Our owner-builder course will not teach you how to swing a hammer or tell you the standard regulation distance between joists. We will teach you how to manage your project and make you aware of your legal responsibilities, obligations and rights. At the end of the day, 90% of owner-builders will act as project-managers and oversee the progress of their project. Some of the topics covered (to name only a few) include
  1. Insurances;
  2. Contracts;
  3. Legal responsibilities & obligations;
  4. Budget & estimating.
  5. Planning & Scheduling.
  6. Order of sequence of works.
Thats not to say we won't be here to help you throughout your entire owner-builder project. If you have any technical building or administrative questions throughout your project, you are more than welcome to call us at any time.

10274NAT Course in Preparation for Owner Builder Permit.

We have a a 100% commitment to help you pass. Out objective is not to fail anyone, just help point you in the right direction.

The QLD Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) requires all persons seeking to apply for an Owner-Builder Permit to complete this course where the total commercial value of works (labour and materials, inc. GST) exceeds $11,000.

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will receive a Nationally Recognised "Statement of Attainment" and will be able to apply to the QLD Building and Construction Commission for their owner-builder permit.

Any person with a relevant QBCC licence may be eligible for exemption to doing this course. Please contact the QBCC to find out if you qualify for exemption.

Topics covered in the course include –
  • Plan an owner builder construction project;
  • Prepare drawings and identify materials;
  • Estimate costs and evaluate fund sources;
  • Identify statutory requirements relevant to the obligations of the owner builder;
  • Develop strategies to support the administration of an owner builder project;
  • Develop strategies for monitoring and controlling on-site activities of an O.B. Project;

Course Material

Download QLD Owner-Builder course study guide

Download ABSOLUTE's quick start to owner-building in QLD

Designed by the experts at ABSOLUTE Education, this is an essential reference tool of what we consider to be the most important topics for owner-building in QLD.

Other important documents

Download Facts for Home Builders & Renovators

Download What is insurable work?

Download Queensland BCC Act 1991

Download Queensland BCC Regulation 2003