Did you know, the latest edition of an Australian Standard is not necessarily the edition you need to comply with for National Construction Code (NCC) purposes?

Our new NCC CPD course on understanding standards and other NCC referenced documents will help clarify what you do and do not have to comply with, and much more.

One of the most frequent questions building practitioners have about the NCC is which version of a standard should be used for compliance purposes. This gets even more complicated when you start to factor in amendments to standards, secondary references, and whether the whole or only part of a standard is called up.

With over 150 primary referenced documents called up in the NCC, and significantly more secondary references, it’s likely you’ll need to comply with at least one referenced document in some part of your work.

The Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) new NCC continuing professional development (CPD) course, Understanding standards and other NCC referenced documents, will help practitioners find clarity on this and many other common questions about the role of standards in achieving NCC compliance.

This one hour online course is another in our suite of CPD courses being delivered to assist all practitioners better understand and apply relevant NCC provisions to their work.

Taking the time to understand exactly how a referenced document is applied can save problems later. Don’t get caught out. If you want to know what to look out for, our NCC CPD course on understanding standards and other NCC referenced documents will help. 

How this course will help practitioners

Knowing which standards are mandatory and which are not is crucial. This course helps practitioners understand which parts of a standard do and do not have to be complied with for the purposes of the NCC, even if those parts are written using mandatory language.

Examples are given to provide a practical understanding of course content. This includes an explanation of how referenced documents are used for verifying compliance under Deemed-to-Satisfy or Performance Solution pathways.

The course has an engaging, multi-media format and allows participants to work through the content at their own pace.