Become a Member

Professional development

We assist Members by advising them on recognised training programs. By participating in professional development, Members can formalise or expand their qualifications and skill set. This leads to increased job opportunities and income capacity.


RTA Members can access relevant information about the issues that may affect their business and impact day-to-day operations. Better information gathering means Members make better, more informed decisions to increase business efficiencies, safety, and profitability.

Expand your opportunities

A key function of Responsible Trades Australia is investing in research and building trust-based alliances on behalf of our Members. Members can utilise these networks and alliances for new business opportunities.

Consumer confidence

Being part of a credible industry body is vital to maintain social credit. RTA’s membership criteria allow professional operators to leverage their valuable reputation into customer loyalty and social credit. Our message to consumers is simple: Wherever you see the RTA logo, you can transact with confidence.

Make your business count

All independent contractors and business owners seeking more recognition for their expertise should join RTA to become acknowledged as skilled, reputable, and qualified tradespeople or service providers.

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Responsible Trades Australia Membership

RTA is the ideal Industry Association for contractors to be recognised for their skills. Qualifying simply requires meeting the criteria and committing to the RTA Code of Conduct. Members will subsequently be recognised for their achievements with RTA accreditation.

Here are just a few of the trades that are represented within Responsible Trades Australia:

Industry Sectors

With representation across all Australian states and territories, Responsible Trades Australia’s mission is to become the peak body for independent tradespeople and service providers.

States & Territories
Industry Sectors

Member Benefits

Joining Responsible Trades Australia includes extensive benefits to help clients manage, consolidate and grow their business.
All RTA Members’ skills and qualifications are fully verified, providing a valuable endorsement of their trustworthiness.


Responsible Trades Australia’s accreditation protocols set extremely high standards for aspiring Members, consumers and the wider sector. All Members’ skills are verified.

Professional Development

Ongoing professional development is encouraged to ensure all Members are fully updated with industry regulations, current business practices, and industry trends, encouraging them to develop skill sets relevant to the current market.

An Industry Voice

RTA Members will be equipped with a strong voice with which to guide and influence future industry standards while shaping future legislation.

Training Programs

RTA Members will have access to best-practice, leading-edge training from a range of nominated training partners, all delivering quality training programs. Our commitment to knowledge ensures each Member’s skill set remains current.

RTA Member,  Local Expert

RTA proudly represents Local Expert – accredited professional service providers.
Local Expert members are certified and skilled tradespeople, as well as financial Members of Responsible Trades Australia with third-party certification.
Learn more about becoming a Local Expert –
or find one to help you.

Best Business Practice

As a Member, receive advice on business management to impact positively on your success and financial position. 

Local Expert

All Local Expert members are certified, skilled tradespeople with verified skills in the trade or service they are offering.

All Local Experts are Members of Responsible Trades Australia with certification of their skill and qualifications to ensure they are professionals in their field of expertise.

To learn more about becoming a Local Expert, or to find a Local Expert to help with your next project, follow the link below.

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News & Announcements

Keep updated with consumer and industry news, updates, and announcements Australia-wide, with comprehensive access to RTA’s press releases, articles, and coverage of vital issues.

Get in Touch

For Membership and general enquiries, contact our head office

Responsible Trades Australia
ABN: 24 655 045 275

Head Office

Unit 2, 22 Horne Street
Elsternwick, VICTORIA 3185

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