Swimming pool certifiers and pool barrier repairs

From 29 October 2015 to 27 January 2016, the Building Professionals Board exhibited proposals to:

  • allow E1 swimming pool certifiers to carry out minor repairs to pool barriers to make pools safer, more quickly
  • reduce the accreditation fee for E1 applicants
  • require E1 certifiers to undertake six hours of continuing professional development each year.

The Board exhibited proposed amendments to the Building Professionals Regulation 2007 and Accreditation Scheme and invited submissions via email and post. View submissions

As a result of the feedback received during the consultation, it was decided to:

  • allow E1, A1, A2 and A3 certifiers to carry out minor repairs (maximum $1,000) provided they are currently authorised under the Home Building Act to carry out swimming pool building or structural landscaping.
  • ensure the minor works can only be carried out to bring the swimming pool into compliance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992 for the purpose of issuing a certificate of compliance under that Act
  • ensure minor works are carried out as expeditiously as possible
  • reduce the accreditation and renewal fee for category E1 to $750.


Submission from Download submission
Association of Accredited Certifiers Submission - Association of Accredited Certifiers
Australian Institute of Building Surveyors NSW/ACT chapter Submission - Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
BCA Logic Submission - BCA Logic
Ben Dartnell Submission - Ben Dartnell
Bill Bruce Submission - Bill Bruce
Bob Rona Submission - Bob Rona
Brad Norris Submission - Brad Norris
Brendan Shaw Submission - Brendan Shaw
Building Inspection Certificate Submission - Building Inspection Certificate
Child Death Review Team (NSW Ombudsman) Submission - Child Death Review Team
Christian Miles Submission - Christian Miles
Colin Wood Submission - Colin Wood
Courtney King Submission - Courtney King
Craig Champness Submission - Craig Champness
David Donvito Submission - David Donvito
David Wilson Submission - David Wilson
Denis Barnett Submission - Denis Barnett
Dubbo City Council Submission - Dubbo City Council
Grant Harrington
Greg Johnston Submission - Greg Johnston
Guy Marchant Submission - Guy Marchant
Housing Industry Association Submission - Housing Industry Association
James Duval Submission - James Duval
James Muller Submission - James Muller
Jeff Neate Submission - Jeff Neate
Jeff Wang Submission - Jeff Wang
Jerry Lalis Submission - Jerry Lalis
John Denoon Submission - John Denoon
John Jeremijczyk Submission - John Jeremijczyk
John Scerri Submission - John Scerri
Marc Worner Submission - Marc Worner
Marguerite Allen Submission - Marguerite Allen
Mark McLean Submission - Mark McLean
Merv Prendergast Submission - Merv Prendergast
Mitchell Tate Submission - Mitchell Tate
Neil Skeates Submission - Neil Skeates
Office of Local Government, NSW Submission - Office of Local Government
Paul Cox, Kogarah City Council Submission - Paul Cox, Kogarah City Council
Paul Wilson Submission - Paul Wilson
Peter Craven-Sands Submission - Peter Craven-Sands
Peter Rowan Submission - Peter Rowan
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Submission - Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Randwick City Council Submission - Randwick City Council
Ray James Submission - Ray James
Real Estate Institute of NSW
Richard Roja Submission - Richard Roja
Robert Noakes Submission - Robert Noakes
Ross Sampson Submission - Ross Sampson
Simon Rangiuia Submission - Simon Rangiuia
Swimming Pool and Spa Association, NSW and ACT
Steve Clout Submission - Steve Clout
Steven Hinds Submission - Steven Hinds
Taj Singh Submission - Taj Singh
Ted Gudaitis Submission - Ted Gudaitis
Tim Tuxford Submission - Tim Tuxford
Triton Pool & Spa Inspections