Education and Resources
The building and construction industry is constantly evolving.
With advances in technology, changes in the NCC, and increasing specialisation, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is becoming the norm for many tradespeople and building professionals looking to maintain currency and get ahead in their careers – and many employers hoping to meet their business objectives.
The ABCB is excited to announce it has started developing nine, short, targeted online CPD courses on the NCC for building and plumbing practitioners. Forming part of the ABCB's broader response to the Building Confidence Report, the CPD courses aim to improve understanding and competent use of the NCC.
The CPD courses target architects, builders, building surveyors, building inspectors, designer/draftspersons, engineers, fire safety practitioners, plumbers and site/project managers.
Each CPD course will provide up to five hours of CPD, and will be high quality, engaging, interactive and actively supported by the ABCB. The CPD courses will be available online at a competitive price, ensuring easy access for practitioners everywhere.
The release of the CPD courses will start in mid-2020 and rolled out over the following 18 months. The first NCC CPD course will be dedicated to Building Surveyors.
As each CPD course becomes available, the ABCB will invite practitioners to enrol through our regular communication channels. Keep an eye out, as these CPD courses may assist you to improve your everyday understanding of how the NCC applies to you and your work.
The ABCB has contracted Pointsbuild to help deliver and create these CPD courses. Pointsbuild has grown from one of Australia’s first approved CPD training providers for the Australian building and construction industry to a leader in the field of online CPD, education and training services across Australia for construction and building professionals.
Other resources available to you
While you wait, don’t forget that the ABCB has an extensive resource library of case studies, handbooks, videos and more, where you can brush up on some of the basics.