Owner Builder Centre NSW Owner Builder Course
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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

NSW Owner Builder Course

The NSW Owner Builder Course of five (5) units of competency grouped into three Modules:

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Module 1 - Occupational Health & Safety
CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirement, policies and procedures in the construction industry

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Module 2 -Drawings, Estimating & cash flow
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM1011A - Undertake basic estimating and costing

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Module 3 - Managing the Work
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communication

Note: Home owners who intend to apply for an Owner Builder Permit must also have completed the OHS Unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (sometimes known as the 'Green or White Card'), from any state across Australia except for Victoria or Western Australia. If you also need to complete the White Card course, you can do so with us online.

Upon successful completion of our Online Course, your Certificate will INSTANTLY be generated online for you to print out and take to a NSW Fair Trading Centre to obtain your Owner Builder Permit (this usually takes 20-30 minutes over the counter).

More importantly, once you complete the Online Course, your Certificate will be valid for life, which means that if you later wish to become an Owner Builder a second or subsequent time, you do not have to re-do the Course again (subject to any changes in the law).

Information for Students:

Owner Builder Course Information

White Card Course Information

Participant’s Guide

Student Handbook