Events and seminars

Building and Energy is currently offering the following events and seminars:

Reforming the approvals system for commercial buildings

Building and Energy encourages building professionals involved in the commercial building sector, including apartment buildings, to attend a free information session on the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement titled ‘Reforms to the approvals process for commercial buildings in Western Australia’ (the CRIS).
The reform proposals respond to the Building Confidence Report by Professor Peter Shergold AC and Ms Bronwyn Weir that made 24 recommendations to improve the building approval process.

The CRIS contains 27 reform proposals on various aspects of the building process which Building and Energy is seeking comment on.
The information session will step through these reform proposals. For AIBS members, the presentation will be very similar to that given at the AIBS WA Conference, on 25 October.

Engineers Australia and the AIBS have indicated that this session is eligible for CPD credit for their members. Check with your professional association for eligibility for CPD credit.

Event details

Venue: Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie-Hall Dr, Bentley WA 6102
Date: Friday 13 December 2019
Time: 3.00pm–4.00pm
Cost: Free 

Click here to register through Eventbrite

2020 NCC seminars – Perth

Registration is now open for the Perth metropolitan 2020 National Construction Code (NCC) seminars to be held on 1 and 2 April 2020 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The seminars, presented by the Australian Building Codes Board, will focus on answering common technical enquires on the application of NCC Volumes One and Two and information relating to the changes contained in NCC 2019 Amendment 1 to be published and adopted out-of-cycle in 2020.

Please visit the ABCB website to register for the Perth seminars, or contact:


Phone: (02) 8091 2620.

Regional information seminars are expected to be conducted during 2020.  Further details will be published here in due course.

Building inspectors training (Coming soon in 2020)

To register to receive information on the 2020 dates please email


This training course is designed to provide basic criteria necessary for providing reports that satisfy the requirements of the Building Commissioner where a complaint has been made. The report will be used as part of the determination as to whether or not a regulated building service has been carried out in a proper and proficient manner or is faulty or unsatisfactory.

Participants will receive instruction regarding Building and Energy's preferred method of report preparation which will meet the requirements of AS 4349.0-2007 Inspection of Buildings – General requirements.

Participants will be required to successfully complete an assessment task prior to receiving a Building and Energy statement of completion for this training.

Go to the 'Building insepctors training' booking page

Plumbing induction sessions

Building and Energy holds free information sessions for licensed plumbing contractors. These sessions will help to clarify plumbers' obligations under the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 as well as provide an opportunity to meet with other licensed plumbers, and talk to Building and Energy plumbing inspectors. New licensed plumbing contractors and existing licence holders in need of a refresher course are invited to attend.

Venue: First floor, Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
Cost: Free
Duration: One hour

To register to attend, email or phone (08) 6251 1377.

So you want to be a builder?

The majority of applications received for building service registration are not complete, need further clarification or evidence or don't meet the requirements. This  might cost you valuable time and money.

If you would like a copy of information presented at these past events, email


2018 Industry Presentations

Work on or near energised electrical installations  (680KB)
Work on or near energised electrical installations - print friendly (265KB)
Supervision of electrical apprentices (916KB)
Supervision of electrical apprentices - print friendly (260KB)

Read about the Building Summits held in 2016.

Some previous presentations are available online. View the videos webpage.

Visit the WorkSafe events webpage for events and information sessions on topics relevant to workplace safety and health.

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