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"Successful completion of this course is required to apply for an Owner Builder Permit"
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5 quick steps to getting all you need to apply for an Owner Builder Permit

  • Sign up

    Signup and start your training immediately with our Free Trial.

  • Online assessment

    You can Start/Pause and Resume your assessment at any time.

  • Identification & Payment

    Photo Identification is required for student verification. Payment is required at this stage.

  • Download Certificate

    Download and print certificate.

  • Go to Fair Trading

    Take the following to Fair Trading
    1) Course Certificate 2) White Card 3) All required Fair Trading documentation.

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Owner builder course NSW


Yes. You must have successfully completed the Whitecard course (CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry).

Owner-builder work is essentially any work (in addition to organising and supervising) involving the construction of, or alterations, repairs or additions to a dwelling:

Where the reasonable market cost (inclusive of materials and labour) exceeds $20,000 and is in relation to a single dwelling-house, a secondary dwelling (possibly in special cases an owner-builder permit may be granted for dual occupancy).

When there is a need for development approval within Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979., or a complying development within Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

If the market value (inclusive of the materials and labour) of the residential building exceeds $20,000, you will need to do the NSW Owner Builder Course to evidence that you have in fact met the Owner Builder education requirements stipulated by Fair Trading. Without the Owner Builder education certification, you will not qualify to receive the Owner Builder Permit.

There are certain accreditations which meet the education requirements for an Owner Builder in NSW. Please enquire about our RPL ( Recognition for prior learning ) process to determine whether your experience and qualifications meet with the education requirements for an Owner Builder in NSW.

As an Owner Builder you are certified to hold an Owner Builders Permit. The Owner Builders Permit does not qualify you to be a builder. A builder holds a building licence.

Your Owner Builder Permit does not allow you to do the following work on other projects outside of your development application or complying development certificate specialist licensed work like electrical, plumbing, gasfitting and the like.

It is an offence for the holder of an Owner builder permit to employ any unlicensed workers allow anyone to use your permit not be willingly to provide the particulars of your works working on the site.

The maximum penalty for each offence breached is $22,000.

Yes, there are conditions that need to be adhered to. Please refer to the Department of Fair Trading website for full details.

Yes. 101 Education Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO NO – 41283)

On scope to deliver the NSW Owner Builder Course and, currently listed on the Fair Trading website as an Owner Builder education provider.

It is expected to require approximately 100 hours of effort from the participant. Most participants will be able to complete the course within approximately 4 weeks , however, based on prior knowledge and experience some participants may complete this course faster. It is expected that the assessment will take approximately 15 hours, however, based on prior knowledge and experience some participants may complete the assessment faster. Participants undertaking this course have up to 6 months to complete this course.

A computer, tablet or smartphone with internet connection and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Upon successfully completing your Whitecard course and satisfying our ID requirements, your Whitecard will be mailed to your residential address on the same day.

If you have a NSW whitecard, click here

If you have a QLD whitecard, click here

If you have a WA whitecard, click here

Upon successfully completing the Whitecard course you will have a Statement of Attainment emailed to you as well.

Yes, you can use your whitecard providing you still do construction work within 2 years of your training. Otherwise, your whitecard will become void and you will need to redo the whitecard course again.

You can use your blue card and don’t have to do the whitecard course.

The NSW green card is no longer valid in NSW or any other state. You will need to do the whitecard course again.

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Everything you need in one place to complete your Owner Builder Course!

Learning is easy when you are in control.

  • Start immediately with our Free Trial
  • Access anywhere online
  • You decide and complete at a pace that suits you
  • Need help, happy to help call us
  • Peace of mind, your personal details are safe & secure with us
  • We have you covered. All our courses comply with
    Fair Trading & SafeWork

NSW Owner Builder Course & CPCCWHS1001 -
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

  • This is our most popular package bundle (commonly known as the
    NSW Owner Builder and Whitecard courses) is all you need to get
    you on your way to becoming an Owner Builder today!
  • If you don't have a whitecard, this is the most economical option for you.
  • Successfully complete your Whitecard, then your half way there.
  • Successfully complete your owner builder course and you are ready to apply for your Owner Builder Permit.

NSW Owner Builder Course

  • If you already have a whitecard, simply email or upload
    your card for us to verify.
  • You are half way there, as you have now met the prerequisite to this course.
  • Successfully complete your NSW Owner Builder Course and you're on your way to becoming an Owner Builder!

CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

  • This Course commonly known as the White card and is co-requisite
    to the NSW Owner Builder Course.
  • This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to
    undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction
    training within the construction industry.
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