The NSW Government are now making it easier for people to access their trade licences and credentials digitally, this means no more having to carry around your physical card!
They have five trade licences that have already been digitised with more to come. The five trade licenses currently available are.
High Risk Work Licence
A high-risk work licence is required to operate some machinery, erect scaffolding, or undertake dogging or rigging work. High risk work licences are valid for five years and recognised nationally. If you hold a high-risk work licence, turn your credential digital and go wallet free
- White Card
A white card (or general construction induction training card) is required by anyone who wants to carry out construction work, such as tradespeople and labourers, site managers or other people who work in construction areas
- Contractor Licence
Builders and tradespeople in NSW need to hold an individual contractor licence to do building work where the total cost of labour and materials is more than $5,000.
- Qualified supervisor certificate
A qualified supervisor certificate allows someone to supervise and do the work described on their certificate.
- Tradesperson certificate
A tradesperson certificate allows someone to do plumbing, draining and gas fitting work with minimum supervision. People who hold a tradesperson certificate can’t sign off on work. Their work must be overseen and signed off by someone who holds a contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate.
Benefits of having these licences digitised
- Updates in real time, you can change your details via the NSW app and keep up to date when your up for renewal or when your plastic card is being posted.
- Your licence is protected by the security on your smartphone (for example, PIN, fingerprint, and facial recognition) as well as the security of the Service NSW app.
- If you lose your smartphone, your digital licences and authorisations are protected by your phone’s PIN, your Service NSW app PIN and, if available, your touch ID.
To add these licences to your digital wallet go to the Google Play store for Android devices or the Apple store for Apple user and download the Service NSW app.
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Please note Getting a digital trade licence will not stop your plastic card from being issued.