Events and seminars

The Building Commission is currently offering the following events and seminars:

Free information session – The role of the building surveyor in checking access provisions

Western Australian building surveyors are invited to attend an information session on typical access provisions within the BCA and referenced standards that should be considered during design certification and site completion inspection.

Date: 24 November 2017
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
Cost: Free

Registration is essential. To register, please visit the Eventbrite booking webpage.

Building inspectors training 

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 the Building Commission’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 Commission statement of completion for this training.

Dates available for 2018: 14 February (now open for bookings), 26 April, 4 July, 12 September, 14 November
Time: 9.00 am - 12.30 pm (including morning tea)
Location: Ground floor, Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
Cost: $40 (inc GST)
Outcome: Certificate of Attendance

To register for this event, visit the Building Commission Eventbrite booking webpage. For further information, email

Go to the 'Building insepctors training' booking page

Plumbing induction sessions

The Building Commission 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 Commission plumbing inspectors. New licensed plumbing contractors and existing licence holders in need of a refresher course are invited to attend.

Dates available for 2017: 4 December
Venue: First floor, Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
Cost: Free
Duration: 1 hour

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

So you want to be a builder?

Ninety-nine per cent of applications received by the Building Commission are not complete and need further clarification or evidence. This delay might cost you valuable time and money.

The Building Commission offers an information session for prospective builders.

Venue: Ground floor, Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
Cost: Free

The session will give you information on:

  • the application process;
  • the correct forms to use and how to complete them; and
  • required qualifications and experience.

There will also be time for questions and answers during which Building Commission staff can provide practical and tailored advice.

Presented by:

  • Margaret Sharpe, Manager Licensing, Building Commission
  • Fiona Brown, Principal Registration and Licensing Officer, Building Commission

Other experienced and approachable staff will also be available to take your individual questions.

To register for this event, visit the Building Commission Eventbrite booking webpage. For further information, email

Go to the 'So you want to be a builder?' booking page

Read about the Building Summits held in 2016.

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

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

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