Get ready for an engaging role that keeps you at the heart of the construction process!

As a Building Certifier, you’ll have the important responsibility of reviewing Construction Plans and documentation, making sure they meet the standards set by the Building Code of Australia and all relevant legislation. You’ll play a vital part in granting the green light for construction to begin by issuing Building Approvals.

Throughout the construction phase, you’ll conduct periodic inspections to ensure compliance. Collaborating closely with Architects, Engineers, Builders, and a range of professional consultants, you’ll work together as a cohesive team to ensure that the building is not only compliant but also safe and ready for occupation upon completion. It’s an exciting opportunity to be involved in creating spaces that meet regulations while ensuring the comfort and well-being of future occupants.

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About Buildcert

Buildcert is an industry leading building approval and certification service provider.

Fundamental to the success of our business is our sheer commitment to customer experience and excellence in service delivery. The mission of our growing organisation is to be the industry leader in building approvals and private certification services, and it is through our people that we will achieve this.

With 13 offices in NSW and 1 office in QLD, Buildcert continues to expand and grow in a sustainable and measured way to support the influx of residential, commercial, and industrial development across Australia.

Perks & Benefits of Working at Buildcert

As a member of our energetic, social, and committed team, that recognises and rewards outstanding employees, you will be offered:

  • Flexible work options (combination of office and remote) to assist in balancing work, life, and family responsibilities.
  • A competitive salary package (negotiable based on qualifications and experience) and annual reviews.
  • Fully funded continued professional development.
  • A fully maintained company vehicle, laptop, iPad, and iPhone.
  • Professional Indemnity insurance coverage.
  • Payment of annual registration fees and industry memberships.
  • Leadership development programs and ongoing training and support.
  • Interest free loans and salary sacrificing options.
  • A friendly and supportive work environment

Buildcert continue to provide Webber Architects and our clients with a professional and collaborative approach to certification for both residential & commercial projects. The knowledge & expertise of their staff assists in the successful and timely delivery of projects of various scales and complexity.

Jon Webber / Managing Director Webber Architects

Buildcert Building Certifiers Head office Newcastle

Applying to Become a Registered Certifier

To become a Registered Certifier in New South Wales you must apply to NSW Fair Trading and:

  • Complete the Certification Short Course offered by the University of Technology Sydney.
  • Have a General Construction Induction (white) card.
  • Demonstrate you have the qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge or in the case of Building Inspector, be enrolled in a relevant qualification.
  • Demonstrate you are a fit and proper person.
  • Provide a certificate of currency for your professional indemnity insurance (except council employees covered by the council’s insurance). If you are employed by Buildcert you will be covered by the Company Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Career Progression

Levels of Registered Certifier

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Building Inspector

A Building Inspector can carry out inspections for Residential Buildings, during construction.

Qualifications (any of the following)

  • Certification Short Course by University of Technology Sydney AND enrolled in a course leading to a qualification referred to below under a higher level of Building Surveyor

Experience
None required.

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Building Surveyor Restricted

(Class 1 and 10 buildings)

This level of Surveyor can issue Building Approvals for Residential Buildings, and carry out inspections during construction.

Qualifications (any of the following)

  • A qualification referred to below under Building Surveyor – Restricted (all classes of buildings) or Building Surveyor – Unrestricted.
  • NVR approved skill set CPCSS00005 of the Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying

Experience
1 years’ relevant practical experience.

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Building Surveyor Restricted

(All classes of buildings)

This level of Surveyor can issue Building Approvals for Smaller Scale Commercial/Industrial Buildings, Residential Buildings, and carry out inspections during Construction.

Qualifications (any of the following)

  • A qualification referred to in under Building Surveyor – Unrestricted
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) from Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Construction Management from the University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) with a major in Building Surveying from Western Sydney University
  • NVR approved Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Experience
2 years relevant practical experience

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Building Surveyor Unrestricted

This level of Surveyor can issue Building Approvals for any type of Building, including high rises, and carry out inspections during Construction.

Qualifications (any of the following)

  • Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification (Honours) from Central Queensland University
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) from the University of Newcastle commenced on or after 1 January 2011
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (building surveying option) from University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying from Western Sydney University, Bond University or the University of South Australia
  • Master of Building Surveying from Bond University or Western Sydney University

Experience
3 years relevant practical experience.

Want More Information?

For a further conversation about career opportunities or to discuss site visit options, please reach out to Kirby Somerville, People & Culture Manager, at 1300 457 400 or careers@buildcert.com.au