Completed Residential Building Inspection

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Scope of work

  • Inspection of a completed building, including an inspection and preparation of a report in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1 'Inspection of Buildings-Property Inspections-Residential buildings'.

Qualifications required

Completion of an "approved completed building inspectors course", and:

  • a current licence in one of the following licence classes:

    • builder low rise
    • builder medium rise
    • builder open, or
  • accreditation as a building surveyor, assistant building surveyor or building surveyor technician by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors ACN 004 540 836, or
  • accreditation the commission considers to be equivalent to the accreditation of the Institute.

In this section an "approved completed building inspectors course" is provided by a registered training organisation (RTO) and contains the following subjects, or subjects the commission considers equivalent:

  • customer service skills
  • effective communication
  • report writing
  • pre-inspection considerations
  • site inspection procedures and techniques
  • contracts and the building legislation in Queensland
  • Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • QBCC dispute procedures and insurance and legal implications.

Experience required

You need five years experience in the scope of work for:

  • builder low rise, medium rise, or open licence, or
  • building surveyor, assistant building surveyor, or building surveyor technician.

Financial requirements

The relevant financial requirements in the board’s policies.

Licence grades

Important note:

  • Interstate Applicants – may be eligible to obtain a licence through mutual recognition
  • Overseas Applicants – may have to have an overseas qualification assessed for equivalency prior to applying.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance is required for this licence class.

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Registered Training Organisations issue formal qualifications to people who successfully complete training. Please note that the RTO list is a guide only and subject to change. We strive to ensure that the information contained is accurate and up-to-date. Other qualifications can be:
  • apprenticeship papers
  • documentation showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • documentation showing you successfully completed an equivalent course for this licence class (e.g. similar modules)
  • recognition certificate
  • a qualification of statement of attainment of the required competency for the licence class.

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold a formal technical qualification, you may be able to obtain it through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The following RTOs may be able to provide RPL services for this licence class.

HIA - Housing Industry Association of Queensland - Brisbane
Address: 
Head Office, 14 Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Phone: 
07 3021 8800
Fax: 
07 3021 8893
Email: 
qld_training@hia.com.au
HIA - Housing Industry Association of Queensland - Townsville
Address: 
25 Blackhawk Boulevard, Cannon Park, Thuringowa Qld 4815
Phone: 
07 4755 6610 or 07 4755 6600
Fax: 
07 4773 1777
Email: 
nth.qld_training@hia.com.au
Master Builders - Queensland - Brisbane
Address: 
417 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane Qld 4000
Phone: 
1300 136 002
Fax: 
07 3225 6544
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
Contact: 
Mary Hayes
Master Builders - Queensland - Burnett Wide Bay
Address: 
162 Boat Harbour Drive, Hervey Bay Qld 4655 PO Box 358, Hervey Bay Qld 4655
Phone: 
07 4303 2400
Fax: 
07 4148 6334
Email: 
licensing @masterbuilders.asn.au
Master Builders - Queensland - Central Queensland
Address: 
35 Derby Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700 PO Box 631, Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone: 
07 4923 1900
Fax: 
07 4803 6104
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
Master Builders - Queensland - Downs and Western
Address: 
2/166 Hume Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350
Phone: 
07 4659 4200
Fax: 
07 4639 5144
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
Master Builders - Queensland - Far North Queensland
Address: 
310-314 Gatton Street, Manunda Qld 4870 PO Box 806, Earlville Qld 4870
Phone: 
07 4042 8800
Fax: 
07 4027 9214
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
Master Builders - Queensland - Gold Coast
Address: 
Master Builders House, 18 Central Park Avenue, Ashmore Qld 4214
Phone: 
07 5582 7100
Fax: 
07 5609 6054
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
Master Builders - Queensland - Mackay and Whitsunday
Address: 
2/40 Evans Avenue, North Mackay Qld 4740 PO Box 3188, North Mackay Qld 4740
Phone: 
07 4969 4500
Fax: 
07 4829 4184
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
Master Builders - Queensland - North Queensland
Address: 
Master Builders House, 1/316 Sturt Street, Townsville Qld 4810 PO Box 5801, Townsville Qld 4810
Phone: 
07 4417 1800
Fax: 
07 4422 0094
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
Master Builders - Queensland - Sunshine Coast
Address: 
1/91 King Street, Buderim Qld 4556 PO Box 1458, Buderim Qld 4556
Phone: 
07 5456 9800
Fax: 
07 5301 8124
Email: 
licensing@masterbuilders.asn.au
TAFE Queensland - SkillsTech
Address: 
Campuses at Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm
Phone: 
1800 654 447
Email: 
SkillsTech.Recognition@tafe.qld.edu.au