Skills assessment

Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience, but not the ‘piece of paper’ to prove it?

Skills assessment or recognition of prior learning (RPL) recognises that skills, knowledge and experience are not always gained in the classroom.

RPL is a process that assesses an individual’s non-formal learning, such as work or life experience, to find out if the individual has achieved the required learning or competency outcomes for completion of a qualification.

As a registered training organisation (RTO 30097), Master Builders can assess your skills and experience to help you gain the formal qualifications you need to apply for a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence.

We can assess skills for the following QBCC licence classes:

Preparing for your skills assessment

Being prepared will save you valuable time and hassle, and ensure the RPL skills assessment process is relatively stress free.

Here are a few tips and hints:

  • Be prepared to talk about your job roles and your work history. Bring your resume or jot down a few points about where you have worked (paid and unpaid) and what you did.
  • Bring your position description and any performance appraisals you have from any job in the industry.  
  • We may need to get in contact with your current or previous employers. Are you in a workplace that is supporting your goal to get qualified? Would you feel comfortable to have Master Builders contact your workplace or previous workplaces so your skills can be validated?
  • Think about who can confirm your skill level, such as current or recent supervisors who have seen you work in the past 18 months and will be able to confirm your skills. Master Builders will need to contact them. You may also have community contacts or even students themselves who can vouch for your skill level.
  • Collect any certificates from any training you have done, as well as letters from employers, records of professional development, employers or students in related industries or government agencies, acknowledgements, workplace forms (as long as they don't show student details) or other relevant documents.

Cost and payment terms

Phone us to discuss the various cost and payment terms, including any funding opportunities available.

How can Master Builders help?

Master Builders can provide advice to members on how to apply for your licence. Phone us or email us today.

Not a Master Builders member? Find out more about becoming a member

You can also visit the QBCC website for more information about applying for a QBCC licence.

Need more information?

Phone us or email us to find out how Master Builders can assess your qualifications.