Are you thinking about taking the next step in your building career and need a building licence?

Start your own business or expand your capabilities.

Master Builders is the leading education provider in the building and construction industry. We are here to help you gain the necessary qualifications on your pathway to a building licence.

The phenomenal 32% increase in enrolments into our Certificate IV in Building and Construction tells us that our members and the industry want online learning!

Best of all, the Australian and NSW Governments support the building and construction industry with educational subsidies+, tax write-offs and consumer grants, so there’s no reason to delay your journey.

Find out how we can help you reach your qualification goals.


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When am I going to have the time to do this course?

We have two study options that you can fit into your already busy schedule, or it might suit you to combine both:

online classroom Virtual classrooms

Instead of rushing from work to class, you now have time to go home, settle in, grab a snack, then simply login to learn. Virtual classrooms are just like a real class except from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your laptop/tablet/computer, a quiet place, and speakers or headphones. Once you login to learn you feel connected to educators and colleagues, as well as having access to our learning resources, videos and more!

Recognition of prior learning


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you have gained on the worksite. Best of all, you can provide demonstrations of your on-site practical tasks connecting by WhatsApp or FaceTime with one of our industry expert trainers.


The phenomenal 32% increase in enrolments into our Certificate IV in Building and Construction tells us that our members and the industry want online learning!

Aaron Gray, Joiner from Macksville. 

With future business prospects in sight, Aaron needed the skills to take the next step in his career. With current work and life commitments, the online Certificate IV in Building and Construction was the ideal choice.

“The support from the teachers has been incredible. The information is there if you stay focussed. I have learnt a lot and look forward to completing the course. It is not a worrying or stressful experience in any way.”  

Mark Collins, Sales Manager from Port Macquarie.

In Mark’s current role, he needed more in-depth knowledge in areas such as Supervision, Contractor Agreements and Legal Responsibilities. As well as the added benefit of being on the pathway to a Building Licence, Mark was already familiar with online learning.

“So far, so good, I like being able to fit the study in between my working and family commitments and the portal is very easy to use. I am learning a lot which is a big reason for me doing this course. I would recommend it to a friend.” 


To apply for the Master Builders building licence pathway courses, you must have the following minimum entry requirements:

  • At least 3 or more years of full-time work experience in building and construction
  • 1 year of supervisory experience in building and construction
  • Have a valid White Card
  • Successfully complete our building and construction online quiz
  • Successfully complete our referee checking process

For more information on entry requirements please read the qualification webpages and course information brochures.


Take your place in one of Australia’s largest industries, study with the Master Builders. Backed by the original Building and Construction Association, why would you choose anyone else for your qualification pathway to a building licence? Within our building community, you will be supported by our industry expert educators and our customer service team throughout your learning journey. 



Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder from Fair Trading NSW.

Our completed students who are on the pathway to a building licence have success with licence applications by Fair Trading NSW. 

The qualification pathway below may apply to most people, but with your individual circumstances, you might be on a different pathway. Previous versions of the qualifications may also be accepted. It is recommended you contact Fair Trading NSW for clarification.



The Smart and Skilled program provides subsidies from the NSW Government to support your training. Master Builders has a contract with the NSW Government (Department of Education) to offer subsidised training and assessment programs under the government's Smart and Skilled program.
Eligibility and course availability criteria apply. To find out if you are eligible visit the Smart and Skilled NSW website. The Master Builders customer service team will also assist you with your enquiries.

+This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Subject to funding availability and eligibility and criteria apply.