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License to be a Painter......

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    Guest sturt007

    Hi,

     

    I wonder if anyone could possibly give me any advice on this problem.

     

    I am a fully qulified painter and decoator. I have been out here in Adelaide for 9 weeks now. To set up my own business as a painter and decorator on your own you need to have your Supervisors License and Builders License for painting and decorating.

     

    I now have my supervisors license as i applied for this around 4 weeks ago.

     

    I could only apply for my Builders license last week as I needed to do a course to have a cert in management before i could apply. I have been told that this license could take up to 9 weeks to come through which i need to wait nine weeks before i can start working in my own business.

     

    Apart from the license i am all ready to go. Business name bought, website ready to go etc.

     

    Today i heard from someone some conflicting information that i would love to have verified. I heard that you do not legally need a builders license to be a painter and decorator in your own business, its just good to have one as you would then be able to get the large contracts.

     

    I am aware that with the Supervisors license i can work as a painter for others employed.

     

    Can anyone shed any light on whether or not i can get started or is there anyone out there in the same boat who is desperate to get started.

     

    Any help would be great,

     

    Thanks

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