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Building Regulation



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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 and NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

About this course

This building regulation course provides essential skills in understanding and implementing building regulation in New South Wales. Get up-to-date advice in interpreting and applying the regulatory requirements for dwellings (Class 1) and outbuildings (Class 10) as contained in the Building Code of Australia and NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This building regulation course incorporates theory and practice in building assessment, including recent changes in legislation and policy, and utilises workshop sessions and case studies.

Course structure

Recent changes to building regulations have touched a new and bigger pool of building professionals. This is primarily caused by the shift to integrated assessment of development proposals. You will learn theory and practice in building assessment through workshop sessions and case studies.

Session 1 - Introduction

  • New South Wales Building Regulations, including interaction of the Act, the regulations, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards
  • Format of BCA Volume 2
  • Classification of buildings.

Session 2 - Building Code of Australia (BCA)

  • Section 1 – General Provisions
  • Section 2 – Performance Provisions
  • Section 3 – Acceptable Constructions; Introduction to Section 3 of Housing Provisions & in-depth assessment of Fire Separation (Part 3. 7 .1).

Session 3 - BCA (continued)

  • Sections 2 & 3 – recap of the Housing Provisions and discussion of any problems encountered since the previous workshop period
  • Section 3 – Acceptable Constructions: an in-depth assessment.

Session 4 - BCA (continued) and Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

  • Section 3: Acceptable Construction
  • Relevant provisions of the Act and Regulation
  • Course summary and review of any key issues.

Session 5 - BCA (continued) and Swimming Pools Act

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Swimming pools.

Learning outcomes

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 building
  • Be cognisant of the general requirements, performance provisions and acceptable construction requirements under Sections 1-3 of the BCA
  • Apply planning instruments to building regulation
  • Identify and address key issues in assessment under the certification framework.


Full price: $2,875 (GST-free)*

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

Delivery style

This course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

In-house training solutions

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

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

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 ippg.learning@uts.edu.au

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for professionals involved in the processes of interpreting and applying building regulation, including (but not limited to):

  • Architects
  • Building surveyors
  • Councillors
  • Development assessment officers
  • Development engineers
  • Planners.
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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.