How to check if the quoting business has all the required licences and qualifications.

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At Oneflare, we work hard to ensure that we are listing only the highest quality businesses and tradespeople to quote on your jobs. 
 
We have a baseline verification process in place ensuring businesses have a valid ABN before being able to quote on jobs through the platform, we encourage all our customers to undertake their own research into the quality of the business. Some of this research can be done on Oneflare by checking reviews and pictures of previous work. Additional research through the relevant government agencies is also highly encouraged.
 
Depending on which state you are in and which type of trade you're looking to hire, there are a number of licenses, insurances and certificates that service providers may need to acquire.
 
To make it easier for you to understand what is required in your state, we have put together a list of our most popular trades and the relevant certificates and licenses they require to operate. That way, you know exactly what to ask for when choosing which quote best suits you.
 

 

New South Wales 

Builder

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Carpenter

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Renovator

Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry Renovation:

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Electrician

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Plumber

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Gas Fitter

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Landscaping

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Concreting

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Painter

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Tiler

  • Qualified Supervisor Cert
  • Contractor Licence
  • Tradesperson Cert (NSW Fair Trading)

Roof Tiler

Plasterer & Gyprock

Roofing & Guttering

Fencing

Licence Check tool - Service NSW

 

Victoria

Builder

Carpenter

Renovator

Electrician

  • Electirician Licence (A OR A/E)
  • Registered Electrical Contractors (REC) Registration (work for profit = must be registered)
  • Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence (low-voltage work)
  • Supervised Worker's Licence (Energy Safe Victoria)

Plumber

Gas Fitter

Landscaping

Concreting

Painter

Tiler

Roof Tiler

Plasterer & Gyprock

Roofing & Guttering

Fencing

 

 

South Australia

Builder

Carpenter

Renovator

Electrician

Plumber

Gas Fitter

Landscaping

Concreting

Painter

Tiler

Roof Tiler

Plasterer & Gyprock

Roofing & Guttering

Fencing

 
 

 

Queensland

Builder

  • Builder Low Rise
  • Builder Medium Rise
  • Builder (open) (QBCC)

Carpenter

Renovator

  • Builder: Restricted to Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry (QBCC)

Electrician

  • Electrical Mechanic Licence
  • Electrical Linesperson Licence
  • Electrical Fitter Licence
  • Electrical Jointer Licence
  • Restricted Electrical Work Licence (WorkSafe QLD)

Plumber

  • Plumbing & Drainage (QBCC)

Gas Fitter

Landscaping

  • Structural Landscaping (Trade) (QBCC)

Concreting

Painter

  • Painting & Decorating (QBCC)

Tiler

  • Wall & Floor Tiling (QBCC)

Roof Tiler

  • Wall & Floor Tiling (QBCC)

Plasterer & Gyprock

  • Plastering: Solid OR Drywall (QBCC)

Roofing & Guttering

  • Roof & Wall Cladding - Roof Tiling - Metal Fascias & Gutters (QBCC)

Fencing

  • Builder: Low Rise, Medium Rise OR Open
  • Carpenter
  • Concreting
  • Glass/Glazing/Aluminium
  • Landscaping
  • Structural Metal Fabrication & Erection
  • Non-structural Metal Fabrication & Installation - Bricklaying (QBCC)

 

 

Western Australia

Builder

Carpenter

  • Building Practitioner
  • Building Contractor (Building Commission)
  • Most carpenters or cabinet makers do not need a licence

Renovator

Electrician

  • Electrical Contracting
  • Electrical Installations
  • Electrical Training
  • Restricted Electrical Work (EnergySafety)

Plumber

  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Tradesperson (Standard OR Drainage Plumbing)
  • Provisional Tradesperson's Licence (Standard OR Drainage Plumbing)
  • Restricted Plumbing Permit (Plumbers Licensing Board)

Gas Fitter

Gas fitter Licence in one of the below classes:

  • Class G,I,E OR P (some licences may be restricted due to the services they provide) (EnergySafety)

Landscaping

Concreting

Painter

Tiler

Roof Tiler

Plasterer & Gyprock

  • Plastering: Solid OR Drywall (QBCC)

Roofing & Guttering

  • Building Practitioner
  • Building Contractor (Building Commission - Plumbing Contractor
  • Tradesperson (Standard OR Drainage Plumbing)
  • Provisional Tradesperson's Licence (Standard OR Drainage Plumbing)
  • Restricted Plumbing Permit (Plumbers Licensing Board)

Fencing

 
 
 

Tasmania

Builder

Carpenter

Renovator

Electrician

Plumber

Gas Fitter

Landscaping

Concreting

Painter

  • No license required.

Tiler

Roof Tiler

Plasterer & Gyprock

Roofing & Guttering

Fencing

 
 
 
 

Northern Territory

Builder

Carpenter

Renovator

Electrician

Plumber

Gas Fitter

  • General Gas fitter
  • Gas fitter (typer B - Appliance)
  • Provisional Gas fitter
  • Auto Gas fitter (NT WorkSafe)

Landscaping

Concreting

Painter

Tiler

Roof Tiler

Plasterer & Gyprock

Roofing & Guttering

Fencing

 

 

Australian Capital Territory

Builder

Carpenter

Renovator


Electrician

Plumber

Gas Fitter

Landscaping


Concreting

Painter

Tiler

Roof Tiler

Plasterer & Gyprock


Roofing & Guttering

  • Builder: Class A (Unlimited)
  • Builder: Class B (Medium Rise)
  • Builder: Class C (Low Rise - Residential)
  • Builder: Class D - Plumber: Water Supply
  • Plumber: Irrigation (Land, Planning, Building & Housing)

Fencing

 
 
 
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