0430 206 032 sam@tradesa.com.au

About Us

Sam Cottell from SA Trade Licensing


Aquamate Testimonial

Sam from SA Trade Licensing worked for seven years as a construction licensing manager for Consumer and Business Services.

He left licensing to start his own business to assist builders in technical interview preparation and electricians in licensing paperwork.

He has been running SA Trade Licensing for over six years and prides himself on realistic advice for the construction industry.

Sam has experience in company formation, construction compliance and technical interview preparation.

Sam is not aligned with any industry body so you can be confident you’ll receive a non-biased approach with no membership fees and no up-sell. His role is to provide you what the minimum requirements are as determined by CBS, then how to achieve them.


Contact Sam from SA Trade Licensing to get the process started!


from SA Trade Licensing clients


“I have no hesitation in recommending Sam and the team at SA Trade Licencing, with Sam’s working knowledge of the building act he demystifies the requirement. Sam provided excellent value for money taking us by the hand providing a step by step plan preparing us to achieve company and individual builders supervisors licences.”

Rob Milam | General Manager | Aquamate

Aquamate Testimonial

“Sam has been very helpful and has taken the hassle out of applying for our licence.  It was all a little overwhelming and if it was not for Sam we would have taken a lot longer to  apply for the licence.  It was great how Sam made the process simple and stress free.”

Pat Pacicca – Director

Adelaide Excavations & Earthmoving

“We both were really happy with Sam’s services in getting an electrical contractors licence. He was always available, quick to respond and we were licensed fast!”

Mel and Jodi

Switched on Chicks testimonial

“Since going out on my own into business Sam has provided direction in both my licensing and providing me with the right contacts to structure correctly. An open and honest conversation can always be had and I am confident in my licensing structure that I can focus on my work and other aspects of my business. I highly recommend Sam and SA Trade Licensing to all trades.”


Marsh Testimonial

“After numerous calls to relevant industry bodies and countless Google searches trying to understand the SA Trade Licensing requirements to enable me to offer handyman services as part of my business mix, I almost gave up as it seemed to be a minefield of issues and problems. Fortunately, I came across Sam’s business during one of my searches, sent him a quick e-mail explaining my predicament, we met, and the rest is history. Sam’s understanding of the process and ability to guide you through painlessly was invaluable.”

Darren Miller


Make Do Studio

“I would like to thank Sam for giving me the right advise before I took on my study in Real Estate.  He gave me the support after I completed me studies and assisted me in completing all documents to set up my registration.  He knew all the steps and made sure I had everything set up to allow for a quicker process as no information was missing from my application.  Sam, was great with his communication and kept me up to date during the application.  Thank you Sam, I will be referring you with confidence.”

Raquel Pacicca – Principal

Adelaide Property Brokers
“It was a great experience. I’m all set to go with my biz, so just wanted to say ‘thanks a lot’. Cheers Sam and hope your biz is going well.
Best eighty bucks I ever spent!”

Max Aberdeen, The Fixician Handyman Service

The Fixician Handyman Service

Sam helped me avoid the interview because of my carpentry trade which meant my licence came a lot faster than I expected! Great service and quick to respond!”

Bennefit Carpentry
Bennefit Carpentry

“Sam made what was quite daunting PAINLESS. Helping us to obtain our company and  builders supervisor licences for Civil Construction seemed so simple and he was always available to answer my questions. I would recommend Sam to potential clients for his knowledge and a stress free simple process. Good Luck for the future Sam and thanks for always being there throughout the process.”

Alice Schmaal – Director

Schmaal Contractors
“Starting a small business is challenging, its important to find people who help you to navigate and give sound advice.
Sam assisted me to achieve my business requirements for licensing in a way that was easy to understand and efficient so I could concentrate on other areas of the business.
Thank you Sam for being the trusted adviser.”
Alex Bence
Leisure Pools Adelaide Metro
Leisure Pools
“Great service! Sam was very helpful and easy to get along with, I felt that I could ask him questions and get honest feedback in order to set realistic and achievable goals for my business licencing application.  He was very thorough, took the guesswork out of the process and went the extra mile. I highly recommend his services to anyone wanting to apply for an upgrade or a new building licence.
Josh Norton | My Bathroom Renovation
My Bathroom Renovation

I would like to say thanks for your service toward applying for renovation and alteration.

I would like to grade your services. I would recommend people who’s apply for licence come and see you.
Great services
Very knowledgeable.
Very friendly.”