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SDCM71-314: Building Controls and Regulation


In this subject students examine prescriptive and performance based building regulation with particular emphasis on the Building Code of Australia. Related environmental legislation affecting building work is investigated. Other topics include statutory requirements for certification of building works, building approvals, other statutory controls related to buildings including health and safety.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,070

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of key aspects of the Building Code of Australia and interpret relevant sections of the code as required;
2. Communicate the roles and differentiate the operation of prescriptive and performance based building regulations;
3. Appreciate the application and effect of statutory controls in relation to sustainability in the built environment;
4. Apply a working knowledge of the statutory requirements (at federal, state and local government levels) relevant to the certification of building works; and
5. Demonstrate understanding of relevant health and safety regulations and controls.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start10/06/2019
Cancellation 1?20/06/2019
Cancellation 2?22/06/2019
Last enrolment18/06/2019
Withdraw – Financial?29/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2019
Teaching census?28/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start07/10/2019
Cancellation 1?17/10/2019
Cancellation 2?19/10/2019
Last enrolment15/10/2019
Withdraw – Financial?26/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?07/11/2019
Teaching census?25/10/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start10/02/2020
Cancellation 1?21/02/2020
Cancellation 2?23/02/2020
Last enrolment19/02/2020
Withdraw – Financial?02/03/2020
Withdraw – Academic?15/03/2020
Teaching census?01/03/2020