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Information on the requirements for induction training in the construction industry
Construction induction
Reasonable time, if no time set A contract or agreement for the supply of services usually states when the services will be provided and the date they will be completed. If not, you automatically guarantee to supply the service within a reasonable time. What is ’reasonable’ will depend on the...
Guarantees and warranties
Services must achieve the consumer’s stated purpose You guarantee your services will be reasonably fit for any purpose specified by the consumer and that any products resulting from the services are also fit for that purpose. Example: A consumer asks a carpenter to build a carport to cover his 4WD...
Guarantees and warranties
What services are covered by the consumer guarantees? Services that you provide in the course of your business or professional activity, including not-for-profit services, that: cost up to $40,000 (or any other amount set by the Australian Consumer Law in future), regardless of purpose or use; cost...
Guarantees and warranties
Whether you have to provide a refund, repair, replacement or compensation to a consumer for problems with goods or services depends on whether you have met consumer guarantees set by Australian law. You are responsible for understanding your legal obligations. Australia’s consumer protection...
Guarantees and warranties
Regulations made under the Plumbers Licensing Act 1995 set out the licensing requirements for a plumbing contractor’s licence. Who needs a plumbing contractor’s licence Anyone for intends to undertake plumbing work must first hold a licence to carry out that work. A plumbing contractor is...
Initial grant of licence
Recognition of interstate and New Zealander applicants If you hold a current registration or licence in another Australian state or territory, or New Zealand, you are entitled to apply for an equivalent registration or licence in Western Australia. To apply for a licence under mutual recognition...
Mutual recognition
Western Australia’s system for regulating plumbing work protects consumers and the community by ensuring that only suitably qualified people who hold plumbers licences granted by the Plumbers Licensing Board are legally entitled to carry out plumbing work. Corporate entities such as companies and...
Initial grant of licence
Technical notes on plumbing issues are issued to assist licensed plumbers to comply with the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (the Regulations) applicable to water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work in Western Australia. Each technical note is to be read in...
Technical advice
Information about the Building Commission's Enforcement Branch.
Enforcement

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Publications

Building Commission
Form – notification
23 Feb 2015
A complete list of the Building Commission's industry bulletins.
Building Commission
Bulletin
01 Feb 2018
Complete this form to apply to the Plumbers Licensing Board for a Plumbing tradeperson's licence.
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
Complete this form to apply to the Plumbers Licensing Board for a Plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
When dealing with building disputes relating to a regulated building service, the Building Commission may require the parties to a complaint to provide further details about the complaint. These...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
28 May 2014
Articles on national licensing, unlicensed drainage plumbing work, WaterMark certification, new fees, MPA forums and the MPA and Building Commission 2012 Awards for Excellence.
Building Commission
Newsletter
21 May 2015
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
With the increasing demand on our drinking water supply, the necessity to conserve water in our drying climate and the requirement to comply with the 2003 edition of the plumbing standards AS/NZS...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
After consideration of all facets of the plumbing industry, the Plumbers Licensing Board, through consultation with industry members and its own team of technical compliance officers, has modified...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014

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Announcements

Please be advised that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently undertaking a project to reduce the level of regulation in the National Construction Code (NCC). The ABCB has released a survey to seek stakeholder feedback on potentially redundant or unnecessary NCC provisions. The survey closes on 12 December 2014 and is available by clicking the link below. Complete the Regulation...
Building Commission
Alert
30 Oct 2014
You are invited to have your say on the operation and effectiveness of a key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry.
Building Commission
Media release
03 Oct 2014
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
An operation by Building Commission inspectors has resulted in the rectification of 43 dangerous solar water heater installations.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Sep 2014
In February 2014, the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board), via the Building Commission, introduced a new audit process to complement its previous compliance monitoring activities.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
The Building Commission on behalf of the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) recently undertook an investigation into compliance with the self-certification of plumbing work.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014
On 19 June 2013, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Minister for Commerce, announced an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulation, to be conducted by ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen). The review examined the effectiveness of the current plumbing laws and made a number of recommendations for change aimed at putting in place a more modern and flexible regulatory framework for...
Building Commission
Department News
10 Sep 2014
WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament. This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three months. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
The Building Commission Division of the Department of Commerce will be located at the Mason Bird Building in Cannington from 25 August 2014. We will be joining EnergySafety and WorkSafe at the Cannington building and are looking forward to providing you with a convenient and accessible ‘one stop’ location for a wide range of services. Limited services available on 22 and 25 August While the...
Building Commission
Department News
21 Aug 2014

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