Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2019

Submission cover sheet

  • Name of organisation or individual making this submission

    Confidentiality requested

Questions on possible options

  1. Is the commencement date of 1 July 2020 for the proposed Regulation and the Act allowing for a 6-month transitional period appropriate? Why or why not?

    Yes

  2. Do you support the Secretary being able to require an applicant to complete additional training and having discretion to recognise other training? Why or why not?

    Yes

  3. Do you support the grounds for finding that a person is not a suitable person to carry out certification work? Why or why not?

    Yes

  4. Do you support the process and fee for a certifier to apply for a variation of registration? Why or why not?

    Yes

  5. Are the requirements for professional indemnity insurance contracts and exclusions in the proposed Regulation appropriate? Why or why not?

    Yes

  6. Do you support the proposed prescribed conflicts of interest in clause 24 and exemptions in clause 25? Why or why not?

    Yes

  7. Do you support the list of particulars in clause 28, the requirement for a declaration and information sheet including the contents? Why or why not?

    Yes

  8. Do you support the matters that an accreditation scheme must provide for in clauses 38 to 45? Why or why not? What other matters should be considered?

    Yes

  9. Are the record keeping requirements, penalties and timeframes appropriate for registered certifiers, local councils and accreditation authorities? Why or why not?

    Yes

  10. Do you support the exemption for registered certifiers employed by councils applying in relation to the payment of a penalty as a form of disciplinary action? Why or why not?

    Yes

  11. Do you support the particulars in clause 64 that must be included in the register of registrations and approvals? Why or why not? What other particulars should be considered?

    Yes

  12. Do you support the proposed classes of registration certifiers, including the way they have been streamlined and what each class is authorised to do? Why or why not?

    Yes

  13. Do you support the proposed duties in the code of conduct? Why or why not? What other duties should be considered?

    Yes

  14. Do you support the qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and continuing professional development requirements in the proposed Regulation? Why or why not?

    NO The qualifications and experience should also include Diploma in Architectural Technology (tafe,).Although the course name is no longer offered,the course went into details and parallels the units that is required with the current required qualifications. This should be looked into and incorporated as part of one of the options in the schedules.

  15. Do you support the proposed fees and penalty notice offences? Why or why not?

    Yes

  16. Do you have any further comments regarding the proposed regulations?

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