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Building regulation

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 (BCA) and the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

About this course

Extensive changes to planning and building law mean a wider range of professionals need to know how to plan and interpret NSW building regulations. If you are a planner, architect, engineer, surveyor or in local government, then this course is for you.

Course Structure

Learn how to interpret and apply the amended regulatory requirements for dwellings (Class 1) and outbuildings (Class 10) in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

You will learn the theory and practice in building assessment through workshop sessions and case studies.

Topics covered include;

  • Regulations of buildings
  • Overview of the BA and IP&AA
  • BCA general provisions
  • Performance
  • Acceptable construction
  • Certification


Learning Ouctomes

At the end of this 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.
  • Covered the general requirements, performance provisions and acceptable construction requirements under Sections 1-3 of the BCA
  • The ability to apply planning instruments to building regulation.
  • The skills to identify and address key issues in assessment under the certification framework
  • Increased skills and accuracy in report writing 


COVID-19 Information

UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, as informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of this response, some of our short courses may be postponed to a later date.

Please note however, bookings are open for all courses offered by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG). If a course needs to be postponed, participants will have the chance to transfer to a later date, a new course or request a full refund. IPPG will also be offering a range of online or blended learning options facilitated via zoom video conferencing. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact our team at

Who is this course for?

This subject is of value to a range of professionals and others whose work requires knowledge and skills in interpreting and applying building regulations including:

  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors
  • Development engineers


06 August




5 days

Meet the Expert

Stephen Krimmer

Stephen Krimmer
Senior Building Surveyor

Stephen Krimmer is an Accredited Certifier and Senior Building Surveyor with over twenty years of local government experience, with a specific focus on development assessments, inspections and education. Stephen provides a variety of engaging training courses to assist both local government organisations and accredited certifiers across NSW.

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Craig Squires

Craig Squires
Environmental Health and Building Surveyor

Craig Squires is an Accredited Certifier with over twenty years experience in local government certification. As well as teaching short courses at UTS for almost 10 years, he has taught at TAFE and has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Western Sydney University. Craig is the coordinator of the Certification and Fire Safety team at Penrith City Council.

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Michael Wynn Jones

Michael Wynn Jones
Director, Michael Wynn-Jones & Associates

After refining his skills and knowledge for 13 years as a Local Government Building Surveyor Michael established a Building Regulations consulting company and joined Western Sydney University as an academic in 1993. He has been teaching building regulations courses through the UTS Centre for Local Government since 1995, worked with CSIRO in 1995 and 1996 on fire code reform projects resulting in the first Fire Engineering Guidelines, and assisted the NSW State Government with the introduction of private certification in 1997. Michael has assisted the NSW State Government on various projects, including the complying development codes, the Federal Premises Standards in NSW, a review of fire safety systems, and the certification component of the 2013 white paper - a new planning system. Accredited at the highest level as an ‘A1 private certifier’ since 1997 and co-author of one of the original accreditation schemes later administered by the NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB), he was appointed to the Board for 4 years in 2008 and for some of that time was Deputy President. Michael has personally provided consulting services for over 20 years to the private and public sectors as a ‘Building Regulations’ expert and consultant in addition to delivering many seminars and short courses.

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Book a session

Thu 06 Aug 2020 -
Wed 09 Sep 2020
Expert: Stephen Krimmer, Craig Squires, Michael Wynn Jones
  • 6-7 August 2020 and 7-9 September 2020, 9am-5pm | UTS City Campus
  • On-campus
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