FILLING OUT YOUR Approval of your application form is based on how APPLICATION well your qualifications, knowledge and experience meet the above requirements. The information you provide must be relevant and accurate. Commercial ` Your resume forms the basis of your application. You must provide proof of your qualifications and references to support your work history. Builder Commercial Builders are responsible for the Each time you see this symbol on the application form, you will need to supply construction of shops, offices, factories and other supporting documentation. buildings. They also examine clients’ plans/documents, tender for projects, submit plans to a building surveyor for approval and ESSENTIAL In addition to the documents you must attach to your organise inspections of building work. Builders application, you also need to provide the following: INFORMATION • Business plan need excellent logistic, negotiation and • Estimating worksheet • Job Safety Analysis supervision skills to ensure their construction • Profit/Loss balance sheet projects are completed on time and on budget. • Quality control checklist ` • Resume (including work history) • Schedule of works (flow chart) • Site induction plan There are two classes of Commercial Builder registration: Commercial Builder – Unlimited (CB-U) May perform, manage and/or arrange any commercial building work. APPLICATION Use this checklist to make sure you have filled out all the required parts of the application form. CHECKLIST Commercial Builder – Limited (CB-L) Part A - Personal details May perform only the components of building work specified on their Part B - Registration with professional bodies/interstate certificate of registration. There are 11 classes for limited registration, such as registration or licence low-rise construction, re-blocking, damp-proofing and commercial fit-outs. Part C - Qualifications See over for the full listing. Part D - Knowledge and experience Part E - References Part F - Photographic ID APPLICANT PROFILE IN BRIEF Part G - General declaration Part H - Insurance QUALIFICATIONS (CB-U) Part J - Payment fees You will need a Degree, Diploma or Associate Diploma in Part K - Statutory declaration Building from a University or TAFE College or a course in builder registration (BPB). (CB-L) No formal qualification required. You will need to demonstrate adequate knowledge and experience applicable to the class being applied for. KNOWLEDGE You will understand laws relating to the building industry and be familiar with current practices and building costs. EXPERIENCE Relevant practical experience to the satisfaction of the Building Practitioners Board (the Board). Reprinted 26/09/05 Registration enquiries 1300 360 320 Facsimile 03 9285 6490 www.buildingcommission.com.au Commercial Builder REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Take a look at each area in detail. Ask yourself which areas meet your current level of knowledge and experience. Are there areas that you could improve? Do you have some relevant experience that you could highlight on your application? QUALIFICATIONS Commercial Builder – Unlimited (CB-U) Commercial Builder – Limited (CB-L) COMMERCIAL As part of your Commercial Builder Limited Re-stumping • Degree, Diploma or Associate Diploma in Building • No formal qualification required. You will need to application, you may select registration in one or Re-stumping, re-blocking, repairs to flooring, plaster from a University or TAFE College AND demonstrate adequate knowledge and experience BUILDER LIMITED more of the following classes. and roof material damaged by re-blocking. • Three years of practical experience to the relevant to the class being sought CLASSES (CB-L) You must be able to demonstrate the necessary satisfaction of the Board OR • Relevant practical experience to the satisfaction of qualifications, knowledge and experience for the Shade structures class/es you select. Structural Defects/Building Includes erecting shade structures, advising clients the Board • A course in builder registration (BPB) from a Indemnity Insurance is required for all classes (except on building materials, specifications, and construction recognised learning provider AND Additional for the above categories Fitout non-structural). methods. Complying with all planning, building • Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety legislation and preparation of permit applications. • Three years of practical experience to the (Building and Construction) Blinds and awnings satisfaction of the Board Sign erection Erecting external blinds and awnings. KNOWLEDGE You will need to demonstrate knowledge of the • Protection work requirements under the Building Signs attached to buildings or freestanding signs on a following: Act 1993 Damp-proofing building site. Lighting poles over 8 metres. • The Building Act 1993, Building (Interim) • Project budgeting — income and expenditure Repairing buildings damaged by damp, including projections, cash flow and basic accounting replacing rotten timber. Steel erection Regulations 2005, Building Code of Australia 2005, Steel frames, piers, foundations and external OH&S Act 2005 and Australian Standards • Standard types of insurance for the building project, Fitout – non-structural cladding. • Standard types of commercial building contracts for employees and for hire of sub-contractors Includes internal partitions, counters (freestanding), and how to administer them • Responsibilities of employees and employers under suspended ceilings and fire sprinkler systems. Structural landscaping the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2005 Replacing non-load bearing structures. Fences, pergolas, gazebos, retaining walls, ornamental • Building materials, methods and technology used in structures, site preparation and landscape paving. commercial construction • Council building requirements Fitout – structural Landform structures requiring fabricated internal • Building permits process • Standards and tolerances in relation to construction Alterations to shop fronts, internal works, load- support. methods bearing structures and fixtures. Underpinning EXPERIENCE Working as a Commercial Builder, you are expected • Applying financial management principles to Greenhouse Underpinning existing structures and associated Practical experience shows to have experience in the following tasks: monitor business performance and meet tax Erecting commercial greenhouses. works. that you have made the effort requirements • Managing deep or bulk excavations - precautions to apply your learning to real Low rise Waterproofing required, construction techniques and retaining As well as the general requirements described, a work situations. Work up to 15 metres. Excavations up to 3 metres The use of waterproofing membranes to the interior, methods Commercial Builder – Unlimited must also and cellars and basements to 2.5 metres. All building exterior, below ground and remedial areas of a building. demonstrate competence in: • Tilt-slab construction, from site delivery to work including non-structural. completion • Contract law and construction legal procedures • Building steel structures in all styles using a range • Developing a business plan for a building or Other of connections construction enterprise Any other component of building work that the Board considers appropriate. • Preparing detailed tender documents and work • Marketing and customer relations activities schedules for building contracts • Energy conservation and management processes • Administering commercial building contracts and • Estimating costs for labour and materials resolving any disputes legally and efficiently • Site induction process • Delegating site responsibilities to project managers, forepersons, sub-contractors and tradespersons — and monitoring their performance NOTE: Please provide detailed written examples of your work experience and knowledge.