Recognition of interstate and New Zealander applicants
If you are applying for mutual recognition you are entitled to an equivalent occupation in Western Australia. The only equivalent occupation is as a painting practitioner. If you want to contract for painting work with others, you have the option to make a separate application for a contractor’s registration under section 18 of the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.
View the 'painting contractor registration' webpage for more information on registering as a painting contractor.
If your practitioner’s registration has conditions attached to the scope of work you are permitted to carry out, this will be reflected on your contractor’s registration.
During application processing period
Under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992, if you have lodged a complete application form with supporting documents and paid application fee, you are permitted to work as a painting practitioner in Western Australia, until a formal decision regarding your application has been made.