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E1 Mutual Recognition

logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 23 April 2015
BPB SUPPORT MUTUAL RECOGNITION PATHWAY FOR E1 SWIMMING POOL ACCREDIT CERTIFIERS

Information Sheet

The Building Professionals Board (BPB) have published an E1 Mutual Recognition Information Sheet for registered swimming pool inspectors in another States or Territories.    

The following information is now on the BPB’s website.

   Download - E1 mutual recognition information sheet

­   Download - E1 mutual recognition application form

What is Mutual Recognition: The Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (MRA) entitles people holding an occupational licence or registration in one state or territory to an equivalent licence in another state or territory provided the work is licensed in both.

Members considering the E1 Mutual Recognition Pathway will need hold  an equivalent licence in their state or territory before they can apply for the E1 Mutual Recognition pathway.  More information below.


SWIMMING POOL BARRIER PROGRAMS IN OTHER STATES

and Training Providers


QUEENSLAND

New swimming pools require a building development approval and a building certifier to perform the final inspection. All other regulated swimming pools must have a pool safety inspection at point of sale and lease.

Individuals can apply to become a licensed pool safety inspector if they hold a qualification or statement of attainment issued by a training organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver the ASQA approved course number 31005QLD - ‘Course in Swimming Pool Safety Inspections’,  have passed any applicable pool safety inspector test set by the QBCC and have obtained the required professional indemnity insurance.

Training Providers

­   Accredited Pool Safety Inspector Course (APSIC)

­   Allens Training

­   Royal Life Saving Society QLD (RLSS)


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Inspections are required once every four years or less.

Councils are responsible. Persons authorised by Councils as having appropriate experience. Councils may involve others with expertise.

Enquiries should be directed to: WA Building Commission Phone: 1300 489 099


NEW SOUTH WALES

Mandatory risk-based inspection programs. Must include 3 yearly inspections of visitor and tourist accommodation as well as multi-occupancy (eg. strata) properties. Commences 29th April 2016.

The Building Professionals Board has created a new accreditation category, E1 – Swimming Pool Certification, to inspect swimming pool and spa pool barriers and issue certificates of compliance. Details can be found here.

Training Providers

­    CPD Training.


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Currently does not have a Mandatory Inspection Program in place


VICTORIA

Currently does not have a Mandatory Inspection Program in place.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Currently does not have a Mandatory Inspection Program in place.


NORTHERN TERRITORY

Currently does not have a Mandatory Inspection Program in place.


For further information:

Spiros Dassakis - CEO
Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW & ACT (SPASA NSW & ACT) 
1/33 Daking Street, NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151, 
PO Box 245 Northmead NSW 2152                           
 
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