Keeping current with which standards must be met is essential for any practitioner.

The NCC addresses many aspects of building design, construction and performance that have evolved with time. These include new materials, new methodologies and improvements to fire safety, thermal performance and energy efficiency.

What it does not do is contain details of every design and construction requirement for a building, plumbing or drainage system. Instead, the NCC calls upon or “references” a range of documents.

Keeping current with which standards must be met is essential for any builder or site manager, which is why we have developed a continuing professional development (CPD) course on understanding standards and other NCC referenced documents.

This course addresses many of the most common questions about referenced documents and provides examples to help you determine how to use the right standard, in the right way, to comply with the NCC.


AS 5113 was first referenced in the NCC by BCA 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 in a Verification Method, CV3 Fire spread via external walls (CV3).

Since the standard’s original publication there has been an amendment to this standard.

So how does a practitioner determine if the amendment must be complied with?

Additionally, this standard contains secondary referenced documents. How does a practitioner determine which version of those standards apply?

NCC CPD takes participants through this subject in an engaging manner that they can apply in their day-to-day work, helping ensure they nail compliance.