Date 18.12.2015 The Victorian Building Authority are regulators of building and plumbing practitioners ensuring a ‘quality build environment in Victoria’. Here’s an article about improving the license and registration system for builders and plumbers in 2016

‘ From 2016, the VBA will be implementing a new system of registration and licensing for plumbers and builders. The new process is designed to deliver better outcomes for Victoria’s building and plumbing industries and consumers by making the system simpler to use and will ultimately reduce the regulatory burden on industry.

The aim is to provide greater clarity, consistency and transparency around the application and assessment process. Changes will predominantly be focused on how applications are processed and assessed internally.

New application forms, templates and supporting materials will help to make the registration processes more streamlined and significantly reduce delays caused by incomplete or missing information.

These changes are a reflection of the VBA’s commitment to delivering best practice industry regulation.

Changes will come into effect early next year, however there will be a transition period during which the VBA will accept applications for registration made using existing forms.

More information will be available on the VBA website in the New Year. ‘