Introduction



Our owner-builder course will not teach you how to swing a hammer or tell you the standard regulation distance between joists. We will teach you how to manage your project and make you aware of your legal responsibilities, obligations and rights. At the end of the day, 90% of owner-builders will act as project-managers and oversee the progress of their project. Some of the topics covered (to name only a few) include:
  1. Insurances;
  2. Contracts;
  3. Legal responsibilities & obligations;
  4. Budget & estimating.
  5. Planning & Scheduling.
  6. Order of sequence of works.
Thats not to say we won't be here to help you throughout your entire owner-builder project. If you have any technical building or administrative questions throughout your project, you are more than welcome to call us at any time.

Tasmanian Owner Builder Permit Course Material.


The Building Act 2000 provides that intending owner builders must be registered before starting work. To be eligible to be registered, you must:
  • Be a natural person;
  • Own the land on which you intend to build;
  • Not be in the business of building;
  • Not construct more than two buildings of any class (except Class 10 or Class 7b buildings) in a ten year period, not including any you may have built prior to 2004;
  • Have completed an approved owner builder training course to show that you understand your obligations as an owner builder;
  • Engage the services of an accredited building surveyor who will obtain a registration certificate from the Director of Building Control prior to issuing you with a Certificate of Likely Compliance for your building work.

If the value of work (labour and materials, inc. GST) exceeds $5000., you MUST provide evidence of successful completion of an approved course (OUR certificate) if you wish to apply for your Owner-Builder Permit.

Topics covered in the course include –
  • Preparing to be an Owner-Builder;
  • Legislation surrounding Owner-Building;
  • Cotracts, quotes and progress payments;
  • Dispute handling, resolution and helpful tips;

Course Material