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Advocacy & Licensing with BDAQ in 2019

Our advocacy team has been tackling issues with QBCC, Government & other industry stakeholders on behalf of our members. We’ve met with the Department of Housing & Public Works to discuss Architects Regulation, CPD, Combustible Cladding & Interior Designer licensing.


There have been talks with QBCC regarding licensing issues, financial reporting & PI requirements, & QBCC standards. We’ve also maintained connections with TAFE, providing technical assistance & discussing technical requirements for licensing & changes to the National Training Packages.



Here's what your Advocacy & Licensing sub-committee got up to on your behalf on 2019:


Meetings with the Department of Housing & Public Works discussing topics;

  • Building Ministers Forum Updates.

  • Unlicensed Building Designers.

  • Interior Designers – Need for licensing.

  • Continuing Professional Development.

  • Accessible Housing Consultation.

  • Changes to the QLD Building Act to include Combustible Cladding.

  • Architects Regulation Changes – consultation & input into BOAQ Enforcement guidelines.

  • Fire Protection Licensing Framework Consultation.

Meetings with the QBCC;

  • Industry Stakeholder Meetings discussing the hot topics of the Construction Industry at the time.

  • Building Design License Experience Requirements & General Licensing Issues.

  • Financial Reporting and Professional Indemnity Insurance Requirements.

  • QBCC Standards & Tolerance Updates.

  • Rectification of Building Work Regulatory Guide.

  • QBCC Education & Engagement Discussions.


Technical Assistance / General Info;

  • Advising members of CodeMark Certificate Issues.

  • TAFE – Technical Requirements for Licensing & changes to the National Training Packages.

  • Building Industry forum – PI Insurance Issues with Building Certifiers.

  • Update on NSW Draft Design & Building Practitioners Bill 2019.

Formal Submissions;

  • Accessible Housing Options Paper Consultation Report.

  • Proposed Changes to QLeave Submission.

  • Standards Australia Distribution & Licensing Policy Framework Submission.

  • Architects Regulation Submission to the Minister for the DHPW.


Want to know more about your Advocacy & Licensing sub-committee or become part of the team? Get in touch with Brenden Creed, the sub-committee's chair via advocacy@bdaq.com.au

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