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NSW Owner Builder Course Online

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How do I become a NSW Owner Builder?

In order to obtain an Owner Builder Permit in NSW, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • own, or have a prescribed interest in, the residential land where the construction work will to be carried out
  • live or intend to live in the completed home

If the market value of the labour and materials of your Owner Builder project will be $20,000 or more, you will also need to complete the NSW Owner Builder Course (see below) unless you are exempt from doing so by NSW Fair Trading.

What is the Owner Builder Course?

The NSW Owner Builder Course (which, prior to 1 July 2015, was known as the accredited course 91509NSW Course in Owner Builder Compliance) is the mandatory course that all individuals must complete prior to being eligible to apply for a NSW Owner Builder Permit (unless an exemption applies).

IMPORTANT:  Only a Registered Training Organisation like us is approved to deliver the NSW Owner Builder Course – beware of unregistered providers offering the Owner Builder Course online.

The Owner Builder Course the five (5) mandatory units of competency as set by NSW Fair Trading which we have grouped into three Modules:

  • Work Health and Safety
  • Drawings, Estimating and Cash Flow
  • Managing the Work

In addition to the Owner Builder Course, you will also need to complete a White Card Course (known as the unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry), which is a very basic safety course for all individuals who carry out work in the construction industry. Every Owner Builder in NSW must also have a White Card, and you are able to also complete your White Card Course with us – it does not matter in which order you complete the White Card / Owner Builder courses.

If you already hold a White Card that has been issued:

  • less than 2 years ago, you will be able to complete our NSW Owner Builder Course and apply for an Owner Builder Permit using your existing White Card
  • 2 or more years ago, and you have not been working in the construction industry, you will need to complete a current White Card Course in addition to the NSW Owner Builder Course in order to be able to apply for an Owner Builder Permit.

We have helped tens of thousands of individuals become Owner Builders since 2010, and our online course software is designed to ensure that it is the most user friendly on the training market.

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Applying for an Owner Builder Permit

After you have finished our Owner Builder Course, you will need to apply to Service NSW for an Owner Builder Permit. In addition to the application form, you will also need to present copies of any certificates we issue you, as well as your White Card.

Permit Application Form – to download the application form to obtain an Owner Builder Permit, CLICK HERE.

Finding a Service NSW Centre – Applying for your Owner Builder Permit is usually done in person at a Service NSW Centre – to find a location near you, CLICK HERE.

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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.

Other resources / services

If you are completing our Owner Builder Course, you will also be entitled to a wide range of other valuable services, including:

  • Free Legal Assistance for your project
  • Free Building Contract templates
  • Free Safety Documents