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Swimming Pool & Spa Barrier Safety Inspection Course 

 Short Courses Australia is an approved provider of the Victorian Building Authority 

Pool Safety Inspectors Course (VBAISP2020). Cost: $2,500



Short Courses Australia is an approved provider of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) Pool Safety Inspectors Course (VBAISP2020).

Participants who complete this course and who can demonstrate at least 6 months of practical industry experience can then submit an application to the VBA for registration in the class of Building Inspector (Pool Safety).


Building Inspector (Pool Safety) 

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 Outline

The Pool & Spa Safety Inspector Course is delivered over 5 days, selected across a 2 week period.

Participants must attend each session and successfully complete course work and assessment tasks.


Assessment (15 Mandatory Inspections)

Participants must further demonstrate knowledge and comptence undertaking pool and spa inspections. 

The cost of the course includes completion of 15 mandatory inspections under the supervision of a VBA accredited inspector.

Short Courses Australia has partnered with Australian Property & Building Inspections to enable course participants access to the "live" inspections. 

Short Courses Australia administration team will liaise with participants to book each inspection.

Mandatory inspections are completed in addition to the Pool Safety Inspector Course.


Australian Standards

The cost of the course does not include a copy of the Australian Standards. You will be required to purchase AS1926.1-1986, 1993, 2007, 2012 and AS1926.2-2007. 

The standards can be purchased from SAI Global.


Book Now | Pool & Spa Safety Inspector Course 

The cost of the course is $2,500.00 and includes training, assessment and 15 mandatory inspections under the supervision of a VBA accredited inspector.  Payment plans are available, however a $1,000 enrolment fee will be invoiced at the time of booking to secure your placement.

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Customer Reviews

  • 28 July 2021

    "RSA course by Don Conn was absolutely amazing. Don was always very thorough and clear in his instructions and description, and what I valued above all else are his relative personal anecdotes that exemplified the teaching in real life and made the course material that much more tangible"

    - Mada Aldeeb

  • 27 July 2021

    "Completed the course in only one day and now have my certificate shortly after. Overall good experience with an engaging lecturer, and the time spent was definitely worth it. The information that I have gained in the course is more useful in everyday circumstances than I expected, and soon I may use it for work."

    - Benjamin Kuoppa

  • 27 July 2021

    "was good, enjoyed"

    - Lochlan Maher

  • 27 July 2021

    "Great course, very comprehensive. Don was so patient and knowledgeable. Well worth doing! Thanks so much."

    - Teresa Valdes

  • 27 July 2021

    "Just finished my RSA and am thoroughly happy with the experience. The instructor delivered the course in a very engaging manner which was enjoyable. Thanks again"

    - Denver James

  • 27 July 2021

    - Jamie Willis

  • 27 July 2021

    "everything was well presented and explained, the guy giving out information was very nice and made sure everything understood everything by frequently answering questions & i learnt a lot from this course which can now help me when applying for jobs :)"

    - loretta meinzer

  • 27 July 2021

    "David was a great teacher, gave good examples and funny stories. Thank you"

    - Cristian Calderon

  • 27 July 2021

    "Dave was amazing. Let down was that they did not deliver on posting 'HOYTS CINEMA TICKETS' for posting review. Reception/admin really hard to get a hold of. Dave should run his own business. The company is a letdown."

    - M Monk

  • 26 July 2021

    "Great teacher who made the course easy to understand and engage in!!"

    - Eloise Perrin

  • 26 July 2021

    "In what was a different scenario it being online and having to sit at a desk for 6 hours, i found the course to be rather engaging and fascinating learning about all the different types of things required to be a responsible server of alcohol. The organiser who ran the short course for the day was very helpful, and made sure everyone was on the same page and understanding before continuing on to something else which i really appreciated. Overall a great course and i can now use this certificate to help me with obtaining other jobs in the future."

    - Harry Banfield

  • 26 July 2021

    - Angelica Emmerton

  • 26 July 2021

    "Thanks so much for getting me through my New Entrant Liquor Licence Course. David was an excellent trainer. He was clear, methodical, at times amusing, and importantly engaging. I am looking forward to booking my next course with Short Courses Australia."

    - Justin Farmer

  • 22 July 2021

    "It was a great course, well organised and our instructor Ben was excellent ! highly recommend. Also our certificate was emailed the next day !!"

    - Eliza Auld

  • 22 July 2021

    "Professional and insightful course!! Learnt a lot and the presenter was very captivating."

    - Emma Oxley

  • 22 July 2021

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  • 21 July 2021

    "Short Courses Australia were professional, organised and created a great learning environment. Ben Hayes was highly knowledgeable and made the topic of RSA very entertaining. Would definitely recommend doing your RSA course here."

    - Jayden Cooke

  • 21 July 2021

    "really good and knowledgeable!"

    - itshals

  • 20 July 2021

    "Trainer Jonathon Ainscough is amazing. Gives great personal experience throughout the course to explain the course better than what?s on the PP slides."

    - kandee Arullingam

  • 18 July 2021

    "This short course that i completed was very informative! I enjoyed learning about the different standards of alcohol and the strategies in which to refuse service to those who are intoxicated. Lindy (who ran my session) was super engaging and definitely made the content more interesting. This RSA was definitely a success and I would definitely recommend it to others!"

    - Natalie Sullivan

  • 17 July 2021

    "It was good place to have short course in the City, even I was have zoom class, the Trainer has fully explanation. Thank you Lindy Rudzki ."

    - Les Myers

  • 17 July 2021

    "Typically I don?t enjoy zoom calls, but this was an exception. Our teacher was very engaging and friendly and delivered the course perfectly. My certificate was emailed the next day!"

    - Ella Torcasio

  • 17 July 2021

    - Katia Radobuljac

  • 15 July 2021

    "Would highly recommend taking your RSA here, engaging tutor and convenient to get to"

    - julie h

  • 15 July 2021

    "Its always helpful for those new to courses to hear about personal experiences within the subject. and Ben certainly did that and was very interesting."

    - katie hammond

  • 13 July 2021

    "Mr.Raji Kumar as the course instructor was very energetic and interactive. It was an informative course delivered excellently with a reasonable price. Overall a centre that provides great service."

    - Sharanya Selvam

  • 13 July 2021

    "Interesting course. Knowledgable teacher"

    - Gab Benitez

  • 13 July 2021

    "Hi ? I would just like to say that the RSA Melb based course was well prepared and easy to follow ? thank you ?"

    - Joanne Costello

  • 13 July 2021

    - Rafael I

  • 13 July 2021

    "Done my rsa with them had a fun and good time learnt and got taught all the right information needed to help better understand responsible service"

    - Christian Blake

  • 13 July 2021

    "I could get this certificate easily.? The teacher also offered up useful advice and tips."

    - May Kwon

  • 10 July 2021

    "I tuned into the zoom classroom for the RSA Certification course and I would highly recommend this option to anyone with the means that requires an RSA. The instructor, Raji, was really knowledgable and engaging. The information was up to date and clearly communicated. No complaints at all."

    - Gracie Murrell-Clark

  • 08 July 2021

    - Gavin Dun

  • 08 July 2021

    "Booking was easy and quick, zoom session was easy to access everything was clear and simple be it learning materials, assessments. Tutor was fantastic, was engaging enough throughout the RSA session. Would definitely recommend their service."

    - jhalak jaiswal

  • 08 July 2021

    "I completed the Virtual Zoom Responsonsible Service of Alcohol short course on Wednesday. It was very easy to sign up and quickly book into the course online. Having the option for learning in a virtual classroom was great, and the google classroom/zoom worked really well. I did find that the course content could be condensed into a shorter session."

    - Emily Christensen

  • 07 July 2021

    "This RTO is really good. I needed Food handling certificate and the short course was professional and straightforward. David the trainer was friendly and helpful. My certificate was issued the following day. I intend to do further training with them."

    - Sue Williams

  • 07 July 2021

    "Raji is a really amazing RSA teacher, he was kind a supportive and was always up to answer questions that we asked. thank you Raji"

    - elysse brundell

  • 07 July 2021

    "Raji was most pogchamp"

    - Paddo

  • 07 July 2021

    "It was good"

    - Aishwarya Khatri

  • 07 July 2021

    "Instructor delivered the lessons well."

    - Shi Jing Phang

  • 07 July 2021

    "Kaji, made my learning experience very fun."

    - Darren Nguyen

  • 07 July 2021

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  • 06 July 2021

    - Sophie P

  • 03 July 2021

    "Lindy was very engaging and knew her subject very well. Great experience"

    - Jean Tomasi

  • 03 July 2021

    "Very helpful and helped me and the class understand."

    - Amaka Omo

  • 03 July 2021

    "Supper nice teacher!"

    - Lisha Yang

  • 01 July 2021

    - Nancy Labana

  • 01 July 2021

    "Virtual class didn?t affect much...Joyful and Informative class! Raji was so professional and friendly! He makes sure everyone knows about the content and the responsibility of serving alcohol."

    - Josephine Cheng

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