Important Announcements

Adoption of the NCC Fire Safety Verification Method is approaching…

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Ensure you are prepared by registering to watch our latest free webinar series.

The Fire Safety Verification Method (FSVM) is a new, non-mandatory Verification Method included in NCC 2019. It is a voluntary tool providing a documented process for the design of fire safety Performance Solutions.

In February and March, the ABCB is hosting a series of free webinars aimed at providing practitioners with further support in the use of the FSVM, as its adoption date, 1 May 2020, approaches.

The series of webinars are intended to build on the information delivered in the FSVM webinar, held in August 2019, and provide additional technical information on the application and use of the FSVM. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel, which will include representatives of the ABCB, fire safety industry and Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC).

There will be five FSVM webinars in the series, with each being tailored to different practitioner groups involved in the design, development and approval process. These groups include:

  • Fire engineers
  • Fire protection practitioners
  • Building surveyors/certifiers
  • Architects
  • Building designers

Webinar details

The webinars will be delivered from Tuesday 25 February and conclude on Wednesday 4 March. Each webinar will run for 1 hour. They are free to attend, however registration is required. All webinars will begin promptly at 4pm AEDT.

How to register

Select the webinar session from the table below to register your place. If you wish to participate in multiple sessions you will need to register for each individually. Once complete, you'll receive a confirmation email containing your unique access details. You can also add the event to your calendar.


Date Practitioner Group
25 February Fire engineers
27 February Building surveyors and certifiers
2 March Building designers [CANCELLED]
3 March Architects 
4 March Fire protection practitioners


Please note: the webinar is supported by Zoom US and is accessible via PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.

If you're unable to attend any of the webinars, a recording of each session will be available from the Resource library soon after the sessions.

Certificate of attendance

The ABCB will provide a certificate of attendance to registered participants. This may be used to apply for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points from your industry association. Please contact your industry association for further information about their CPD requirements.

Further information

The ABCB has been working to develop new supporting materials to assist practitioners to understand the purpose of the FSVM and how to use it. Additional materials are in the pipeline and include a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) information sheet and a video to provide a visual overview of the FSVM and how the process works.

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