Skills assessment or recognition of prior learning (RPL) recognises that skills, knowledge and experience are not always gained in the classroom.
RPL is a process that assesses an individual’s non-formal learning, such as work or life experience, to find out if the individual has achieved the required learning or competency outcomes for completion of a qualification.
As a registered training organisation (RTO 30097), Master Builders can assess your skills and experience to help you gain the formal qualifications you need to apply for a Building Services Authority (BSA) licence.
We can assess skills for the following BSA licence classes:
Preparing for your skills assessment
Being prepared will save you valuable time and hassle, and ensure the RPL skills assessment process is relatively stress free.
Here are a few tips and hints:
- Be prepared to talk about your job roles and your work history. Bring your resume or jot down a few points about where you have worked (paid and unpaid) and what you did.
- Bring your position description and any performance appraisals you have from any job in the industry.
- We may need to get in contact with your current or previous employers. Are you in a workplace that is supporting your goal to get qualified? Would you feel comfortable to have Master Builders contact your workplace or previous workplaces so your skills can be validated?
- Think about who can confirm your skill level, such as current or recent supervisors who have seen you work in the past 18 months and will be able to confirm your skills. Master Builders will need to contact them. You may also have community contacts or even clients themselves who can vouch for your skill level.
- Collect any certificates from any training you have done, as well as letters from employers, records of professional development, employers or clients in related industries or government agencies, acknowledgements, workplace forms (as long as they don't show client details) or other relevant documents.
Cost and payment terms
Phone us to discuss the various cost and payment terms, including any funding opportunities available.
Getting your licence
If you want to carry out or supervise building work over the value of $3,300 (including labour, materials and GST) in Queensland, you need a Building Services Authority (BSA) licence.
Applying for your licence can be confusing and time consuming – but it doesn't have to be with Master Builders. Our expert staff can provide members with guidance throughout the entire licence application process.
How can Master Builders help?
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You can also visit the BSA website for more information about applying for a BSA licence.
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