IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS - EXAMINATION PATHWAYS SET 2 AND SET 4 HAVE CEASED EFFECTIVE 31 AUGUST 2018 AND ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (WA) have been amended, removing the Building Services Board examinations as a qualification pathway for painting practitioner registration.
Currently, painting practitioner applicants under set 2 and 4 are required to demonstrate sufficient experience equivalent to that possessed by a person who has completed the 52202 Course in Painter’s Registration. The regulations currently allow the Board to conduct examinations to assess this knowledge and skill in relation to painting work. The examinations will only be available between February and June 2018, and applications need to be submitted by 31 August 2018.
If you are intending to undertake, or currently undertaking, Board examinations, you need to be aware of the limited time available. Further information is available by calling Licensing Services on 1300 304 064.
Once you have completed and passed all examinations, Licensing Services must receive your complete application for practitioner registration before 31 August 2018.
New registrations (first time)
In Western Australia, registering as a painting practitioner permits you to:
be a 'nominated supervisor' for a registered painting contractor;
use the title 'registered painting practitioner'; and
be employed by or subcontract to a registered painting contractor person or company.
If you are an individual who wishes to contract directly with others to provide painting work valued at $1,000 or more, you must be registered as painting practitioner and a painting contractor (individual). Registering as a painting practitioner does not authorise a person to provide services as a painting contractor.
When considering an application for registration as a painting practitioner the Board considers among other factors, the applicant’s qualifications, experience and fitness to be registered.
How do I apply?
To apply for registration as a painting practitioner you must complete an application form from one of the sets below. Choose the set with the requirements that best match your qualifications and experience.
When you have completed the application form submit it to the Building Commission with supporting documentation and applicable fees.
Time frame for application processing
Most painting practitioner applications are determined within seven weeks. Please assist by submitting all the information required in your application and allow sufficient time for it to be fully assessed.
Sets and application forms
To apply under set 1, you must have the following qualifications and experience:
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating and two units offered as part of the Course in Painter's Registration in small business management and estimating and specification; or
an equivalent qualification as determined by the Board.
Completed an apprenticeship in painting; or
at least the equivalent of four years of full-time experience in carrying out painting work.