SC005 - Building Certification in Bushfire Prone Areas

Are you a Registered Certifier in Bushfire Prone Areas ? need a better understanding of how to apply bushfire standards and legislation to approvals and certification work?

Designed, developed and delivered by Certifiers for Certifiers, this Short Course will provide Registered Certifiers with a better understanding of the regulatory requirements surrounding Certification in Bushfire Prone Areas. The Short Course looks to expand on the Certifiers existing knowledge of the process involved in establishing a BAL ratings and highlights what bushfire measures should be in place at each stage of the construction process primarily at the Final critical stage inspection.


You should attend this course if you want to be able to:

  • Interpret NSW bushfire legislation and construction standards (AS3959.2018 & Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019).
  • Assess Bushfire Prone development applications and Complying Development Certificates
  • Act as a Principal Certifier for Bushfire prone development.
  • Carry out a Final Inspection of a Bushfire Prone development.


This course is currently provided as an Online Course Only
10 Hour Total Duration – 5 x 2 hr sessions

Monday 24 October – 7:30am – 9:30am
Tuesday 25 October – 7:30am – 9:30am
Wednesday 26 October – 7:30am – 9:30am
Thursday 27 October – 7:30am – 9:30am
Friday 28 October – 7:30am – 9:30am

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Apply Bushfire Standards & Legislation to Development Application and Complying Development Assessments.
  • Certify Bushfire Construction Standards during critical stage inspections
  • Detailed guidance for completing a Final Inspection of a Bushfire Prone Development.
  • Assess an Occupation Certificate application for Bushfire Prone Development

Who should attend?

  • Council Building Surveyors
  • Private Building Surveyors
  • Trainee Building Surveyors
  • BCA Consultants
  • Town Planners

CPD Points

  • 10 CPD Points

Course Presenter – Craig Hardy

Craig has been involved in the Building Industry for over 30 years and has been instrumental in paving the way for Building Surveyors in the private sector. Craig is a BPAD Level 2 Practitioner that carries out BAL Assessments and Bushfire reports across NSW for residential and commercial developments. As a Registered Certifier and Managing Director of Local Certification Services, Craig has developed firm working relationships with the some of the State’s largest Project Builders. He has also been the President of the Association of Australian Certifiers since its inception.


Course fee

  • Single: $825.00 AUD (upfront payment)

Customised packages are available for group training, please contact us to request a quote.

Payment options

Debit/Credit card payment via secure system (Stripe) as well as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Units of competency

Elective Units

  • SC005-001 – Building Certificate in Bushfire Prone Areas

Course dates

There are no dates currently scheduled please contact us.

Need more information?

For more information or to ask questions contact Peta Shanahan on 02 9002 9612 or

Are you looking for group training packages?

Would you like us to come to your premises to conduct the training? We can do that.