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ABC of the Building Code of Australia



30 November




1 day


8 hrs

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Stephen Krimmer

Stephen Krimmer
Senior Building Surveyor

Stephen is an accredited certifier and supervisor with over twenty years' local government experience, with a specific focus on swimming pool assessment, inspections and education. He delivers engaging swimming pool training courses to assist both local government organisations and accredited certifiers.

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Craig Squires

Craig Squires
Environmental Health and Building Surveyor

Craig 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.

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This building regulation course will guide you through the Building Code of Australia 2022 Volume 2, focusing on both the theory and practice of residential construction compliance. In this course you will learn how to implement technical provisions in the design and construction of buildings - ensuring you constantly meet legal requirements and national construction standards.

About this course

This building regulation course will cover the following topics:

Importance of Building Codes

  • Linkage of legislation
  • BCA Hierarchy – objectives, functional statements, performance
  • Verification methods
  • Housing provisions format and navigating your way around
  • Language and clause structure
  • Differences between BCA Volume 1 and Volume 2.


Rules relating to the BCA

  • Meeting performance requirements
  • Assessment methods
  • Interpretation of housing provisions
  • Classification of buildings, why classify, how to classify
  • Performance provisions.


Building and Compliance matters

  • Earthworks
  • Termites
  • Footings and slabs
  • Fire separation
  • Smoke detectors
  • Wet areas
  • Room heights
  • Light and ventilation
  • Stairs and balustrades
  • Energy efficiency.


Full price: $685 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this BCA course, you will have an understanding of:

  • The importance of building codes
  • How to identify the format of housing provisions
  • The language and clause structure
  • Classifying buildings in accordance with the code
  • Acceptable construction and performance provisions.

In-house training solutions

This BCA course can also be customised and delivered in-house.

Delivery style

When not delivered face to face on-campus, this course will be delivered online via a live video link. Registered participants will be able to connect to the video link using Zoom and a reliable internet connection is required. Video connection details will be made available to each participant prior to the course via Canvas, the UTS Learning Management System (LMS). Course materials, presentations and/or readings will also be made available to participants within the Canvas LMS.


Please contact if you have any questions about the course content, delivery or requirements.

If your query is in relation to enrolment or payment, please email

Who is this course for?

This building code course is designed for participants wanting a basic understanding of the Building Code of Australia 2022 Volume 2, with a focus on the housing provisions (Volume 2).

Book a session

Thu 30 Nov 2023 -
Thu 30 Nov 2023
Expert: Stephen Krimmer, Craig Squires
  • Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Online
  • 1 session, 8 hours total

Enrolments close 9am Thursday 30 November 2023 AEDT or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.