Owner Builder Course in Western Australia (WA) - The Owner Builder Club


Hello Owner Builder in Western Australia!

We get it.

Choosing an owner builder course AND a white card course is another big thing you've got to tick off your long list of things ‘to-do'.

Here's the good news. We've done the research for you.

We critiqued 12 owner builder course providers across Australia and we're super excited to announce our partnership with (drum roll)……..Absolute Education.

Here's what we like about Absolute Education and why we've partnered:

  • they're known for their expertise in delivering solutions to the Australian Owner Builder and Construction industry for over 14 years (that's a big tick)
  • they're super professional (another tick)
  • they offer a White Card course (one-stop shop) and you need this PRIOR to completing the OB course
  • the OB course is super easy to access online and by correspondence (tick, tick)
  • you can take as long as you need to complete the course (because life's busy)
  • your certificate is emailed within 24 hours (love instant gratification)
  • you get unlimited phone access (because sometimes we need to speak to a real person)
  • they give away lots of FREE stuff (who doesn't love a gift with purchase)
  • you get to sit a FREE practice exam (thank you)
  • run by people who know the building game (that's called credibility)
  • they're fully compliant with the regulatory board as an approved training organisation (again, credible)
  • AND, the price is right! (phew)


Here's what you need to know and do:

  • We've said it already but we'll say it again. You need to do a White Card course PRIOR to the OB course
  • But don't worry, you can select the White Card course when you register for your OB course (at Step 4 – cost is $55.00)
  • To get started, click on ‘Register Now' (registration is free) in the box below to go straight to their registration page (it's a simple step-by-step process)
  • Confirmation of your registration with your user name and password will be sent to you by text and email once registration is complete
  • OB Course cost is $185.00 payable when you pass (psst, everyone passes!).


Oh come on, who isn't!?

If you enter the ‘Offer Code' OBC at the bottom of Step 4 in the registration process (under Special Promotional Code), you'll automatically go into the draw to win a $200 Bunnings voucher.

Yep, if you win, there's your course cost back (and then some).

By entering the Offer Code OBC means you give us the okay to contact you (only if you win) via the email address you provide.

Note – Registrations completed in the month of January (across Australia) are eligible for the bonus draw.

So what are you waiting for?


Absolute Education is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91521) who makes doing an Owner Builder Course simple. All you need to do is click ‘Register Now' (it's free) create a username and password, login and start answering the questions! Best parts, you don't pay until you pass (you'll pass) and your certificate will be emailed to you upon completion (and once you've paid)!

In Western Australia, becoming an Owner Builder entails you to attain necessary approvals from the Building Commission. When doing so, you need to complete an owner builder application form and pay an application fee. The Building Services Board requires you to perform tasks that will support your knowledge when it comes to owner building and that you know your duties and responsibilities as an owner builder before you get an approval when applying. Ninety per cent of owner-builder approval applications are resolved inside eight weeks. The Building Commission will reach you if any additional data is required to handle your application. You will be advised when a choice with respect to your application has been made.

Once your owner builder approval has been issued, you should apply for a building license from your local registry inside six months. On the off chance that you don’t, your proprietor developer endorsement will lapse. Owner-builders must be issued with a building grant once at regular intervals. On the off chance that you have been issued with a building license by the nearby government inside the most recent six years, it is an offence to pronounce that you have not.  Owner Builder WA may be asked to complete the “Request for waiver” form and submit to the Building Commission for approval if you want to obtain another building permit without the requirement for home indemnity insurance.