In an effort to raise the standard of building construction documentation and to provide greater levels of professionalism to clients, builders, contractors and councils, Building Designers Association of Australia has introduced a system of independent accreditation for Building Designers.
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. NSW Department of Fair Trading 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
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.