Works assessor licence

In the ACT, works assessors must be licensed under the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 and meet all the eligibility requirements.

Licence classes

Each licence class has different scopes of work and may be subject to conditions. You need to know your class before applying.

Class A works assessor — Planning and development

Class B works assessor — Planning and development

Undertake an exemption assessment under the Planning and Development Act 2007 only in relation to:

Works Assessor — Works Assessor


You need certain qualifications to apply for a works assessor licence. These are explained in the Construction Occupations (Licensing) (Mandatory Qualifications) Declaration 2017 (No 1).

Where multiple methods are listed for a particular licence class, you are only required to meet one of the methods listed.

Start your application

To start your works assessor licence application, collect your evidence and review the fees. Then complete and lodge:

Note, you can start an online application and save it to return to later. Your application won’t be submitted until the documents are lodged and fee paid.


The assessment of your application will take at least four weeks.

If your application is incomplete, or we need more information or verification, the assessment will take more time. Requests for more information will be sent to you via email.

Assessments of applications will not be fast tracked in any circumstances.

Your responsibilities

If granted a works assessor licence, you are responsible for the administration and requirements of that licence. This includes:

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