Understanding the new Premises Standards Survey

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Premises Standards Seminars An essential seminar on access changes in public buildings

The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards (Premises Standards) are due to come into force on 1 May 2011. They will lead to significant improvements in the level of access required in new buildings and existing buildings undergoing renovation. It is also anticipated that corresponding changes will be made to the Building Code of Australia at the same time.

This half day seminar will provide designers, builders, building owners, managers, access consultants, advocates and professionals in the building approvals area with an overview of the Premises Standards and their effect when they come into force.

The seminar will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss questions of interpretation and contribute to the development of further resources.

The seminar will cover:

  • The objectives behind the Premises Standards
  • Who is responsible for complying with the Premises Standards
  • Main features of the Premises Standards including exceptions and concessions
  • Areas of buildings and levels of access required.

The seminar will be presented by Michael Small from the Australian Human Rights Commission and Kevin Newhouse from the Australian Building Codes Board. Both presenters have been closely involved in the development of the Premises Standards.

Seminars location and cost

The Seminars will cost $100 for online registration and $115 for other forms of registration and will take place in all capital cities. For details see the registration form. Please note that dress codes may apply at some venues. Information about parking at and public transport to the venues will be included with the registration confirmation or visit the venue website.

 

Location

Date

Venue

Street

Brisbane Option 1

Brisbane Option 2

12 August

13 August

Rooms P1 + P2
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Merivale Street
South Brisbane Qld 4101

 

Canberra

17 August

Swan Torrens Room
National Convention Centre

31 Constitution Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601

 

Sydney Option 1

 

Sydney Option 2

24 August

 

25 August

 

Banquet Hall
Sydney Masonic Centre

 

66 Goulburn Street
Sydney NSW 2000

 

Darwin

27 August

Meeting Rooms 3 + 4
Darwin Convention Centre

Stokes Hill Road
Darwin NT 0800

 

Perth Option 1

 

Perth Option 2

30 August

 

31 August

 

Meeting Rooms 1 + 2
Perth Convention Exhibition Centre

 

21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000

 

Adelaide

2 September

Riverbank Rooms 1 + 2
Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

 

Melbourne Option 1

 

Melbourne Option 2

6 September

 

7 September

 

 

Meeting Room 109
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

 

1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf
Melbourne Vic 3000

 

Hobart

9 September

Auditorium
Baha'i Centre of Learning

1 Tasman Highway
Hobart Tas 7000

 

 

Seminar times

Sessions begin at 9.30am and conclude at 1.00pm in all locations. The registration fee includes morning tea. On the day – registration and receipt of handouts commences at 8:45am.

Access requirements

All the venues are wheelchair accessible. If you want to register and have other access requirements in order to participate in the seminar, such as hearing loop requirements or sign language requirements please ensure you record this on the registration form.

Attendance certificates

Attendance certificates will only be available at the end of the seminar for delegates that have pre-registered and checked in upon arrival. Delegates that have not pre-registered will receive their certificate by email after the seminar series is completed.

CPD points: The seminar qualifies for 3 CPD points for members of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Australian Institute of Architects and other accredited schemes.

 Australian Institute of Architects

 


Registration

It is anticipated that demand for the seminars will be high so early registration is recommended.

NOTE: Online registration for each of the seminars will close 7 days prior to the seminar being held. If you would like to register after the close off period when the online registration form will not work please contact Lloy Wilson on 07 3423 0694 or 0400 275 388

To register online go to: https://www.secureregistrations.com/PSAS10/

Alternatively, click here to download the registration form in PDF or in Word

Details on this form were correct at the time of printing. The Seminar organisers retain the right to alter any or all of the Seminar details.

Cancellation Policy

A refund is available for written cancellations received up to 7 days prior to the seminar.  A fee of $10 may be deducted where a cancellation is made after payment is processed.  No refunds apply for a cancellation received less than 7 days prior to the event.  A substitute delegate may be nominated to attend – please advise the organisers in writing prior to the seminar.  No refunds will be available on the day.  Strictly no cash payments will be accepted on the day.  Please note that delegates are expected to abide by the terms and conditions of the venues.