NCC Training for Architects

24 April 2020

Could you have a better understanding of the National Construction Code? The ACA is offering a CPD training course on 12 and 26 May in conjunction with Philip Chun to upskill architects in respect to using the NCC for Commercial Buildings.

In the wake of the review of the compliance and enforcement systems within the building and construction industry, there is a need for more education to strengthen the effective implementation and mandatory requirements of the NCC.

The National Construction Code (NCC) is a performance-based code containing all Performance Requirements, being the minimum level that buildings, building elements, and plumbing and drainage systems must meet.

The ACA has developed a 2 x 2 hour training course, including an interactive workshop, in conjunction with Philip Chun to upskill architects in respect to using the NCC for Commercial Buildings (Blue book – Class 2-9).

Course Outcomes

  1. Understanding of the Building Legislation and NCC
  2. Knowing how to use the NCC and find information to better inform project designs at an early stage
  3. Application of recent focus points since the Building Confidence report including:
    – Fire hazard properties
    – Facade/shell waterproof performance reports
    – Seismic performance expectations
  4. The relevance of interpretation to consider during the course of a project.


Day 1

Section 1 – Context
Section 2 – How to use the NCC
Section 3 –  Life Safety (Part C, D and E)

Day 2

Section 4 – General BCA sections (Part F, G, H and J)
Section 5 – Alterations and additions
Section 6 – Close out, Q and A, workshop space


Philip Chun is Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary consulting company providing building code, fire and life safety, accessibility and essential safety measures to the construction and development industry.



Day 1 – Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Day 2 – Tuesday, 26 May 2020


Webinar – Access to be confirmed to participants


Member $396 p/p
Non-member $440 p/p (Prices include GST)


5 formal CPD points

Booking and RSVP

Registrations are limited to 20.  To reserve your place, register here by 5pm on Friday, 1 May 2020.