This discussion paper provides a draft Guide on evidence of experience for building surveyor registration, and seeks feedback on how the guide can be improved to ensure each element of the proposed guide is clear and practical.

Recommendation 4 of the Building Confidence Report (BCR) recommended action on career pathways for building surveyors. The BCR noted that the role of building surveyors is critical to the building approvals process and suggested that there may be an inadequate supply to meet future needs. It also called for supervision of trainees to be pragmatic so their engagement is commercially viable.

The ABCB agreed to progress a response to this recommendation by developing guidance on building surveyor career pathways, obtaining and recording evidence of experience for registration, as well as balancing supervision and independent work. The ABCB noted the guidance may be used as the basis for future training schemes.