New VBA Registration Forms from 1 July

Thursday June 30 2016

From 1 July, the Victorian Building Authority will no longer accept applications for building or plumbing registration / licence on forms that were published before 1 February 2016.

For both plumbing and building registrations, applicants must complete and submit application forms and templates that are published on the VBA website (www.vba.vic.gov.au). 

New registration and application process

The VBA launched a new registration application and assessment process on 1 February 2016. New guidance material, application forms and experience templates were created to help applicants understand what is required to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience for registration or licence.

Applicants seeking to be registered as a building or plumbing practitioner with the VBA are reminded that they must complete and submit a range of forms including:

VBA Building registration

  • A Registration Application Form
  • A National Police Consent Checking Service Informed Consent Form
  • An Experience Statement (for every category / class of registration)
  • A Technical Referee Report (for every category / class of registration)

VBA Plumbing registration

  • A Registration or Licence Application Form
  • A National Police Consent Checking Service Informed Consent Form

And the following if you have not completed a plumbing apprenticeship AND a relevant plumbing qualification

  • An Experience Statement (for every class of registration)
  • A Technical Referee Report (for every class of registration)

These forms are electronic PDFs and must be saved and completed on a computer. Hand-written applications will take longer to process.

After 1 July 2016, applications received on old forms will be returned, with the exception of some building categories. A transition period will be in place for Building Inspector, Building Surveyor, Commercial Builder and Engineering registration applications. More information will be provided once these new forms are published.

For more information and to view the most up to date application forms and practitioner guidance material, visit the registration section of the VBA website.

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