Course Overview

Have you got all the skills, knowledge and experience to renovate kitchens, bathrooms and laundries?

The Master Builders Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Renovation RPL program can help you on your pathway to a Renovation licence. To find out about the licence process in NSW, please visit Fair Trading NSW.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you already have. Our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

With RPL you can complete the Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Renovation pathway within 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fees for this program are as follows:

Master Builder Member Rate $1,800
Non-Member Rate $2,000

Note: On enrolment, you will be invoiced for $1,500.00. This consists of a $1,000.00 non-refundable administration fee.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. Simply follow our RPL kit and provide video and photographic evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you have. Plus, our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

The assessment practical activities are very specific and require you to have access to your workplace and a variety of job tasks. These tasks relate to the practical components of each unit of competency, and you must be able to have access to tools, equipment and materials necessary to carry out the tasks.

To participate you will need a laptop or computer with internet access to login. With our RPL program you can submit all the required assessment knowledge questions, practical activities and evidence in our online student system.

Watch our video for tips on how to gather evidence for your RPL kit.

Examples of the types of evidence that you will need to gather will depend on the qualification you are completing, however, examples could include:

  • Video footage of your performing tasks on site
  • Time-lapse photos of you performing tasks on site
  • Certificates you have already gained 
  • Project management documentation

Watch our video for tips on the types of evidence you need to gather for your RPL kit.

Expand your employment and business opportunities and be on the pathway to a renovation licence. The Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Renovation RPL program is designed to enable you to formally recognise your skills in renovation work.

Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced Renovator from Fair Trading NSW.

Once the RPL program is successfully completed you will earn the units of competency to meet the licensing requirements.

The increased demand for home renovations provides a great opportunity to kick start a new business or grow your existing business.

Career benefits:

  • Be on the pathway to a renovation licence
  • Start your own renovation business
  • Advance your employment opportunities and gain more work
  • Build your own clientele network
  • Manage renovation projects
  • Coordinate teams to deliver quality work

Master Builders applies the following entry requirements:
• a minimum of one years full-time (or equivalent) kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation related experience in the construction industry (experience must be within the last 10 years), including experience in making and installing cabinets.
• a valid White Card (General Construction Induction card)
• currently working on active kitchen and bathroom renovation projects
• able to provide details of two referees to confirm your work history/experience. Referees must be a qualified/licenced tradesperson in cabinet making and have worked with you for 12 months or more
• able to answer at least 80% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process.

This RPL pathway has been designed to meet part of the NSW Fair Trading criteria to apply for a Kitchen,  Bathroom and Laundry Renovation Contractor Licence. NSW Fair Trading has specific criteria in addition to this qualification. Visit the NSW Fair Trading website for further information

Apply for your USI prior to application.

Enrolment Conditions

Master Builders has enrolment conditions to help you progress through your training:

  • Students cannot enrol in more than one online qualification and/or program at the same time.
  • Students cannot undertake more than two programs in total at a time.
  • This does not include our online Professional Development, CPD Made Easier, or short 1 or 2 day courses.

This program must be completed within 6 months.

To achieve this, the knowledge-based assessment is required to be completed and submitted within 2 months and all evidence is to be submitted within 5 months.

We recommend committing 10-15 hours per week on the course to complete within the 6 months.

For full units of competency see the course information guide. Here is a brief overview of the assessments that will take place on your worksite:                   

  • Organise the worksite with site layouts
  • Fabricate and install furniture and furniture products                                                                                                              
  • Estimate and cost jobs
  • Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products                                                                              
  • Knowledge testing and practical observations                                                                                                    
  • Preparation of your portfolio of evidence

Participants who successfully complete this course will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • MSFFDM4009 Match furnishing style/materials to customer requirements
  • MSFFM3041 Determine and document requirements for cabinet installation
  • MSFGN3006 Estimate and cost job
  • MSFFT4013 Coordinate on-site installation of cabinetry
  • MSFFM3042 Fabricate cabinetry
  • MSFFM3043 Install Cabinetry

Master Builders Association provide the Nationally recognised units of competency required to meet part of the Fair Trading NSW criteria to apply for a Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Renovator Contractor Licence. For licensing information and additional evidence requirements for a licence please contact Fair Trading NSW on 13 32 20 or go to the Fair Trading NSW website.



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