Entry requirements

Students enroling with Master Builders to do training and/or assessment must meet the entry requirements.

These requirements have been developed to enhance student potential for successful completion of nationally accredited training programs with Master Builders. As many Master Builders training students are seeking a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence, these entry requirements will ensure QBCC licensing preconditions are met.

Certificate III qualifications

For recognition of prior learning (RPL), prior to enrolment, candidates must:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of four years hands on work experience in their trade
  • Demonstrate a sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

For distance and face-to-face delivery, prior to enrolment, candidates must:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of 12 months post carpentry and/or bricklaying trade (24 months for all other trades)
  • Demonstrate a sufficient level of LLN skills.

For RPL, prior to enrolment, candidates must be:

  • For carpenters and bricklayers: demonstrate at least two years post-trade experience on-site supervising all trades with a licensed builder, in domestic construction, and commercial construction to one storey
  • For all other trades: demonstrate at least four years post trade experience on-site supervising all trades with a licensed builder, in domestic construction, and commercial construction to one storey
  • Demonstrate a sufficient level of LLN skills.

Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)

For distance and face-to-face delivery, prior to enrolment candidates must:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of two years commercial sector industry experience, or completion of a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, or hold a current Builder Low Rise licence
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Have access to internet and email
  • Have a laptop (preferably Windows based) that can be used throughout the course duration for class work and assessments.

For RPL, prior to enrolment, candidates must:

  • Demonstrate at least four years’ post-trade experience on-site supervising all trades with a licensed builder in domestic construction and commercial construction to three storeys.

Advanced Diploma of Building & Construction (Management)

For distance and face-to-face delivery, prior to enrolment candidates must:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years building and construction industry specific experience in commercial construction work (over three stories), or completion of a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) qualification, or hold a current Medium rise licence
  • Have a solid level of operational knowledge and skill at a Diploma level
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Have access to internet and email
  • Have a laptop (preferably Windows based) that can be used throughout the course duration for class work and assessments.

For RPL, prior to enrolment, candidates must:

  • Demonstrate at least four years’ post-trade experience on-site supervising all trades with a licensed builder, in commercial construction over three stories and 5,000 square metres.

Building Leaders in Construction (Diploma of Leadership & Management)

Due to the exclusive nature of this program, prior to enrolments, candidates should be:

  • Master Builders member, or an employee of a Master Builders member
  • Able to demonstrate current employment within the commercial construction sector for at least two years as a site supervisor, leading hand, finishing foreman, structural foreman or similar
  • Nominated by an employer and have access to a suitable mentor throughout the program
  • Able to demonstrate a sufficient level of LLN skills
  • Able to commit to attending all ‘live-in’ workshops scheduled for the program
  • Able to access to internet and various communication technology.

Diploma of Leadership & Management

Students must be:

  • Able to demonstrate current employment within the building and construction industry for at least two years as either a business owner, business/commercial manager, office manager or site manager
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Able to commit to attending all workshops for the duration of the course
  • Able to access to internet, office and various communication technology.

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Students wishing to enrol must be able to demonstrate at least 12 months previous experience working within a project team.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Diploma of Project Management

Students wishing to enrol must be able to demonstrate at least 12 months previous experience working within a project team.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

To complete this course, you must be a qualified builder or have a trade qualification.

Please speak directly with our Waterproofing Training Coordinator to discuss your eligibility on 1300 13 60 02 or email training@mbqld.com.au

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Master Builders will consider all enrolments individually and inform candidates of the outcome prior to program commencement.

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