Trades will be required to either hold a registration or a licence to work on a building site. A trade who holds a licence will not be able to operate their own business or work as a contractor and will be required to be employed.
HIA is opposed to the registration and licensing of trades who work directly, and solely, for registered builders as existing laws provide a range of protections for home owners engaging a builder.
HIA will continue to work with the Government to ensure a fair outcome from these reforms and we will provide members with information over the coming weeks. HIA’s advice to members remains consistent – if you are a trade who can obtain registration now you should consider making an application to do so now.