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Complete the NSW Owner Builder Course for $185

"Successful completion of this course is required to apply for an Owner Builder Permit"
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101 Ed makes it easy to complete your Owner Builder course so you can get your Fair Trading Owner Builder Permit faster.

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How it Works

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) Safe Work NSW 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 or 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 Builder Permit. The Owner Builder 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 work on other projects outside of your development application or complying development certificate including specialist licensed work like electrical, plumbing, gas fitting 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 or not be willingly to provide the particulars of workers working on your 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)

The NSW Owner Builder Course is on scope to be delivered through 101 Ed.

101 Ed is 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.

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

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!
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