The following content will be covered during the course:
- Course introduction and overview
- The certification system
- The NSW planning system
- Zoning and development standards
- The development application and assessment process
- Conditions of consent.
- Development approvals and issuing certificates
- Compliance certificates, occupation certificates, subdivision certificates and strata certificates.
- Setting up as a certifier
- The regulatory framework
- Legislative requirements
- Running the business
- Paperwork, records and reports
- Handling customers and community responsibilities
- Compliance and enforcement
- The enforcement provisions in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A) Act 1979.
- The certifier’s role and powers in enforcement.
- Complaints and auditing processes
- Legal workshop
- Insurance and liability
- Conflicts of interest
- Course review.
At the completion of this course you will be familiar with:
- The certification system, the NSW planning system, zoning and development standards, the development application and assessment process and conditions of consent.
- Development approvals and issuing certificates: construction, occupation, compliance, subdivision and strata.
- Setting up as a Certifier: Running the business, paperwork, records and reports, handling customers and community responsibilities, compliance and enforcement.
- Complaints and auditing processes: Legal workshop, insurance and liability and conflicts of interest.
This course involves a package of three assessments. You must satisfactorily complete each assessment to obtain a Certificate of Completion, which is essential for your NSW Fair Trading registration process. Assessment requirements include:
- Attendance – generally 100% of the course except for the most pressing reasons
- Satisfactory participation in small-group activities during the course
- Three substantial written assignments (NB: These must clearly be each participant’s own work – plagiarism and collusion are unacceptable.)
In-house training solutions
This course can also be customised and delivered in-house.
Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.