exceeds $250,000.

All students will receive a FREE 70-page Safety Management System valued at $699.00 that has been legally drafted, and designed to assist Owner Builders in complying with safety laws.

The above templates comply with the requirements of the law and can be used multiple times by you as an Owner Builder.

 

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE

If you register and complete our Owner Builder Course, we will also be able to provide you with FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND GUIDANCE by email and telephone, even after you have completed our Course, to help you through your Owner Builder project. This service is available to you for up to 6 months from the date you registered to complete the course.

Our legal assistance and guidance is provided by our in-house solicitor, and can cover matters such as:

  • Home Building Contract requirements
  • Licensing requirements
  • Home Warranty and other Insurances
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements
  • Disputes with builders and/or contractors, including payment disputes
  • Assistance on how to resolve disputes, including in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
  • Protecting yourself overall as an Owner Builder

This service operates to provide general assistance and guidance to students who are acting as Owner Builders in relation to their individual Owner Builder project, and it is not intended for us to examine reports, correspondence, photographs or other documentation. This free service is limited to a maximum of thirty minutes of our time in providing the free advisory service.

Remember to include your ‘Student Number’ in any email sent to us as part of this service.