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.

During my time within CBS (formerly OCBA), I dealt with countless SA security agent and contractor compliance issues.

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

 

– Confusion about the new national licensing conditions vs old

– Additional costly application fees

– Adding Liquor Licensing Approval of Person – Back-and-forth phone calls and visits to CBS

– Admin issues such as change of address which delays applications up to 10 weeks

… and many more.

During my time within CBS (formerly OCBA), I dealt with countless SA real estate agent and sales representative compliance issues.

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

 

– Confusion about scope of work for trainee sales representatives

– Transferring from Sales Representative to Land Agent

– Back-and-forth emails, phone calls and visits to CBS for nominated managers

– 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

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 security license contractors and agents which includes licensing compliance on:

– Company directors

– Agents

– 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 real estate licence agents and sales representatives which includes licensing compliance on:

– Company directors

– Agents

– Trainee Sales Representatives

– 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

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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.

1) How long does it take to get my SA security licence?

Good question! It ranges from 8-12 weeks depending on your Personal Information Declaration and if you completed the paperwork without error.

2) If I have old qualifications, will this be ok for SA?

No. During mid 2014 qualification pathways were harmonised meaning the old pathways were scrapped. You will now be required to meet current requirements.

3) I’ve completed my Responsible Service of Alcohol training, what happens next?

There’s a form to be completed. Be careful, there’s a cost involved and it also needs to be added onto the SA security license as a condition. 

4) What if I don’t renew my licence, do I have to resubmit a Personal Information Declaration.

If it’s been cancelled for greater than 12 months, unfortunately yes. Plus you’ll experience the same turn-around times as new applicants do. SA Trade Licensing can help speed this up with an error free guarantee.

1) I hold a trainee land sales representative licence, can I perform opens?

Yes – but you must be appropriately supervised whilst performing opens. This means there must be a licensed sales representative on site.

2) I have a few old convictions on my police clearance, will this affect my application?

Yes and no. It’s dependent on the nature of the conviction, when it occurred, frequency etc.

3) If there’s no trust to declare during my yearly renewal, do I still need to lodge paperwork?

Yes you do! The licensing department needs to know there’s no trust account or activity so you must lodge this paperwork. Remember, it’s a legal requirement with serious immediate penalties that apply for non-compliance.

4) Who needs a National Police Clearance?

If you’re a SA trainee, sales representative or land agent applying for a 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.