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:

Builder

Are you an experienced trade contractor and want to become a qualified Builder?

Master Builders can help eligible applicants complete the technical qualification necessary to apply for a Builder licence through a recognition of prior learning (RPL) skills assessment.

Eligibility criteria

For carpenters and bricklayers: 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: 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.

Duration

Approximately six months from date of enrolment.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of the RPL skills assessment a Certificate and Record of Results in the relevant qualification will be issued (e.g. Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)). This may be used to meet the QBCC technical requirements for a Builder licence.

Payment terms

Refer to Master Builders training and assessment fees and charges policy and refund policy for more information on payment terms.

Need more information?

You can contact our training team with your enquiry today.

Builder Restricted

Are you an experienced trade contractor and want to become a qualified Restricted Builder?

Master Builders can help eligible applicants complete the technical qualification necessary to apply for a Builder Restricted licence through a recognition of prior learning (RPL) skills assessment.

Eligibility criteria

For carpenters and bricklayers: 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: 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.

Duration

Minimum of six months from date of enrolment.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of the RPL skills assessment a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of the relevant qualification will be issued (e.g. Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)). This may be used to meet the QBCC technical requirements for a builder restricted licence.

Payment terms

Refer to Master Builders training and assessment Fees & Charges Policy and Refund Policy for more information on payment terms.

Need more information?

You can contact our training team with your enquiry today.

Site Supervisor

Do you supervise building work under your employer's QBCC licence?

Master Builders can help eligible applicants complete the technical qualification necessary to apply for a Site Supervisor licence through a recognition of prior learning (RPL) skills assessment.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must be demonstrate a minimum of 12 months site supervision experience.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of the RPL skills assessment a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of the relevant qualification will be issued (e.g.  Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)). This may be used to meet the QBCC technical requirements for a site supervisor licence.

Payment terms

Refer to Master Builders training and assessment fees and charges policy and refund policy for more information on payment terms.

Need more information?

You can contact our training team with your enquiry today.

Trade Contractor

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Do you have trade experience and want to become a qualified QBCC licensed Trade Contractor?

Master Builders can help eligible applicants to complete a Certificate III in their chosen trade through a recognition of prior learning (RPL) skills assessment. This qualification will meet the technical requirements for a QBCC Trade Contractor licence.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must be currently employed in the construction industry and have at least four years' experience in the relevant field (e.g. carpentry).

Outcome

Upon successful completion of the RPL skills assessment the participant will be issued with a Certificate III in one of the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
  • CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
  • CPC31011 Certificate III in Solid Plastering
  • CPC31111 Certificate III in Steel Fixing
  • CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • CPC31311 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
  • CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting
Funding

Limited funding opportunities, in partnership with Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), are available state-wide until and will be allocated on a first in, best dressed basis, subject CSQ’s eligibility criteria.

Payment terms

Refer to Master Builders training and assessment fees and charges policy and refund policy for more information on payment terms.

Need more information?

You can contact our training team with your enquiry today.

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

Contact 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 – contact 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 info?

Contact our friendly training team today to find out how we can assess your qualifications.

Phone 1300 13 60 02

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