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Owner Builder Courses

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These Queensland Owner Builder courses are recognised by the Queensland Building Services Authority as fully meeting their requirements for the issuing of a QLD Owner Builder Permit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before commencing, you will need to already possess an OH&S White Card, or to undertake and successfully complete the Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCOHS1001A course, sometimes also known as the 'White Card'. This is a compulsory unit that is required along with obtaining your Owner Builder Statement of Attainment certificate.

We offer this online course for Queensland compliance - Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCOHS1001A, CLICK HERE to enrol

Choose from the following 2 ways to complete this mandatory course :

On successfully completing the course, an Owner Builder Statement of Attainment Certificate will be issued.

1. ONLINE VERSION - only $185 : Course 39291QLD - study on your computer, LOGIN and you can complete the 'Assessment Questions' online. Study when it suits you and complete the course at your own pace. This online version is available in 15 different languages.

>> BOOK NOW. If you are having trouble booking online, please call 0433 233 388 or 0403 066 603. (If unattended, please clearly leave your name and number).

2. CORRESPONDENCE - Hard Copy, only $206 : You will receive a bound copy of the 660 pages of course content which is ideal for flexible when you want to study. You are not restricted to sitting at a computer. The hard copy information is also handy reference material when you commence building. You have the choice to answer the 'Assessment Questions' in either hard copy OR online formats. Read More.

>> BOOK NOW. If you are having trouble booking online, please call 0433 233 388 or 0403 066 603. (If unattended, please clearly leave your name and number).

About Owner Building in Queensland.

Under the Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 (QBSA Act), it is compulsory for home owners that wish to perform or coordinate domestic building works on their property for a single project to the building works value of $11,000 or more, that they must hold an Owner Builder Permit, which can only be issued by the Building Services Authority (BSA).

A Permit can not be issued for construction or renovation of multiple dwellings, dual occupancy dwellings or commercial premises (e.g. duplexes, town houses, boarding houses, shops, industrial buildings, farm buildings etc).

Examples work for which an Owner Builder Permit must be obtained:

  • Construction of a new home (single dwelling only)
  • Renovation or alteration to an existing dwelling
  • Extension or addition to an existing dwelling
  • Constructing a garage, carport or domestic shed
  • Swimming pools
  • Pergolas / entertainment areas


The Owner Builder Statement of Attainment Certificate is valid for up to five (5) years from the date of issue on successfully completing the course.

Owner Builder Permits issued by the Building Services Authority are valid for up to six (6) years from the date of issue.

The 2-day Workshop Course is held over a weeknend (Sat & Sun) at South Bank - Brisbane, with workshop classes running once a month. This will be the quickest way to complete the Owner Builder Course where extensive and easy to absorb 'interactive' learning to help you master the knowledge required for owner building. And with the added convenience of asking the course trainers questions and information or learning from other students questions can only be achieved by…
The Correspondence Course (Hardcopy version) can be completed in your own time and pace, which offers you a great deal of flexibility and a more cost effective way to complete the course. You can schedule learning around other aspects of your personal and professional life without the pressures of assessments being due. It is an ideal option for those that live in rural Queensland areas wanting to be owner builders without the need to travel to study. Purchasing…
I just want to thank you for the weekend course, it was very informative and easy listening. The only regret I have is that I wish I had attended the class months ago (I bet you've heard that before). Anyway, not to worry I am on the right track now and thank you once again.RG, QLD Over the past 12 months, our dream of designing and building our own home is now becoming a reality thanks to the guidance and…
All course fees are payable in advance. Course Provider Cancellation Should any workshop course be cancelled by the course provider, participants are entitled to a full refund or transfer of funds to a future course. Medical or Personal Hardship Applicants who are unable to complete a self-paced course and can provide a medical certificate or extreme personal hardship may be granted a refund. An applicants failure to ensure their computer meets the minimum specification is not grounds for a refund.…
Course Fees Workshop face-to-face Course Fees: Workshop Course Booking Correspondence Version ONLY - OH&S Construction Induction Unit - $95.00 including FREE Delivery.(The OHS Unit is a prerequisite, if you have already completed this you may be exempt) Face-to-face Workshop single (1 student) - $355.00. Face-to-face Workshop couple option (1 student + partner - only $150 extra) - $505.00.Partner can learn and gain the knowledge to assist with the project.PLEASE NOTE: Only one Statement of Attainment will be issued. If the partner wishes…
To apply for an Owner Builder Permit in Queensland you must provide the following: A completed Application Form signed by all owners or company directors. Payment of the appliction fee ( $312.25 ). An original or certified copy of a current title search or registration confirmation statement no older than 30 days. Proof of Identity. Proof of a completed Owner Builder Course (Statement of Attainment Certificate).   IMPORTANT NOTE:Please allow one (1) month for your permit to be processed.
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