ABCB releases first NCC CPD courses

Published: 23 November 2020

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released the first of their new NCC CPD courses. Two courses have been specifically designed for compliance practitioners, such as building surveyors, to help deepen their understanding and application of the relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).  

“Compliance practitioners have an important role in building confidence in Australian construction and verifying projects and buildings are compliant with the NCC,” ABCB CEO Neil Savery said.  

“These courses are one of the ABCB’s initial responses to the Shergold-Weir Building Confidence Report recommendations. The courses for compliance practitioners are designed to deepen and extend their expertise in evaluating projects using a Performance Solution to achieve NCC compliance, as well as assessing the different types of NCC evidence of suitability available.”  

“These courses don’t just explain the relevant parts of the NCC, they also, through interactive and engaging learning pathways, including case studies, audio and video, demonstrate how the requirements should be applied,” Savery said.  

“Having these resources available online also means participants can learn when and where it suits them.”  

Content for the online courses has been developed in partnership with industry, government and subject matter experts to meet the needs of practitioners.  

One course covers Performance Solutions – what they are, when they can be used, and how compliance with the NCC is achieved. Worked examples, as well as video, audio, and written resources, mean the content has practical application for the compliance practitioner’s day-to-day work. 

The other course on evidence of suitability examines the different types of evidence that can be used to demonstrate compliance with the NCC for a range of scenarios. It also includes a walk-through of the decision flow process to determine the level and type of evidence required. 

There will also be NCC CPD courses launching in the coming months for the following practitioner groups:   

Design and engineering practitioners including architects, designers, draftspersons, specialists, and engineers (including fire and hydraulic)
Construct and install practitioners including builders, plumbers, fire protection practitioners, and site/project managers.   

You can subscribe to cpd.abcb.gov.au/info to stay up to date with their release. 

To purchase the new NCC CPD courses, go to cpd.abcb.gov.au/compliance