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.

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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To receive communications from Master Builders Education and Skills about the qualification that best suits your pathway to a building licence, please provide your details:

Browse the qualifications available below:

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

 On-Site RPL

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.


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. 


Qualification requirements








Our previously completed students who are on the pathway have success with licence application by NSW Fair Trading. Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder from NSW Fair Trading.

Master Builders host Building Licence information sessions to provide you with more details. Please ask us for when the next session is scheduled.


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.