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Advanced Building Regulation

$ 2,990.00


19 September




4 wks


32 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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This advanced building regulation course provides essential knowledge and skills for the effective design, assessment and certification of larger buildings (Class 2-9) utilising the latest National Construction Code (Volume 1 of the Building Code of Australia).

About this course

Designed to complement experience at work and on-the-job training, this course will allow you to explore the unique opportunities for building compliance, including the use and assessment of performance solutions. Explore the most up-to-date theory and practice for interpreting requirements around complex buildings and learn how to implement Building Code of Australia (BCA) guidelines and increase the safety of your projects.

This course can also be delivered as an introductory course for building certification professionals and can also be customised for in-house training for organisations.  

Key benefits of this course

By the completion of this course, participants should:

  • Understand the role of the BCA as it relates to large scale buildings (Class 2-9 buildings)
  • Be equipped to assess large buildings as it relates to the certification process
  • Have a working knowledge of the theory and practice of BCA compliance
  • Be equipped to analyse performance solutions where deemed-to-satisfy requirements cannot be met
  • Be able to navigate around Volume 1 of the BCA and apply it to large and complex buildings
  • Be equipped to assess the fire resistance, access and egress, and services and equipment requirements for large buildings.
  • Have a broad knowledge of the entire BCA including the health, amenity and energy efficiency requirements
  • Be aware of key examples and worked case studies considering BCA assessment matters
  • Develop the ability to research, interpret and apply the BCA for the regulation of large and complex buildings.

Digital badge and certificate

A digital badge and certificate will be awarded following the successful completion of any necessary tasks or assessments to demonstrate acquired learning of the short course or for meeting attendance and/or participation requirements.

Learn more about UTS Open digital badges.

Course outline

The following content will be covered during the course:

Session one

  • Introduction to National Construction Code and Volume 1 of the BCA
  • The role of building regulations and certification
  • Hierarchy of legislation – where does planning legislation fit in?
  • Introduction to Section A of the BCA – Governing Requirements
  • The why and how of building classification
  • Performance based assessments and performance solutions
  • Understanding Structural Provisions – Section B of the BCA.

Session two

  • Introduction to Section C - Fire Resistance in the BCA
  • Understanding fire resistance and stability in Part C1 of the BCA
  • Theory and practice of compartmentation and separation in Part C2 of the BCA
  • Protecting openings from fire in Part C3 of the BCA
  • Understanding combustible cladding issues.

Session three

  • Introduction to Section D – Access and Egress in the BCA
  • Getting out of buildings – Provisions for escape in Part D1 of the BCA
  • Constructing exits to comply with part D2 of the BCA
  • Getting into buildings – Provisions for access for people with a disability in Part D3 of the BCA.

Session four

  • Introduction to Section E – Services and Equipment in the BCA
  • The what, when and where of fire fighting equipment in Part E1 of the BCA
  • Managing smoke inside burning buildings in Part E2 of the BCA
  • Theory and practice of lift installations in Part E3 of the BCA
  • Helping people evacuate through lighting and warning systems in Part E4 of the BCA
  • The rest of the BCA - introduction to Sections F, G, H & J in the BCA
  • Keeping people healthy in buildings using Section F (Health and Amenity)
  • The leftover bits – ancillary provisions in Section G of the BCA
  • Special requirements for special use buildings in Section H of the BCA
  • Energy efficiency in buildings using Section J of the BCA.


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 response 

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

Contact us

If you have a specific question on course content or requirements, please contact us.

Who is this course for?

If you assess complex multi-storey residential, commercial and industrial buildings - stay on top of regulation and development changes with this course.

This course is designed for building certification professionals, such as building surveyors, building certifiers, architects, builders, and planners who work or want to work within the certification system.  

Book a session

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.

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.