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SPASAVIC is delighted that our preferred Registered Training Organisation, Masters in Building Training (MIBT), has been endorsed by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to deliver the new Victorian Swimming Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection training course VBAISP2020 Building Inspector (Pool Safety).

The total cost of this course is $2,990 with RPL set at $1,495 and is GST-exempt. You can enrol in this course for an initial deposit of $500. ENROL HERE

2019 SPASA Member Pool Barrier InspectorSPASAVIC Pool Barrier Inspector Membership information will be provided on enrolment.

What is Building Inspection (Pool Safety) Work?

A person registered in the class of Building Inspector (Pool safety) is responsible for carrying out all the functions of a swimming pool and spa inspector under the Building Act 1993 and Part 9A of the Building Regulations 2018, including:

  • undertaking inspections of swimming pool and spa barriers to determine compliance with the applicable barrier standard
  • issuing certificates of pool and spa barrier compliance
  • issuing certificates of pool and spa barrier non-compliance
  • lodging certificates of pool and spa barrier non-compliance with the relevant council.

Course Information

This course will be a combination of online and practical learning and assessment, coupled with 15 supervised on-site inspections which may also be completed via a simulated environment under supervision of a SPASAVIC qualified Building Inspector or Surveyor (known as your Qualified Supervisor – ‘QS’), subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Online Learning

The advantage of MIBT's rolling enrolment in-take allows students to study at their own pace and in their own time, wherever they are, whenever they choose. MIBT and SPASAVIC will set more training days as required. However, this blended delivery model allows students to progress without the restriction of a set class or set dates and times.

SPASAVIC will announce regular on-line classes via Zoom for students to engage with their trainer and course cohort.

For this course relevant excerpts will also be contained within the course material including but not limited to: 

  • AS 1926.1-1986
  • AS 1926.1-1993
  • AS 1926.1-2007
  • AS 1926.2-2007
  • AS 1926.1-2012

Practical Assessment

Practical assessment is required, and every student must perform 15 inspections which may be conducted on a live site or within a closely simulated environment. Options for assessment are:

  • 15 simulated inspections or 15 live inspections via their own student supplied QS or,
  • SPASAVIC simulated or live inspections through the SPASAVIC Training Sessions with a SPASAVIC qualified building inspector or surveyor.

Students will have access to an on-line inspection workbook to complete and submit, along with all other mandatory documentation. Once these inspections have been completed, the student will submit the contents of their workbook as workplace activities (WPA) on the MIBT Learner Management System (LMS).

Course Completion

A Certificate of Completion in the VBAISP2020 Building Inspector (Pool Safety) course will be issued on successful completion of this course by MIBT*

*Successful completion of the approved VBAISP2020 course does not constitute nor guarantee a student registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) as a Building Inspector (Pool Safety).

VBA Registration Information

Once the course is complete, students will then need to apply to the VBA to obtain a Building Inspector (Pool Safety) licence.

Graduates will be required to complete additional inspections under supervision after the course is completed in line with VBA registration requirements. Including the ability to demonstrate at least 6 months of practical industry experience This requirement is in addition to the course requirements that each student will complete with MIBT.

For more information please visit the VBA website for detailed registration requirements.

VBA Application Forms for Registration

Once the VBA have provided you with a Building Inspector (Pool Safety) licence, you are then eligible to apply for SPASAVIC Membership.

As a SPASAVIC Pool Barrier Inspector Member, you will be at the forefront of the swimming pool and spa industry with existing SPASAVIC members able to refer work to you throughout Victoria.

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