In the ACT, works assessors must be licensed under the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 and meet all the eligibility requirements.
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
- Undertake an exemption assessment under the Planning and Development Act 2007.
Class B works assessor — Planning and development
Undertake an exemption assessment under the Planning and Development Act 2007 only in relation to:
- site work under the Building Act 2004 for a class 1 building or class 10 building or structure
- development in relation to a class 1 building or class 10 building or structure, mentioned in the Planning and Development Regulation 2008, Schedule 1, other than the following:
- Division 1.3.6
- Section 1.102 and section 1.103
- Section 1.105 to 1.112.
Works Assessor — Works Assessor
- Provide, including doing anything incidental to provide, a unit titles assessment report under the Unit Titles Act 2001.
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:
- An Application for construction occupation licence - individual works assessor (also available in PDF)
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.
If granted a works assessor licence, you are responsible for the administration and requirements of that licence. This includes:
- complying with your obligations under the legislative framework
- undertaking work in a proper and skilful way
- rectifying issues that may arise with the quality of your work
- understanding the requirements for insurances, contracts and other obligations
Find out how to:
- Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004
- Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004
- Construction Occupations (Licensing) (Qualifications) Declaration 2019
- Planning and Development Act 2007
- ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008
Contact us for more information.