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.

Western Australia Owner Builder Permit Course Material.


If the value of work (labour and materials, inc. GST) exceeds $20,000., you MUST provide evidence (OUR Certificate) to the WA Building Commision if you wish to apply for your Owner-Builder Permit.

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will receive a "Certificate" and will be able to apply to the WA Building Commission for their 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