Victorian Builders Registration is a Melbourne-based company set up specifically to help builders, project managers and trade professionals get their domestic builder’s licence in Victoria.

We offer a flexible range of services and study packages to help you achieve this goal faster, easier and
with greater confidence.

Through our services, we’re also achieving our own mission of actively improving the skills, knowledge and experience of builders and trade professionals entering the Victorian building industry.

How We Are Different

What separates us from our competitors is our real-world knowledge of both the Victorian building industry and the VBA registration process.

Our company founders James Davis and Blake Schrieber are both qualified carpenters and registered builders (DBU) who are still actively working on-site in the building and construction industry. We literally practice what we reach.

The service packages we offer are all-inclusive. With us, there are no hidden costs along your journey to becoming registered. We provide all the resources you need to get registered upfront, including all books and study tools.

We also take the time to establish a working relationship with our clients to figure out the best process to becoming registered, depending on your individual experience in the industry, your available time and your personal preferences. We can customise our services to suit your needs.

10 reasons to choose VBR

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Victorian Builders Registration Trainers

Our trainers hold an unlimited Domestic Builder registration (DBU) and have a combined total of 25 years’ experience in the building and construction industry.

Blake and James are passionate about passing on the skills, knowledge and experience they have gained in construction and fully appreciate the massive opportunity VBR gives them to help raise the standards of builders in the building industry in Victoria.

Both James and Blake conduct the group classes and private training, while we have an application team that puts together VBA applications for our clients.

Blake Schrieber

Founder & Trainer

Blake began his career as an apprentice carpenter working on domestic building projects. Once qualified, he started running his own carpentry business and obtained his DBL in carpentry.

After some years doing private jobs with a limited licence, he upgraded to a DBU registration and created Blake Built Homes, which he still runs and is actively involved in.

James Davis

Founder & Trainer

James has many years of experience both working onsite and running his own construction business, giving him a well-rounded approach and understanding of the Victorian building industry.

In addition to his skills and experience, James is dedicated to keeping up to date with building methods and industry regulations and he takes pride in using this knowledge to educate others.

What Our Students Say

I highly recommend giving the VBR team a call if you are serious about getting your Building licence.

I could not have gotten through the process without the help of the VBR team. The professionalism and high level of knowledge throughout, combined with a relaxed nature, makes you feel confident and at ease whilst going through the process.

The team goes above and beyond making every candidate their priority. From my first class I knew I was in good hands.

Chris Perry – DBU 65695

The team at VBR were an incredible help. They knew the application process top tobottom and helped me to prepare with in depth understanding of exactly what area

I needed to study. I don’t think gaining my DB-U would have gone half as smoothly without their help

Brett Way VW Building Projects CDBU – 67334

The team at Victorian Building Registration provide a great amount of experience and in depth knowledge, to help assist your development in becoming a licensed Builder.

The whole experience was well organised, managed and executed in a clear and comprehensive format.

With their assistance from getting my portfolio ready, to the one on ones before my final exam. VBR’s team were exceptional and ready to help.

I highly recommend Victorian Building Registration if you are looking to pass your builders exams.


Josh Vendramini VW Building Projects CDBU – 67334

The team at VBR were great at helping me get my DBL-C.

They are extremely knowledgeable and have a huge amount of building experience so they understand every aspect of a build including what goes on behind the scenes.

Sharing this knowledge with me has given me confidence to further my own career beyond small scale work.

The whole process went really well and I highly recommend.

James Cigonini – JC Southern Carpentry DBL-C 67540

Between finishing my diploma of building and construction and applying for my builders license I contacted VBR for one on one sessions.

They quickly worked out my strong and weak points and from there tailored our sessions to my needs.

VBR made it clear from the beginning that I was a priority. Professional, warm and relaxed i can’t recommend them more

Sam Bazy – Moss Builders DBU 66992

Each module is done weekly in class which I found a great way to learn, and then also a great resource to reviseonce I have my interview date booked in.

A lot of the info we learned was relevant in my interview and also mock interviews were done during our sessions which was a good way to become more comfortable leading up to the real thing.

I would say I would have really struggled without seeing VBR and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get their license.’

Nick Healey DBU 68090