Victoria’s Consumer Protection Framework for Building Construction

Tabled: 28 May 2015

Appendix A. Building practitioner registrations 2013-14

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Categories and numbers of building practitioners

Category

Class description

No. registered

Domestic builder

Domestic builder-unlimited (DB-U) May personally carry out, manage or arrange for sub‑contractors to carry out all components of domestic work.

Domestic builder-limited (DB-L) May carry out, manage or arrange to carry out only the components of domestic building work specified in their Certificate of Registration.

Domestic builder-manager (DB-M) May manage or arrange for domestic builders registered in another class to carry out components of domestic building work specified in their Certificate or Registration.

14 398

Building surveyor

Building surveyor-unlimited and limited (BS-U/L)

May conduct building surveying functions—ensure construction projects meet building regulations—for either all buildings (U) or buildings up to three storeys in height with a maximum floor area of 2 000 square metres (L).

603

Quantity surveyor

Quantity surveyor (QS) Is permitted to estimate and manage the cost of construction projects.

134

Building inspector

Building inspector-unlimited and limited (BI-U/L)

Is permitted to inspect all classes (U) or certain classes (L) and components of buildings and varieties and types of construction.

633

Engineer

Engineer

Encompasses four sub-classes: electrical, mechanical, civil and fire safety.

2 246

Temporary structure

Erector or supervisor of temporary structures (V1 and V2):

  • Class 1—adequate knowledge and experience to erect, maintain and dismantle stages, seating stands or equipment platforms and towers.
  • Class 2—adequate knowledge and experience to erect, dismantle, or supervise the erection or dismantling of tents, marquees and prefabricated buildings over 100 square metres in floor area.

107

Demolition

Builder-demolisher (BD)—three sub-classes:

Builder—demolisher (low rise buildings) BD-L—has adequate knowledge and experience to demolish (excluding special buildings) and strip unoccupied buildings with a maximum of two storeys.

Builder—demolisher (medium rise buildings) BD‑M—has adequate knowledge and experience to demolish—excluding special buildings—and strip buildings with a maximum of five storeys.

Builder—demolisher (unlimited) BD-U—has adequate knowledge and experience to demolish and strip any building including 'Special Buildings' (as defined in the regulations).

302

Commercial builder

Commercial builder-unlimited and limited (U/L) May perform, manage and/or arrange any commercial building work (U) or only the components of building work specified on their certificate of registration (L).

4 540

Draftpersons

Draftsperson Building Design (Architectural) (DP-AD) May design and develop architectural working drawings for the construction of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.

Draftsperson Building Design (Interior) (DP-ID) May design and develop working drawings for the interior fit‑out of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.

Draftsperson Building Design (Services) (DP-SD) May design and develop working drawings for services design, including water, sewerage, hydraulics, lighting and fire protection systems.

2 360

Total individual building practitioners—practitioners can hold multiple types of registration.

21 186

Source: Victorian Auditor-General's Office based on the VBA Annual Report 2013–14.

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