Accessing distance education online modules for owner builders is now relatively easy with the advent of web businesses such as the Owner Builder Centre. They are one of a number of reputable suppliers of Nationally Recognised Training packages that contain units of competency required for the license.
For NSW the units are:
Apply OHS, requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
MBA Policy: With the increasing activity of owner-builders applying for building approvals across Australia, Master Builders considered it appropriate to develop a national policy on owner builders.
The objective of the policy is to assist State and Territory Master Builders Associations to lobby for consistent owner builder legislation across Australia which will ensure legitimate owner-builder activity in the domestic building market.
The policy will set out the criteria that legislation should address to ensure that owner-builders are equipped with all relevant information and training prior to undertaking the task of building their own home.