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License reforms to make it easier for tradespeople and consumers

31 December 2015

The state’s consumer watchdog is reducing red tape and simplifying processes for tradespeople and apprentices, under new reforms to occupational licensing that come into effect on January 1.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Dini Soulio, said Consumer and Business Services (CBS) is making a number of improvements to the current occupational licensing system, which include streamlining and fast tracking the issuing of licence cards to all apprentices and introducing a new entry point for plumbing, gas fitting, electrical and building apprentices who have completed a trade.