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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
In 2014-15 WorkSafe proposes to conduct the following safety projects subject to availability of resources. All industries Communicable diseases Labour hire - Checklist Accommodation, cafes and restaurants Catering - Media statement - Checklist Restaurants - Media statement - Checklist Agriculture...
Workplace inspections
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

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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
For the purpose of this technical note, a “Multi-Unit Development” is defined as a development of three or more residential buildings limited to three storeys in height.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been developed with the assistance of the Plumbing Industry Reference Group and is issued as a guide to the Western Australian plumbing industry for the correct use and...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note responds to issues raised by licensed plumbers regarding the installation of reticulation/irrigation cut-ins and backflow prevention, 40 mm traps (using products with built-in air...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014

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Announcements

Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building Commission
Department News
04 Jun 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014
Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building Commission
Department News
14 May 2014
The Building Commission will introduce a number of enhancements to its existing compliance program in 2014, aimed at ensuring performance standards are being met and the licensing system works as intended. Many licensed plumbing contractors will have experienced a ‘compliance check’ from one of the Building Commission’s plumbing inspectors and in 2014, a compliance check of a contractor’s records...
Building Commission
Department News
28 Nov 2013
New water laws, which look to transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia, came into effect on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. While the new legislation, the Water Services Act 2012 and the Water Services Regulations 2013 (the Water Laws), specifically relates to water services providers, there are a number of amendments for those working in the...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Nov 2013
The Building Commission recently brought together stakeholders from across the building and plumbing industries to look back at its past achievements and hear about its future directions. The Building the Industry 2013 presentation and sundowner was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 December 2013 and acted as the industry launch for the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016...
Building Commission
Department News
12 Dec 2013
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Tuesday 11 March is World Plumbing Day! Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and celebrated annually, this international event raises awareness of the important role of the plumbing industry in protecting public health and safety, and the environment. The availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation is something that affects us all, and our Australian lifestyles would be very...
Building Commission
Department News
11 Mar 2014
A summary of submissions received on the discussion paper ‘Alternative Plumbing Solutions in Western Australia’ is now available for viewing.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014

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