Events and seminars

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

2017 regional seminars – BCA and roof compliance information

Morning session: Building Code of Australia information session
Afternoon session: Roof compliance information session

NOTE: You must register separately for the morning and afternoon sessions

Morning session: Building Code of Australia information session

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) information session is a half day program in the morning covering the future initiatives of the BCA; product certification and technical interpretation to common queries. This session will also cover the minimum level of documentation for roofing.

Time: 9.00am to 12.30pm
Cost: free
Location: please see table below

Afternoon session: Roof compliance information

A dedicated session on checking roof compliance on site will be presented. This information follows the 2016 release of the general inspection report into metal roof construction in Western Australia.

Time: 1.15pm to 3.00pm
Cost: free
Location: please see table below


Registration is essential. You can register for the morning session or afternoon session only. If you wish to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions, you will need to register for both sessions separately. To register, click on the relevant link below.

The Building Commission reserves the right to cancel for any reason.

Bunbury City of Bunbury
4 Stephen Street, Bunbury
Thursday 16 March 2017

Register now
(Morning session FULLY BOOKED)

Busselton Busselton Community Resource Centre
21 Cammilleri Street, Busselton
Friday 17 March 2017

Register now
(Morning session FULLY BOOKED)

Albany City of Albany
102 North Road, Yakamia
Friday 24 March 2017 Register now
Kalgoorlie City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie
Thursday 30 March 2017 Register now
Northam Northam Recreation Centre
44 Peel Terrace, Northam
Friday 31 March 2017 Register now
Geraldton Geraldton Civic Centre
Cathedral Ave, Geraldton
Thursday 6 April 2017 Register now
Karratha Welcome Lotteries House
7 Morse Court, Karratha
Thursday 27 April 2017 Register now
Broome Mercure Broome
1 Weld Street, Broome
Thursday 4 May 2017 Register now


To register to attend a seminar, click on the link in the table above. For more information contact the Building Commission by phone on 1300 489 099 or email

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 2017: 5 July, 8 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

Getting paid: information session on the Construction Contracts Act 2004

The Building Commission in partnership with the Master Builders Association and Jackson McDonald is hosting an information session on managing and resolving payment disputes under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (CCA). This session is designed for subcontractors, small builders or other interested persons in the building and construction industry wishing to gain an understanding of how the CCA operates and how rapid adjudication can be used to resolve contractual payment disputes. 

The session will cover:

  • the fundamentals of construction contracts;
  • what is the CCA and how does it work;
  • an overview of the rapid adjudication process; and
  • other means of resolving payment disputes.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Date: 2 May 2015
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Home Base, 55 Salvado Road, Subiaco
Cost: $40

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

Please note: This session will be recorded for future educational and training purposes, and may be available for viewing on the Building Commission website. By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge these conditions and consent to participating in this session.

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: 3 April, 12 June, 7 August, 2 October, 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
When: 4.00pm on the first Tuesday of the month (starting February 2017)
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.

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

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