Domestic Trades Registration Short Construction Course

Do you want to apply for your Domestic Builder – Limited Registration?

Our Domestic Trade Registration course comprises just four units. It is delivered online through TIV’s Virtual Classroom, and is perfectly suited to those who’ve completed their Certificate III trade qualification. This short course covers the required units of competency (outlined in the Building Regulations 2018) to prepare you to apply for Domestic Builder – Limited registration.

Don’t Delay – Places Are Limited

CLASSES ARE ON A ROLLING TIMETABLE SO YOU CAN START AT ANY TIME!

Don’t miss out on your chance to become part of one of Australia’s biggest and most versatile industries.

Trade Institute of Victoria – DB-L Units

TIV is proud to deliver this short course that equips students with units required to gain competency for Domestic Builder – Limited registration. The course outlines how to produce a schedule of resource requirements for materials and labour and how to record (and track) costs.

The Domestic Builder – Limited Essential short course is suitable for:

Get your qualification faster

The Domestic Trades Registration course allows you to attain the 4 nationally accredited units you need to gain the necessary qualifications for a Registered Builder –   Limited licence without delay.

With classes being run on Saturdays, this also makes it easier to study while holding down a job.

We Teach in a Way to Ensure You’re Successful

We know that learning how to build, as well as all the things that go with it like applying for permits, can be overwhelming. That’s why we have great instructors that are experienced but also understand that different people learn in different ways.

We want you to pass. And we want you to feel confident in your capabilities at the end of the Domestic Builder – Limited Essentials course.

That’s why we offer training support. Our trainers have helped hundreds of students from a variety of backgrounds just like you pass the course. They’ll sit with you and help you with anything you’re struggling with.

Course Details

The course duration is 5 days, with training taking place every two weeks on a Saturday from 9am to 3pm, with a half hour break during the course of the day. The 4 units are delivered online with TIV’s Virtual Classroom. There is also additional training and support provided via our Student Support Program if this is needed. We do this to ensure no one is left behind.

What you’ll learn

You will complete 4 units:

What's Included?

Each student receives a package of material valued at $500 containing:

• The National Construction Code
• The Australian House Building Manual
• The Guide to Standards and Tolerances
• Forms and templates that can be badged and branded to be used for your own future use

We Teach in a Way to Ensure You’re Successful

We know that learning how to build, as well as all the things that go with it like applying for permits, can be overwhelming. That’s why we have great instructors that are experienced but also understand that different people learn in different ways.

We want you to pass. And we want you to feel confident in your capabilities at the end of the course.

That’s why we offer one-on-one Zoom or face-to-face training support. Our trainers have helped hundreds of students from a variety of backgrounds just like you to pass the course. They’ll sit with you and help you with anything you’re struggling with. Whether you need some help with the technology or don’t understand how to use the Building Code, they’ll talk you through it and make sure you learn.

You can also attend Saturday tutorials at our training centre if you feel like you need ongoing face to face support.

And all our classes are live so you can ask any questions you need to while they’re fresh in your mind.

Course Dates & Locations

The course duration is 5 days, with training taking place every two weeks on a Saturday from 9am to 3pm, with a half hour break during the course of the day. 

As it is a rolling start date you can start within three weeks of signing up.

These classes are Virtual Classroom sessions on ZOOM.

Fees and Government Funding

Course Fee

$1,300
There is no government funding available for this course.

This course is not a subsided course. If you are after a government subsidesed course you can try our CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Whatever your financial position, don’t let it stop you from gaining your qualification. We also have payment plans that can help you afford the course.

Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.

The student fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees

Units of Delivery
CORE UNITS UNIT TITLE
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals
Prerequisites

Due to the accelerated nature of this short course, it’s recommended that students have at least 3 years experience in the building industry in the building and construction industry. This should not include your time as an apprentice.

In addition, you must meet the following prerequisites (with some relating to online component):

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a computer or laptop with Microsoft office (or equivalent). An iPad is not suitable.
  • Internet access for the duration of the course
  • WhatsApp downloaded for class interaction
  • Video access for Zoom calls
  • Availability at scheduled class times
  • Can read, write and speak English competently
  • Have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment

“The course has been great – really beneficial. Everyone at TIV has been really helpful and super professional.”

Sam Lloyd
Western Bulldogs
Completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government funding available?

No. This course is not a subsided course. If you are after a government subsidesed course you can try our CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

To confirm if you’re eligible for government funding, check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss your options.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

This course isn’t a Nationally recognised course. However all the units are Nationally Recognised.

These units have been put together as they are the most commonly required units needed for when applying for a Domestic Builder-Limited License with the VBA.

What does the student need to supply to be able to participate in the Virtual Classroom?
  • A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office (not an iPad)
  • A mobile phone or landline for dialling into the Audio Conference
  • Internet access
  • Being available during the hours set on the timetable
  • WhatsApp downloaded
  • Video access for ZOOM
What are the career pathways from the DB-L Essentials Course?

Job opportunities from the course involve:

  • Registered Building Practitioner
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • Contract Administration
Other than at timetabled sessions, is there any extra support available to me in this course if I need it?

Yes, there are support sessions provided every Saturday morning (except for long weekends) at our Williamstown campus. These sessions are open to any current TIV student. Individualised additional training and support is also available through the Student Support Team.

You can also call the office on 9399 9511 between 9am and 5pm and get some help from student support.

When I complete this qualification will I be a Registered Builder?

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) registers builders once it has established through its assessment processes that you are a suitable candidate for registration. This involves a searching assessment of your skills and knowledge, coupled with evidence of at least 3 years’ experience involved in running building projects.

The DB-L essentials course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the VBA and prescribed units needed for various DB-L categories.

What will the qualification help you with?
  • Increase your job opportunities and knowledge in the Building and Construction Industry.
  • Gain expertise and abilities to support your Domestic Builder Limited (DB-L)  Registered Building Practitioner application and contribute to Domestic Builder – Unlimited (DB-U) application.
  • Learn about preparing contracts, legal requirements, building applications and approvals.
I want my Builders License. What is the next step I should take?

The next step is to contact TIV on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss the best options that would suit your needs. TIV runs a Become a Registered Builder (BARB) Program for existing students. This has been established as an extra support for you after the completion of the course

More information can be found at info@becomeabuilder.com.au