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Advanced Building Regulation



07 March




4 wks


4 x 8 hrs

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Lead Presenters

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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Michael Wynn Jones

Michael Wynn Jones
Director, Michael Wynn-Jones & Associates

Michael holds an honours degree in Building Surveying and a Masters in Fire Engineering. He 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. He works as a BCA expert in legal cases and as a BCA design consultant for large building projects.

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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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Develop your expertise on complex building developments with this professional building course. In this advanced building regulation course you will start with a brief overview of Volume 1 of the Building Code of Australia, before methodically deep-diving through class 2-9 buildings, in sections A-H of the BCA. As this building regulation course deals with more complex building issues, learners should have substantial experience in the building regulation environment.

About this course

Using a range of teaching methods you will explore the most up-to-date theory and practice for interpreting building regulation requirements for complex buildings. This Advanced Building Regulation course is delivered by industry-experienced presenters and incorporates critical thinking methodology to enable you to deliver performance solutions.

This course is categorised as a short course on UTS Open however it meets the National Microcredentials Framework definition of a microcredential. Within the UTS Open site, we use a narrower definition of microcredentials as courses that align with subjects that form part of University of Technology Sydney award course structures. UTS Open short courses do not usually earn potential credit toward future postgraduate study, however there may be exceptions.

Course structure

The following content will be covered during the course:

Session 1

  • Introduction to BCA Volume 1
  • Overview of approvals legislation and private certification
  • Part A3 (building classification) of BCA
  • Section C (fire resistance) of BCA
  • Concept of performance based regulations.

Session 2

  • Section C (fire resistance) of BCA finalised
  • Part D1 (provision for escape) of BCA
  • Part D2 (construction of exits) of BCA
  • Part E1 (fire fighting equipment) of BCA.

Session 3

  • Review of Section C and D and Part E1 of BCA
  • Part E2 (smoke hazard management) of BCA
  • Part E3 (lifts) of BCA
  • Part E4 (emergency lighting, exit signs and warning systems) of BCA.

Session 4

  • Maintenance of fire safety measures
  • Section F (weather proofing, sanitation, room sizes) of BCA
  • Section F (light and ventilation, insulation, sound transmission) of BCA
  • Certification issues (Part 4A of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act).

Session 5

  • Section H (Entertainment venues) of BCA
  • Fire safety upgrading
  • Change of use and alterations and additions
  • General overview and summary.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, participants will have:

  • Working knowledge of the theory and practice of building regulation in NSW
  • A clear understanding of the format of the Building Code of Australia
  • The ability to research, interpret and apply planning instruments and the Building Code of Australia for the regulation of large and complex buildings
  • Increased awareness and knowledge of streetscape and urban design issues involved in building regulation.


Full price: $2,990 (GST-free)*

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

Delivery style

Advanced Building Regulation 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

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for any professional involved in the process of planning and implementing building regulations, including:

  • Architects
  • Building surveyors
  • Development engineers
  • Developers
  • Planners.

Book a session

Thu 07 Mar 2024 -
Fri 05 Apr 2024
Expert: Craig Squires, Michael Wynn Jones, Stephen Krimmer
  • Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 32 hours total

Enrolments close 9am Thursday 7 March 2024 AEDT or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Thu 19 Sep 2024 -
Fri 18 Oct 2024
Expert: Craig Squires, Michael Wynn Jones, Stephen Krimmer
  • Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 32 hours total

Enrolments close 9am Thursday 19 September 2024 AEST 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.