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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 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 one - 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 two - 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 three - 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 four - 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 five - BCA (continued) and Swimming Pools Act

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Swimming pools.


Learning Ouctomes

At the end of this building regulation 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.


Delivery style

This building regulation 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 building regulation course can also be customised and delivered in-house. Find out more >


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 building regulation course is designed for professionals involved in the processes of interpreting and applying building regulation, including:

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


08 March




5 days

Meet the experts

Stephen Krimmer

Stephen Krimmer
Senior Building Surveyor

Stephen Krimmer is an accredited certifier and supervisor with over twenty years' local government experience, with a specific focus on swimming pool assessment, inspections and education. Stephen 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 Squires 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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Michael Wynn Jones

Michael Wynn Jones
Director, Michael Wynn-Jones & Associates

Michael Wynn-Jones holds an honours degree in Building Surveying and a Masters in Fire Engineering. Michael is an A1 - Accredited Certifier in NSW, and has more than 30 years' experience as a building regulations consultant and nearly 20 years' experience in an academic environment. Michael is a former Deputy President of the Building Professionals Board (BPB) and is a consultant to the NSW state government on building regulation matters. Michael works as a BCA expert in legal cases and as a BCA design consultant for large building projects.

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Book a session

Mon 08 Mar 2021 -
Fri 16 Apr 2021
Expert: Stephen Krimmer, Craig Squires, Michael Wynn Jones
  • UTS City Campus
  • On-campus
  • 5 sessions, 40 hours total
Thu 05 Aug 2021 -
Fri 10 Sep 2021
Expert: Stephen Krimmer, Craig Squires, Michael Wynn Jones
  • UTS City Campus
  • On-campus
  • 5 sessions, 40 hours total
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