National building surveying qualifications recognised for accreditation

8 Jul 2016
The Building Professionals Board now recognises more building surveying qualifications for accreditation as a certifier.

The Board's Accreditation Scheme now recognises:

  • bachelor and master degrees and graduate diplomas in building surveying from approved providers, for accreditation as a category A1, A2 or A3 certifier
  • the new Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying (CPC60115) from approved providers, for accreditation as a category A2 or A3 certifier
  • the new Skill Set (CPCSS00004) from approved providers, for accreditation as a category A3 certifier
  • all associate degrees in building surveying from approved providers, for accreditation as a category A3 certifier.

Courses and providers are approved by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency or Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Students: you're now eligible to become a certifier

If you're currently studying or intend to study one of the above courses, you're encouraged to apply for accreditation as a certifier when you graduate.

Certifiers are public officials with an important role in regulating development. Read more about what a certifier does and what you need to become accredited.

Builders: thinking of becoming a certifier?

  • The new Advanced Diploma (CPC60115) and Skill Set (CPCSS00004) are the recommended pathway for builders and tradespeople to become accredited as an A3 certifier.
  • As an A3 certifier, you'll approve, inspect and certify developments that are class 1 and 10 under the Building Code of Australia and meet its deemed-to-satisfy provisions.
  • Under supervision, you'll also be able to carry out inspections at the level of an A2 certifier, including class 2-9 buildings up to a certain size.
  • Gaining experience as an A3 certifier will allow you to work up to A1 accreditation if desired.

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