Category E1-Accredited Certifier -

Swimmming Pool Certification

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Course Information

Category E1-Accredited Certifier- Swimming Pool Certification

Completion of this course will enable eligible candidates to apply for accreditation in Category E1 with the Building Professionals Board* (BPB) under the Building Professionals Act 2005 allowing the successful applicant to undertake Swimming Pool Barrier Inspections and issue Certificates of Compliance against the required legislation.

* It is not Nationally Recognised Training.

Our course costs $2200 plus GST

Includes:

  • Licensed copy of the Australian Standards required to undertake the course:
    • AS 1926-1986
    • AS 1926.1-2007
    • AS 1926.2-2007
    • AS 1926.1-2012
  • Access to our online training website
  • Certificate of Completion upon successful completion

Course Outline

The key areas covered by this course include:

Unit 1: Course introduction and child drowning statistics

Unit 2: New South Wales swimming pool legislation framework

Unit 3: Locate and interpret regulatory requirements for E1 Certifiers

Unit 4: The role of the NSW Building Professionals Board

Unit 5: E1 Certifiers and the law

Unit 6: Roles and Responsibilities of E1 Certifiers

Unit 7: Pools and Barriers

Unit 8: Conduct a pool compliance inspection and certification

Certification

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Building UpSkills (BUS)

Entry Requirements

Nil to undertake the training, however if you wish to attain E1 certification through the Building Professional board for accreditation you are required to meet certain criteria to be eligible to apply. Please note preferential enrolment will be given to those who are eligible to apply for E1 accreditation. See below and the BPB website for more details.

Course Location

The course is delivered online (Study in the comfort of your own home or workplace) and a practical assessment is required to be attended in Emu Plains, NSW.

Enrolment Pathways

There are two pathways to E1 accreditation.

Pathway 1 - qualification and completion of E1 course

You must already hold one of the following:

Note: The builder or swimming pool builder's licence should not have conditions preventing the holder from constructing swimming pools or swimming pool fencing. The structural landscaper's licence should not have conditions preventing the holder from constructing swimming pool fencing.

Download forms and further information.

Pathway 2 - experience and completion of E1 course

You do not meet the requirements to enrol under pathway 1, BUT you do have two years' recent experience working for a local council carrying out the inspection and certification of at least 20 swimming pools and associated barriers for compliance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Download forms and further information.

Taking Enrolment Now

You can enrol now to start our course if you have satisfied one of the Pathways to Accreditation and have your letter from the Building Professionals Board. Once your enrolment is approved and payment received, one of our Trainers will be on standby to assist you through the E1 Accredited Certifier course.

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Here is how it works...

  1. Register online
  2. Pay using MasterCard or Visa or direct debit
  3. Read the Learner Handbook and Terms and Conditions
  4. Optional: Complete the Learner Support Resource
  5. Receive Log in information to access the learning and assessment materials
  6. Register to use the Learner forum
  7. Login and start your course - stop and resume any time. Allow minimum 28 hours (enrolment period is up to 6 months)
  8. Complete written tasks for units 1-8
  9. Complete a Statutory Declaration and Identification process to verify your identity and return by post to BUS or bring with you to your practical assessment
  10. Organise your practical assessment
  11. Attempt the practical assessment
  12. Complete Learner feedback questionnaire
  13. Be issued with a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion
  14. Gain BPB accreditation if you are not already A1, A2, A3 Certifier
  15. Join the Swimming Pool Register by emailing your BPB accreditation number to sprusers@olg.nsw.gov.au (Office of Local Government)

Fees and Refunds

Please refer to the terms and Conditions (link provided as part of enrolment process) on the BUS Website for full terms and conditions. Fees as follows:

Materials and equipment learner must provide

The following materials/equipment are required to be provided by individual Learners

Course Location

The course is delivered online (Study in the comfort of your own home or workplace) and a practical assessment is required to be attended in Emu Plains, NSW.

Delivery and Assessment

BUS will provide delivery of the course training materials and assessment of your answers. BUS is responsible for compliance of the training and assessment of this course, and for issuing results documents to learners who attain a competent result. Should BUS close or cease to trade during your enrolment period, you will be refunded 100% of your enrolment fees.