This page answers questions about the complying development CPD course for accredited certifiers.
This course is an ‘approved CPD activity’ under Schedule 5 of the Building Professionals Board Accreditation Scheme and is compulsory for all category A1, A2 and A3 certifiers (council and non-council).
If your question isn’t answered below, contact a course provider for more information.
- increase their ability to correctly and confidently certify complying development – an increasingly popular fast-track development pathway.
- identify relevant information to make evidence-based decisions
- reduce the potential for complaints against certifiers’ professional practice, and the risk of disciplinary proceedings
- improve certifiers’ ability to translate complex information into plain English, which will also enable certifiers to better service their customers.
- best practice in complying development certification
- research skills to identify and interpret relevant sections of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.
- evidence-based decision making processes for issuing complying development certificates, including documenting the decision
- policies and procedures for issuing complying development certificates
- certifiers’ Code of Conduct requirements.
- AAC (online training)
- CPD Training (face-to-face training)
- AAC Training website
- email AACcpd@pointsbuild.com.au
- telephone 1300 892 829 for course and technical enquiries
For face-to-face delivery, contact CPD Training:
AAC (online) - $660 GST inclusive
CPD Training (face-to-face) - $660 GST inclusive
The course will mainly cover the Codes SEPP.
- erection of a new dwelling house or detached studio
- additions to existing residential and industrial buildings
- neighbour notification requirements, including to strata building occupants
- change of use of commercial premises, trading hours and heritage considerations
- modifying an existing CDC issued before relevant provisions in the SEPP changed
- resolving inconsistencies between complying development codes and council local environmental plans (LEPs) and development control plans (DCPs).
- identifying and interpreting relevant legislation
- developing effective working relationships with householders, neighbours and other stakeholders
- customer service
- documentation and recordkeeping.
Yes, but all A1, A2 and A3 certifiers must complete the course within 12 months of renewing their accreditation.
No, you are not required to undertake the complying development CPD course before applying for A3 accreditation.
If you become accredited in category A3, you will be required to complete the complying development CPD course in your first year of A3 accreditation.