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LICENSING COMPLIANCE

South Australian Trades

If your employee, partner or subcontractor has an issue with their licence, chances are … you’re liable

Click on the Licensing Compliance tab that applies to you


During my time within CBS (formerly OCBA), I dealt with countless SA builders licence compliance issues.

The issues and reactions were always the same, here’s a few common examples:

– Companies scrambling to licence their supervisors or subcontractors

– Additional costly application fees

– Back-and-forth emails, phone calls and visits to CBS to resolve warning letters

– Stop work orders for sole traders and companies for up to 6 weeks

… and many more.

During my time within CBS (formerly OCBA), I dealt with countless SA electrical, plumbers and gas fitters license compliance issues.

The issues and reactions were always the same, here’s a few common examples:

 

– Companies scrambling to licence their apprentices, interstate employees and subcontractors

– Additional costly application fees

– Back-and-forth emails, phone calls and visits to CBS to resolve warning letters

– Admin issues such as change of address which delays applications up to 3 weeks

… and many more.

During my time within CBS (formerly OCBA), I dealt with countless SA electrical, plumbers and gas fitters license compliance issues.

The issues and reactions were always the same, here’s a few common examples:

 

– Companies scrambling to licence their appentices, interstate employees and subcontractors

– Additional costly application fees

– Back-and-forth emails, phone calls and visits to CBS to resolve warning letters

– Admin issues such as change of address which delays applications up to 3 weeks

… and many more.

Every scenario mentioned above can be avoided, guaranteed

What can SA Trade Licensing do for you and your business?


SA Trade Licensing can perform monthly, half or full year licensing compliance checks (and resolve any type of issue) on your entire business structure. This includes all Government paperwork, phone calls and emails at a fixed cost.

This unique service for SA builders licenses includes compliance on:

– Company directors

– Supervisors

– Subcontractors

– Partners

– Business structures and trading names

– Managing the renewal process which guarantees the licence can’t be cancelled

SA Trade Licensing can perform monthly, half or full year licensing compliance checks (and resolve any type of issue) on your entire business structure. This includes all Government paperwork, phone calls and emails at a fixed cost.

This is a unique service for SA electrical, plumbing and gas fitting licence contractors and workers which includes licensing compliance on:

– Company directors

– Apprentices

– Subcontractors

– Partners

– Business structures and trading names

– Managing the renewal process which guarantees the licence can’t be cancelled

SA Trade Licensing can perform monthly, half or full year licensing compliance checks (and resolve any type of issue) on your entire business structure. This includes all Government paperwork, phone calls and emails at a fixed cost.

This is a unique service for SA electrical, plumbing and gas fitting licence contractors and workers which includes licensing compliance on:

– Company directors

– Apprentices

– Subcontractors

– Partners

– Business structures and trading names

– Managing the renewal process which guarantees the licence can’t be cancelled

Frequently Asked Questions

South Australian Licensed Trades

Click on the FAQ tab that applies to you


1) What is a building supervisor?

A building supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all building work in South Australia is performed properly and meets building standards.

2) Who is a building contractor?

If you carry on the business of performing building work for others, not the physical work, then you are known as a building contractor – you must apply for a licence.

3) What’s the financial requirement and when does it apply?

If you’re applying for an SA builders contractors license limited to residential building work for example, then this is known as a general builders license and you’ll need to supply evidence of either Builders Indemnity Insurance or $100,000 in tangible net assets (and trading solvent). This causes many problems during the application process and SA Trade Licensing will complete this error free.

4) Who needs a National Police Clearance?

If you’re an individual applying for a contractors license – you’ll need one. Also, every director too. Remember, if there’s a change of directorship, the new director must supply the licensing department a National Police Clearance. There are some exceptions to the rule so make sure to ask SA Trade Licensing.

1) How long does my licence last for?

In South Australia, if you work as an employee for wages, your registration lasts for 3 years. This can’t be extended unfortunately as it’s legislated this way.

2) I have an apprentice, does he/she need a licence?

Yes. If they perform any electrical work they’ll need to hold an apprenticeship licence.

3) What’s the financial requirement and when does it apply?

If you’re applying for an SA electrical contractors licence with or without restrictions for example, the licensing department has a generic approach for all applicants – you must declare there is $10,000 in tangible net assets under your name or issued to the company. You wont need to supply Indemnity Insurance or physical evidence which will save you some time but they can request it if there’s any concerns.

4) Who needs a National Police Clearance?

If you’re an individual applying for an electrical contractors licence – you’ll need one. Also, every director too. Remember, if there’s a change of directorship, the new director must supply the licensing department a National Police Clearance. There are some exceptions to the rule so make sure to ask SA Trade Licensing.

1) Can I sign off work if I’m under technical direction?

No. You must complete the Certificate IV in Plumbing and be approved by CBS before you can.

2) I want to do bathroom renovations, does my SA plumbing licence cover me?

No. You will need an SA restricted builders licence in addition to your plumbing licence.

3) What’s the financial requirement and when does it apply?

If you’re applying for an SA plumbing and/or gas contractors licence with or without restrictions for example, the licensing department has a generic approach for all applicants – you must declare there is $10,000 in tangible net assets under your name or issued to the company. You wont need to supply Indemnity Insurance or physical evidence which will save you some time but they can request it if there’s any concerns.

4) Who needs a National Police Clearance?

If you’re an individual applying for a plumbing and/or gas contractors licence – you’ll need one. Also, every director too. Remember, if there’s a change of directorship, the new director must supply the licensing department a National Police Clearance. There are some exceptions to the rule so make sure to ask SA Trade Licensing.