Building Regulation Course
Get to know your Building Code in-depth. If you're planning or implementing building regulation in NSW, get up-to-date knowledge including the latest requirements for dwellings and outbuildings under the Building Code of Australia and NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
This building regulation course provides essential skills in understanding and implementing building regulation in New South Wales. Get up-to-date advice in interpreting and applying the regulatory requirements for dwellings (Class 1) and outbuildings (Class 10) as contained in the Building Code of Australia and NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This building regulation course incorporates theory and practice in building assessment, including recent changes in legislation and policy, and utilises workshop sessions and case studies.
|Duration||5 days (40 hours in total)|
|Time||9:00 AM — 5:00 PM|
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
|Cost||$2,875 (GST free)|
Recent changes to building regulations have touched a new and bigger pool of building professionals. This is primarily caused by the shift to integrated assessment of development proposals. You will learn theory and practice in building assessment through workshop sessions and case studies.
Session one - Introduction
- New South Wales Building Regulations, including interaction of the Act, the regulations, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards
- Format of BCA Volume 2
- Classification of buildings
Session two -Building Code of Australia (BCA)
- Section 1 – General Provisions
- Section 2 – Performance Provisions
- Section 3 – Acceptable Constructions; Introduction to Section 3 of Housing Provisions & in-depth assessment of Fire Separation (Part 3. 7 .1)
Session three - BCA (continued)
- Sections 2 & 3 – recap of the Housing Provisions and discussion of any problems encountered since the previous workshop period
- Section 3 – Acceptable Constructions: an in-depth assessment
Session four – BCA (continued) and Environmental Planning and Assessment Act
- Section 3: Acceptable Construction
- Relevant provisions of the Act and Regulation
- Course summary and review of any key issues
Session five - BCA (continued) and Swimming Pools Act
- Energy efficiency and sustainability
- Swimming pools
At the end of this building regulation course you will have;
- Working knowledge of building regulations in NSW.
- Practical understanding of the legal and institutional framework for the approval and inspection of Class 1 and 10 buildings.
- Be cognisant of the general requirements, performance provisions and acceptable construction requirements under Sections 1-3 of the BCA.
- Apply planning instruments to building regulation.
- Identify and address key issues in assessment under the certification framework.
Who is this course for?
This building regulation course is designed for professionals involved in the processes of interpreting and applying building regulation, including:
- Building surveyors
- Development assessment officers
- Development engineers
This building regulation course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.
Due to COVID-19, this building regulation course will be delivered online, via an interactive live video link. Online sessions will be delivered each day with participants also able to access online activities and readings in the UTS Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas.
In-house training solutions
This building regulation course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
About the presenters
Stephen Krimmer is an accredited certifier and supervisor certification with over twenty years' local government experience, with a specific focus on swimming pool assessment, inspections and education. Stephen provides engaging swimming pool training courses to assist both local government organisations and accredited certifiers.
Craig Squires is an environmental health and building surveyor with almost twenty years' of experience in local government. He has taught at the University of Western Sydney and at TAFE and works at Penrith City Council.
Michael Wynn-Jones holds an honours degree in Building Surveying and a Masters in Fire Engineering. Michael is an A1 - Accredited Certifier in NSW, and has more than 30 years' experience as a building regulations consultant and nearly 20 years' experience in an academic environment. Michael is a former Deputy President of the Building Professionals Board (BPB) and is a consultant to the NSW state government on building regulation matters. Michael works as a BCA expert in legal cases and as a BCA design consultant for large building projects.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Successful completion of this short course could count as credit towards one of our postgraduate courses.
This short course is presented by the university's Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Learn more about the Institute's research, industry collaboration, postgraduate programs and short courses.