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Swimming Pool Barrier Safety Inspection Course 

 Swimming Pool Safety Inspection Course Update 

 

SWIMMING POOL BARRIER SAFETY INSPECTION COURSE 

A new course in Swimming Pools & Spa Barrier Inspections is currently being developed by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). 

This course will be delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) endorsed by VBA.

The course will be a minimum requirement for any person seeking registration as a Victorian Swimming Pool Inspector in the class of building inspector (pool safety).

A Victorian swimming pool inspector will also need to be able to demonstrate a minimum of 6 months of practical work experience within the pool and spa industry. 

 

Course

The prescribed course for this class of registration is: Course in Swimming Pool & Spa Barrier Inspection.

The VBA will only recognise Certificate of Completions delivered and assessed by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that it endorses.

The VBA will be commencing the process to endorse RTOs in May 2020 and will publish a list of endorsed RTO on their website from June 2020.

 

Pool Inspector Experience

A pool inspector must demonstrate that they hold the required knowledge to undertake pool barrier inspection work.

They are required to hold at least six months experience in pool inspection work. Typically, this would include:

  • inspection of a range of pools and spas (including relocatable pools and spas)
  • inspection of a range of barrier types (e.g. glass, metal, mesh, timber, masonry, building forms part of the barrier, property boundary fence, etc.)
  • Having assisted in inspecting all barrier compliance elements (e.g. height of barrier, gap under barrier, non-climbable zone, etc.)

 

Pool Inspector Duties

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.

 

More Information

For more infomation please visit the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) website. 

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      "This was a very informative and professionally run course. I highly recommend it to anyone needing a Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate."

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      "I completed New Entrant Liquor License Training Course with Short Courses Australia. In conclusion, I really enjoyed the whole course with the trainer as he was really helping students for better understanding. He definitely knew what he was teaching for students and guide us very well, such as emphasising the important topic. Additionally, he was advising us individually what we should be careful of if we are running our own business. In the future, I will definitely come back to Short Courses Australia for my next certification. I really appreciate the lady who helped me for the consultation through the phone!"

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  • 29 September 2020

      "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Jonathon Ainscough for very friendly and outstanding tutoring service. I would love to recommend your services to others and would possibly use this service in the future as well. Thank you so much."

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      "Sam Boehm was really good with our new entry liquor licence training. Everything was very easy to understand and we completed the course successfully. And we followed him up on some of the licence application questions which he helped with enormously. You should ask for him if you are doing this course."

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  • 09 September 2020

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      "I recently did my food supervisor course with Jonathon, I was pretty stressed as I hadn't studied in years and zoom was giving me anxiety, but it was such a chilled environment and everyone was really friendly. Jonathan is also a great teacher who explains things really well and is only too happy to help you if you need it. Very happy with this institute"

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      "I attended this course on 1/8/2020 and found the presenter professional and knowledgeable in the subject matter. He was open to questions and responded courteously and promptly or said that the question would be covered further into the course."

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  • 28 August 2020

      "I enjoyed the course for new entrance liquor license. The trainer Jonathon has explained the information well and answered all of our questions. I would consider them for other short courses in the future. Recommend"

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  • 28 August 2020

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  • 27 August 2020

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  • 21 August 2020

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  • 21 August 2020

      "happy with the course that I attained. excellent teacher, friendly approach to teaching helping for quick progress into the lesson."

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  • 19 August 2020

      "Jonathon Ainscough was a fantastic mentor for the New Entrant Liquor License Training. The material was easy to understand and was further enhanced by Jonathons industry knowledge. Highly recommended."

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  • 12 August 2020

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  • 12 August 2020

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