In late 2018, the Victorian Government made amendments to the Building Act 1993 to introduce a new registration and licensing scheme for tradespeople. The scheme aims to reduce non-compliant building work, enhance industry accountability and encourage skills formation. Changes will be implemented for carpentry first, with other trades to follow over a five-year period.
Have your say
The Victorian Government has prepared an Options Paper to seek your views on options to implement the new registration and licensing scheme for carpentry tradespeople. These options have been developed in consultation with key stakeholders.
This Options Paper seeks to:
- Communicate and seek feedback on options already identified by stakeholders
- Draw out any new options and ideas for consideration, that can be analysed in the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and
- Seek feedback and information on other issues raised
Submissions on the Options Paper can be made by:
- Uploading a document to this webpage (see bottom of page)
- Completing the online survey on this webpage below
- Emailing your submission directly to email@example.com or
- Posting your submission marked:
Attention: Building Division
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Victoria 3002
Submissions are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, 1 April 2020.
In addition to public submissions, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will conduct a number of workshops to seek further feedback on the Options Paper. To register your interest in attending a workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This consultation process will be used to identify feasible options to consider in a RIS, to be released for public comment later this year. Draft regulations showing the preferred approach for implementation of the new scheme for carpentry tradespeople will also be released with the RIS for comment.
Due to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the commencement date of the new carpentry trades registration and licensing scheme has been delayed until the start of 2022.
A Regulatory Impact Statement and draft Regulations are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2021 for public consultation. This postponement will provide more time for adequate consultation with stakeholders on the options that will be outlined in the RIS and on the draft regulations.
Updates on this project will be posted on this site.
The survey closed at 5 pm on Wednesday, 1 April 2020.
Or upload a submission
Privacy Collection Notice
DELWP is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws. The information you provide will be used in the development of the registration and licensing of building trades scheme. The information you provide may be made available to DELWP and the Minister for Planning. If you do not wish to provide your personal information we will not be able to identify your submission if you wish to access it, make a correction or require technical support. You may access the information you have provided to DELWP by contacting email@example.com.