Free legal assistance for owner builders | NSW Owner Builder Courses

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Benefits of being an Owner Builder
  • Save 20-40% on constructions costs on average

  • Save on the usual builder’s margin

  • Control your own project

  • Have a sense of satisfaction knowing that you built your own home

CLICK HERE for more information on becoming an Owner Builder


NSW Owner Builder Course


Everything you need as an Owner Builder – Right Here!


The White Card Course is a pre-requisite to the Owner Builder Course.  If you have not completed your White Card, you can complete it here with us online.

Simply click on ‘Register Now’ above, and be sure to check the box ‘White Card Course Online’ when completing your registration details.


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



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.


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.



Most individuals pay and complete Owner Builder Courses without taking into account the legal assistance and guidance that they may need when they actually commence their Owner Builder Project.  Such individuals later end up seeking professional advice and engaging expensive lawyers at $300+ per hour.

If you register and complete our Owner Builder Course and White Card 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 12 months from the date you registered to complete both courses.

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 Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal
  • Protecting yourself overall as an Owner Builder

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