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If you want to supervise residential building, and building trade and specialist work contracted for by a licensed contractor, you'll need a qualified supervisor certificate.

A holder of a qualified supervisor certificate is responsible for all work carried out under their supervision, and for ensuring:

  • the work is done with due care and skill
  • the relevant regulations, ordinances, codes are complied with
  • that suitable materials are used.

A qualified supervisor must be an employee of the licence holder, a member of the partnership, or a director of a company holding the contractor licence.

Certificate applications must be lodged at a service centre, and you can book an appointment online.

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  • the PDF forms:
    • 'Application Form - Individual'
    • 'Checklist for Individuals' (based on the category of work you're applying for)
    • 'Additional Details Form/s' (if applicable)
  • proof of identity 
  • one passport size photograph
  • documentation that meets the qualification requirements (certificates and transcripts from the registered training organisation)
  • your referee's statement (if applicable)
  • certificate of eligibility to obtain insurance (if applicable)
  • your payment.
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  1. Download and complete:
  2. Gather the required supporting documentation.
  3. Select the 'Book an appointment' button.
  4. Choose your service centre.
  5. Schedule your appointment.
  6. Enter the required details.
  7. Attend your appointment with your application documents and payment.
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  • There are a number of classes, so refer to Licence Classes and Qualifications for information on eligibility.
  • A qualified supervisor certificate allows the holder to supervise and carry out the work as described on their certificate.

To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit NSW Fair Trading.

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Payment methods

For online transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay, Diners Club or American Express).

For phone transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For transactions in person at a service centre:

  • cash (in Australian currency)
  • cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
  • money order
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
  • Android Pay app.

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.

* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

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