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RTO 1820


SA General Builder contractor licence business criteria course


Required for contractor's licences: Residential General Builders (Class 1 and 10)(any height), Residential additions (any height),
Residential alterations and/or renovations (structural only) or Transportable building construction and installation.

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$1800.00

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*$1800 is for all six (6) units. You pay for the relevant unit/s needed. See individual unit pricing under the tab 'Fees' below.
There is a task in the course where you tell us what units you need to complete, we will adjust your training plan based on that.
If you are applying for a Plumbing, Gas, Electrical, Civil or Commercial Building (Class 2 to 9),
Restricted Builder (trades such as carpentry, painting, tiling, etc), click here.




At a glance

Units of competency
1. BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
2. BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
3. CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
4. CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
5. CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
6. CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes


Support hours
7am - 8pm AEST (Mon - Thurs)
7am - 5pm AEST (Fri)


Course access
Unlimited access during enrolment period
12 month enrolment period
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Assessments marked
Within one (1) business day



Certificate issued
Instantly
Emailed straight away after successfully completed

Course Purpose:

You will need to complete these six (6) units if you are applying for one, or more, of the following contractor licences:

  • Residential General Builders (Class 1 and 10)(any height)
  • Residential additions (any height)
  • Residential alterations and/or renovations (structural only)
  • Transportable building construction and installation.

The units completed in this course meets Option 1 of Part 1 - General Residential Building Work of Consumer and Business Services' (CBS) business criteria requirement. Click here for details.

Want to check this is the right course for you? Click here.

You should confirm with Consumer and Business Services (CBS) as to the exact units you need to complete for your licence before enrolling.

If you are applying for a Plumbing, Gas, Electrical, Restricted Builder (trades such as carpentry, painting, tiling, concreting, handyman, etc), Civil or Commercial Builder contractor licence, click here.

Sam Cottell from SA Trade Licensing can help you put your licence application together, provide information on the licensing process, and offer further advice on obtaining a SA Contractor Licence. For information on the services SA Trade Licensing can offer and help you with, click here.

See our course brochure for more information.

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Course requirements:

To successfully complete this course, you are required to complete six (6) nationally accredited units of competency. Nationally recognised training Australia These units are BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business, BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning, CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work, CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects, CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract and CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes

On completion of all, or some, of these units, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the completed units above.

Completed one or more units elsewhere? Not a problem, just let us know and we will amend your training plan and invoice.

Enrolment period, or duration, is twelve (12) months. That is, you need to complete all training and assessment within this enrolment period. The amount of training and assessment which occurs during the enrolment period will be dependant on a number of factors including, but not limited to, your current level of knowledge and skills, breaks in study, distractions, etc.

You complete the course entirely at home online.

To complete the course at home online, you will need a computer/laptop/phone/tablet, etc with a webcam and connected to the internet. You will not need to purchase any additional resources such as programs, materials, books, etc.

To enrol click the 'Start Now' button in the blue box above, you will be guided by the system from there. If you have any problems, or if we can help with anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 797 123.

Information on the units above can be found by clicking here and typing the unit code in the code box.

See our course brochure for more information.

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Fees

The fees for this course is $1800. This is the full Fee For Service price for all six (6) units, as no subsidies or funding applies or is available. See the table below for individual pricing if you do not need to complete all six (6) units.

Fees can be paid by credit card (no surchage applies) or direct deposit.

Fees are payable once all asseessments have been successfully completed, and before we will issue you your certificate.

PCD Training also does not participate in any loan schemes, such as VET Student Loans, etc. So you will not incur a debt with the government by enroling in this course.

Unit Code

Unit Name

Full Fee for Service -no funding

BSBSMB401

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

$300

BSBSMB404

Undertake small business planning

$300

CPCCBC4007A

Plan building or construction work

$300

CPCCBC4004A

Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

$300

CPCCBC4003A

Select and prepare a construction contract

$300

CPCCBC4024A

Resolve business disputes

$300

Totals:

$1800.00


See our course brochure for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have you got existing knowledge and skills that you feel may enable you to apply for RPL for the BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business, and BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning units? Then try our skills assessment form.

Open the form (click to open), select the relevant response from the 'response' dropdown box, complete other details (including your name, mobile and email in the summary section) and click the 'submit' button. We will be in contact from there.

Please note:
Keep in mind these few things -
1. Even if the skills assessment form indicates 'likely' that you may be eligible for an RPL, this in not guaranteed as it will depend on you providing evidence, etc.
2. In addition to providing suitable evidence, you will also be required to attend an interview and answer quizz questions.
3. The fees for RPL are the same as enrolling in the course and completing the assessments, you don't save any money.
4. In alot of cases it can take longer to complete going through RPL than just completing normally.

If you any questions about RPL, please don't hesitate to contact us or see our course brochure for more information.

Entry requirements

There are no designated entry requirements for this course. However, you will need a sound working knowledge of basic maths, and be able to read, write and understand standard English, similar to what is used in this information. If you are unsure of your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) standard, please request our LLN Tool.

You will also be required to download and upload files. You will also need access to a computer/laptop/tablet, etc which has, or on which you are able to install, a web-cam and has internet access.

Enrolment notes

All prices are in Australian (AUD) dollars.

All personal information is collected for the purposes of enrolment requirements only. Specified information from the enrolment is required by federal legislation to be reported to the national VET regulator for statistical purposes only. Your information won't be shared with any other party.

All payment information, including card and cardholder information, is collected for the purposes of enrolment requirements only. Your payment information will not be retained and will not be shared with any other party.

Absolute Contractor Training does not guarantee that you will successfully complete this course. We also do not guarantee that you will become licensed by a licensing authority, such as Consumer and Business Services (CBS), or you will obtain employment by having completed this course.

Assessment

Participants will be required to complete a range of assessments, including uploading of files of work completed and video responses. Assessment requirements are outlined in the relevant unit.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also available. This will require uploading of evidence documents, the completion of a skills history document, an online interview which will be recorded, recording of an experience video, answering quizz questions, etc.

If you wish to apply for an RPL please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or click on the RPL tab and complete the skills assessment form.

See our course brochure for more information.

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Why PCD?

You probably haven’t heard of PCD Training before and might be just a little worried as a result. We totally understand! Ask yourself (and other training providers) these questions when comparing us to others:

1. Will my trainers have experience in both building and business?
PCD Trainers have several years’ experience in both, click here for more information on our trainers.

2. Does my trainer hold a building licence?
Holding a building licence from a licensing authority shows that the person has appropriate knowledge and experience in the building industry. Knowledge and experience that can be imparted to you to help you with your contracting business. Both our trainer’s hold a current building licence.

3. Can I start the course before paying?
Starting a course before having to pay shows that the training provider stands behind the quality of training they offer, and not out to rip your money from your pockets. With PCD Training, you can start (and even complete) the course before paying. If you are not happy with it at any point, simply stop doing it as you haven’t paid anything up front.

4. It’s two business units that I must do, but will it be relevant for my contracting business?
With PCD Training, YES. Some providers just use generic training resources that have been developed by a third-party company. These materials are generic in nature and cover business generally. We have developed our own learning resources and assessments and have contextualised our materials specifically to a building or trade contracting business.

5. Every state has different legislation, I live in South Australia so will I learn things relevant to me in South Australia
With PCD Training, definitely. Not only have we contextualised our training resources to a building and trade contracting business, but we have also contextualised them specifically to South Australia. So, you will learn relevant things for your contracting business IN South Australia.

6. When will I get my certificate?
As soon as you have successfully completed all tasks, and we have received your fees, you will be emailed a copy of your certificate INSTANTLY. You will also be able to access a copy in our system. Under the standards for registration, RTO’s must issue certification within 30 days. At PCD Training we do it instantly.

7. I haven’t heard of PCD Training before, how long has it been going?
PCD Training has been training since 1998. Our RTO number, 1820, indicates that we have been around for a while.

8. Your price seems to be in between other providers. I have seen it as cheap as $330 and as dear as $1000, why is that?
The cheap ones could be using the generic resources that costs them about $40 from their supplier and require you to do 200, 500, or more, word essays. The dearer ones usually have high overheads such as several staff, offices, cars, etc that they must pay for. We consider our price to be fair for quality training and we have limited overheads.

FAQ's

1. I am after a contractor licence, is there anything else I need to be able to work for myself?
Yes. There are two types of licences you will need: a contractor licence and a supervisor licence.

2. What is the difference between the two licences, I thought I just had to have a contractor licence?
A supervisor licence lets you do or supervise the work only, it doesn’t let you do anything else. A contractor licence lets you contract or run a business only. So to be able to work for yourself you need the two licences together, or have someone with the licences if you are going to operate as a company, etc.

3. What do I need to do to get a supervisor licence?
You usually need to sit a technical interview with Consumer and Business Services (CBS). Check with them or Sam Cottell from SA Trade Licensing for details.

4. What do I need to get a contractor’s licence?
Usually you need three main things: a business criteria course (this course you are looking at with us), a certificate of eligibility for building indemnity insurance and a national police clearance check no older than 12 months old. Check with CBS or Sam Cottell from SA Trade Licensing for details.

5. It’s a bit confusing with these licences, is there somewhere where I can get more information?
Definitely. We highly recommend to touch base with Sam Cottell from SA Trade Licensing, you can reach Sam by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sam is ex-manger of the licensing section for CBS and knows all the ins and outs with licensing. Alternatively, if you don’t want to engage Sam’s services or pay for a consult, contact CBS and ask them what you would like to know. However Sam can help with the whole process and help you prepare for the technical interview as the fail rate is about 40% - 60%.

6. With your business criteria course, how long roughly does the online option take to complete?
Unfortunately we can’t give an accurate time as everyone is different. As a ballpark allow around six (6) months to complete. However this is purely a ballpark.

7. Do I need a webcam and what is it used for?
You definitely need a webcam and it takes a snapshot of you answering a question in an assessment, so we know it’s you completing the course and not someone else. We also have to cover specific things in the unit descriptor, such as communication skills. The easiest way to do this in an online mode is get you to record video answering a question in our system.

8. Can I complete the six (6) units in a workshop?
We only offer a workshop option for the two BSB units, you can only complete the four CPCCBC units by online. If you come to a workshop for the two BSB units, while we can’t guarantee you will complete in the two days (a number of factors can affect such as English is your second language, etc) it is very unlikely that you won’t complete at the workshop and need to complete work at home.

9. How do I go about booking for a workshop and when is your next workshop coming up for the two BSB units?
Once you have enrolled, send us an email requesting that you would like to book for a workshop with the relevant dates. Send your email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can see the list of workshops coming up at by clicking here.

10. If I decide to enrol, is there help and support if I need it?
Definitely. While every question has a ‘contact us’ button where you can submit a contact request for us to get back to you, you can also contact us by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us on 1300797123 and leave a message for us to contact you if it is urgent.

11. When do I receive my material for the course?
All material and assessments are available as soon as you enrol. You do not have to wait for us to send anything out to you, as soon as you have access to your course you can start.

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