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Own-It Build-It Course

Access Building Education - Providers of the Own-It Buld-It Course

Welcome to the Own-It Build-It course page! is proud to offer a comprehensive course allowing home renovators to obtain their Owner-Builder permit without fuss or delay.

Own-It Build-It is a NSW Office of Fair Trading approved on-line education course for Owner-Builders. Over 18 months has been spent researching and developing Own-It Build-It based on the real needs of hundreds of Owner-Builders and we consider it one of the most informative, helpful, easy to follow and up-to-date courses available today.

Upon payment the course is delivered to you within eight business hours for completion in the comfort of your own home or even at the office.  There’s no need to spend a weekend in a classroom anymore!  If you apply yourself, you can finish the course in as little as three hours – now that’s quick!

The Own-It Build-It Course applies to NSW residents

In addition to the basic course and quiz, an optional Advisory Pack with very helpful notes on key topics such as neighbour disputes and finding a building designer can be purchased. This pack also includes our custom-developed Owner-Builder Project Budget Calculator (in MS Excel format), and both serve as excellent resources once your project begins. If you're in a hurry to start work, you can also purchase Express Delivery, which will ensure that you get your certificate in the shortest possible time after you submit the completed quiz. Read this Introduction Pack for a more detailed overview of what the course and the optional packs involve.

The course consists of 12 individual sections and covers all you need to know in order to make your Owner-Builder project a success, and allow you to obtain a permit without difficulty.  It includes modules on contracts, insurances, permits, procedures and OH&S, plus valuable project management tips. Take a sneak peak at the Course Introduction. Testing is achieved via a simple multiple choice quiz, which is simply structured for a high pass rate and is easily and quickly completed. If you don’t achieve the minimum 80% pass rate the first time around, you’ve got a second chance.

Course creator Dominic Ogburn was awarded the 2005 Minister's Award for Consumer Advocacy

Own-It Build-It is interactive as well!  It incorporates many valuable links to relevant websites, keeping you up-to-date with the latest legislation and rulings when undertaking your project.

The course creator, Dominic Ogburn is co-author of the consumer advisory book “Your Home”, winner of the prestigious 2005 NSW OFT Ministers Award for Consumer Advocacy and a building consultant with over 20 years experience, many of those assisting Owner-Builders.

Upon successful completion of the quiz, your Owner-Builder certificate is issued within five working days – it’s so easy! But don’t just believe us; look at what some of our recent graduates have to say.


Go ahead!  What are you waiting for? Become an Owner-Builder today – sign up now for Own-It Build-It and build your own dream home.


Fast Facts

Average Course Duration: Three days from enquiry to issue of certificate - self-paced study at home or the office.  Can be done over night if you apply yourself, with your certificate delivered within 48 hours via our optional Express Delivery service.

Costs and Ordering: See sign up now

Enquiries and Support: or phone (02) 9798 5000

Finished the course but not sure where to send it?

When you have completed your Own-It Build-It quiz, please send it or fax it to:

Access Building Education
PO Box 179
Summer Hill NSW 2130

Fax: (02) 9225 9656

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