Five year registration renewal

1. Overview

Changes to the Building Act 1993 which came into effect in 2016, introduced a maximum five-year registration period for registered building practitioners. This means all practitioners will be required to renew their registration every five years.

Practitioners who were registered before 1 September 2016 will need to transition to a five year registration period starting from 1 July 2017, while practitioners who were registered after 1 September will already be registered for five years.

The transition will take place over five years (from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022), so not all practitioners will be affected at once.

The VBA will contact practitioners directly to explain exactly when they will need to renew their registration for a further five years and what the process will involve.

Important note: Project Manager (Domestic)
 
On 1 July 2017 the class of Domestic Builder (Manager) was replaced by the new class of Project Manager (Domestic). The scopes of work for this class are the same, but the prescribed qualifications have increased. If you are currently registered in the class of Domestic Builder (Manager), continue to complete the five year registration renewal process as you will still be registered as a Domestic Builder (Manager) until 30 June 2022 as part of transitional arrangements. The VBA will contact you separately with further advice. For more information visit The Building Interim Regulations 2017 fact sheet.

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