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Accreditation for Building Designers

BECOME ACCREDITED

Accreditation ensures building designers meet professional standards required by our industry.

BDAA Accreditation is available to all building design practitioners not covered by alternate and appropriately recognised schemes. The Accreditation program is endorsed by a number of education, industry and government bodies such as Central Queensland University, Victoria University, TAFE NSW, Master Builders Association (MBA), NSW Department of Planning and local government authorities.

BDAA Accreditation assessment is based on the national training package for building designers as promoted by the Australian Industry Skills Council (AISC) in conjunction with requirements by industry. Competency standards are continually updated to ensure currency of the profession. Copies of which can be found at

www.training.gov.au/training/details/CPP50919
www.training.gov.au/training/details/CPP60419 and
www.training.gov.au/training/details/CPP80219

In addition, BDAA engages with educational organisations to develop, maintain and deliver national training required for building designers to ensure the expectations of government, the public and the building industry are met.

Accreditation is maintained by engaging in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), holding a level of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance consummate with industry participation, and participating in regular audits of completed works.

The Assessment Process is described in full in the BDAA Participant Handbook which is available for download here.

Accreditation Participant Handbook
Statutory Declaration of Authorship Accreditation

LEVELS OF ACCREDITATION

Application forms and templates for use with the submission of supporting documentation can be downloaded from here.

Level 1 Open Accreditation

Scope of work covers design and documentation of:

All Classes and Types of buildings** as defined by the National Construction Code/ Building Code of Australia classifications.

** Except in NSW where residential buildings containing 3 or more storeys and 4 or more units may only be designed under the direction of a registered architect.

Level 2 Medium Rise Accreditation

Scope of work covers design and documentation of:

– Class 1 & 10 buildings as defined by the National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia classifications
– Class 2-9 buildings up to a maximum of 3 storeys and a maximum floor area of 2,000m²
– Buildings with a maximum of 4 storeys, where a single storey of Class 7a carpark is located at ground floor or basement level and with 3 storeys of Class 2 above and with a maximum floor area of 2000m²

Level 3 – Low Rise Accreditation

Scope of work covers design and documentation of:

– Class 1 & 10 buildings as defined by the National Construction Code/Building Code of Australia classifications
– Class 2-9 buildings up to a maximum of 2 storeys (not including levels below ground for car parking and/or storage that does not protrude more than 1.2 metres above ground level) and a maximum floor area of 2000m2
– This category of accreditation excludes Type A construction as defined by the National Construction Code/ Building Code of Australia

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