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Apprentices

Overview

Electrical, Plumbing and Gas-fitting apprentices have up to 30 days to apply for a licence after completing of their training.

Other building trades are not licensed in Tasmania, however should you wish to manage or certify building work, you will need to apply for a builder's licence. Generally you will need at least two years' experience following your trade apprenticeship before you can become a licensed builder. The requirements are explained in the Scheme for accreditation.

Eligibility

Apprentices must complete their Contract of Training with their employer as administered by Skills Tasmania before being eligible to apply for a licence.

Electrical apprentices must work for a contractor for 12 months and complete the contractor training before being eligible to apply for contractor licence.

Building apprentices will need at least two years' experience following your trade apprenticeship before you can become a licensed builder.

Select your trade

Read the checklist and declaration before you apply for your licence.

Electrical practitioner licence

Plumber practitioner licence

Gas-fitting practitioner licence

Overseas applicant

Guide to licensing services online