Option retained for would-be building surveying technicians

Western Australians will continue to have the option to register as one of the three levels of building surveying practitioners – level 1, level 2 or technicians – for the foreseeable future.

Building Commissioner Peter Gow said a sunset date of 2 April 2015 for the registration of building surveying practitioner technicians has been removed from the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011. This means new applications for registration as a technician will be accepted beyond this date.

The Commissioner said retaining this class of registration would be welcome news for people seeking a pathway into the building surveying profession.

“The work of building surveyors is critical to the wellbeing of Western Australians – they ensure that the buildings we live in, work in and visit are safe,” Mr Gow said.

“This class of registration has potential to attract new people to the building surveying profession, which like most industries is looking for ways to overcome the challenges brought about by an ageing workforce. It is also proving useful in some regional areas where local government staff, for instance, may take on a number of roles and require only this level of qualification.”

A three-year option for initial registration as a technician has also been introduced to bring the registration periods in line with other building service providers. This change will not affect currently registered technicians or their licence renewal date.

For information, visit the Building Commission website, phone 1300 489 099 or email be.info@dmirs.wa.gov.au.


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28 Jan 2015

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