PLACEMAKERS SKILLS MAINTENANCE
PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance
PlaceMakers customers will be able to earn all their elective points (half the total number for LBPs under the new scheme)* required over a two-year period through PlaceMakers initiatives, such as reading our Under Construction Magazine and attending PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars.
*Those LBPs who haven’t transferred to the new scheme can continue to earn all their points by reading Under Construction and attending PlaceMakers seminars.
28/10/20: The 2020 LBP Seminar Series did not take place due to Covid-19, however we will be updating this page with key industry updates over the coming weeks.
BNZ TALKS ABOUT SUPPORT FOR SME’S AND IMPACT OF COVID-19 FOR BANKS
Nicola Matthews, Head of Consumer, Micro & Small Business – Bank of New Zealand explains the impact of Covid-19 for banks. She covers:
- What have banks done to support customers through Covid-19?
- What has happened in the housing and lending markets over the past 6+ months?
- How BNZ is supporting customers with their home loan needs - in particular impacted: those building, renovating or have an existing approval
Amy Stewart, Head of Business Activation – Bank of New Zealand explains what they are doing to help their SME customers. She covers:
- What kind of conversation can a business owner expect if they contact the bank to talk about their business?
- What is the BNZ Business Finance Scheme?
- What are some of the other ways that BNZ supports business?
- What is MyBusiness Live?
These two videos are over 30min in duration in total and will count towards your elective skills maintenance points. Complete the online quiz via Under Construction ‘My LBP’ to earn points.
KEEPING RECORDS OF RESTRICTED BUILDING WORK – WE CAN HELP!
We know it’s tough to keep up with all the paperwork required these days, so to give you a hand we’ve produced a triplicate Record of Work book with three copies of the memorandum forms for your job details – one for the homeowner, one for the council and one for you to keep. Each book holds up to 25 jobs with the colour coded forms.
Pick one up at your local PlaceMakers branch today!
Who should attend the Skills Maintenance Seminars?
All Licensed Building Practitioners and those who have applied for a license. The session is for all license classes including sub-trades e.g. Brick & Block Layers/Roofers/Plasterers.
What if I haven't got my license yet?
If you have applied for your license or are still thinking about becoming licensed, you are still welcome to attend the PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars, however you must currently hold your license to gain the LBP Skills Maintenance points.
How many LBP points do I earn for attending a PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance Seminar?
Each seminar is approximately two hours long. Every hour of educational learning is equal to 1 LBP point towards your Skills Maintenance requirements.
View the LBP Skills Maintenance guidance and how points can be earned.
Can I earn additional LBP points through PlaceMakers?
You can earn 1 LBP point by reading our ‘Under Construction’ trade publication and answering the LBP quiz questions. The printed version is published every two months and available for pick-up at your local PlaceMakers branch. You can tear off the LBP proof of learning (found towards the back of the publication) and submit this to MBIE.
Under Construction content is also available online, allowing you to submit your quiz questions (and print or download them for MBIE). You can view all your completed vs incomplete quizzes.
We include elective as well as mandatory Codewords from MBIE.