DB-M Transition Pathway

By 2022 new laws mean a DB-Manager will be removed as a building practitioner. For those registered with VBA as a DB-Manager, or, want to be registered as a DB- Unlimited (that we believe is better then a Project Manager (Domestic)), then we have a course and a pathway for you.

This can be achieved in less then 9 months!

The main difference between a DB-M and a Project Manager (Domestic) is more of a focus on management which has meant an increase in the qualification requirements. The qualification now needed is a Diploma.

The law is if you are engaging in building work (where more then one trade is involved) – for work valued over $10,000 you need to be a registered builder,

As a DB-M or Project Manager (Domestic), you are not allowed to contract with clients or tradespeople. Therefore, this is a limitation in your current role. This means if you are a DB-M you must transition into a new category to continue in this work.



At TIV, we have created a course for you that allows DB-M to transfer across to a DB-U course, which has many benefits of a Project Manager (Domestic) as you can contract with clients or tradespeople, therefore be able to do more with your DB-U license than ever before.

Click here for more info on what is a DB-U.

You will complete your Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) as well as some Gap training.

The duration of this course will take around 9 months (1 weeknight a week, and a few Saturdays). Depending on your qualifications you could be eligible for government funding.

As of 30 June 2022 the DB-M will be removed as a building practitioner it is vital that you have your relevant qualifications done by then otherwise your registration as a DB-M will cease.

Call us today on (03) 9399 9511 and we will assist you in your transition period to keep you qualified!


For more information on these changes Click Here.

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