Special Service Credits

Registered workers who are not working in the building and construction industry may still be able to have service credited if they are:

  • Undertaking training courses
  • Performing voluntary building work as a result of a declared emergency
  • Performing light duties after an injury
  • Engaged in speculative building work

Continue reading the information on this page to see if you qualify. Applications are to be made on the forms available here or contact the Corporation's Helpline on 13 14 41.

Undertaking training courses

Where a registered worker is unemployed and undertakes a training course to enhance their chances of re-employment in the industry, they may be able to have that period added to their recorded service.

To qualify the course must be accepted by us being relevant to the building industry and the worker needs to provide evidence of the following:

  • The worker's employment has been terminated
  • The worker's last employment was in the building and construction industry.
  • The worker must not have performed paid work since the termination of their employment
  • The number of days spent undertaking the course

Voluntary emergency building work

If a registered worker performs voluntary building and construction work in NSW which is related to a declared emergency, the period of voluntary work may be added to the worker's recorded service.

To qualify the worker needs to provide the evidence of the following:

  • An emergency was declared
  • The work was undertaken by the applicant
  • The work was performed voluntarily
  • The number of days involved

Light duties after an injury

Registered workers who are on light duties as part of a rehabilitation program may be able to have such periods of light duty added to their record.  The light duties work does not have to be building and construction work.

To qualify the worker needs to provide the following evidence:

  • The injury occurred while performing building and construction work
  • Light duties are part of a rehabilitation program
  • The number of days of light duties

Speculative building work

A registered worker who performs unpaid building and construction work on a residential building constructed or acquired  solely for the purposes of sale, is able to apply for service credits for the time spent doing that work.

To qualify the worker needs to provide the following evidence:

  • They were an owner or part owner of the property on which the work was undertaken
  • The date of completion of work
  • The period involved
  • The Long Service levy
  • The property has been sold
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