Information for adjudicators

Adjudicator registration

If you are interested in becoming an adjudicator you must meet specific requirements. One of these requirements is to hold an adjudication qualification or another qualification that the registrar considers to be equivalent to an adjudication qualification. 

The adjudication qualification is prescribed under section 201 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) and the detail is prescribed under Part 5, section 18 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Regulation (BIF Regulation).

Contract Administration Group Pty Ltd is the company authorised to provide adjudicator training and issue a Certificate in Adjudication.  The next course will be held in March 2019, as per the details below.  Please contact Contract Administration Group Pty Ltd directly regarding registering for the course and any other course queries.

The 2019 training course for the Certificate in Adjudication under the BIF Act will be held in Brisbane on 18, 19 and 20 March 2019. Application Forms and course outline may be downloaded from the course provider Contract Administration Group Pty Ltd. The course provider advises that applications to attend the 2019 course will close on 22 February 2019. Applications received after that date may not be accepted as time is needed for administrative matters and for mandatory pre-course work to be completed. 

If you hold an adjudication qualification, you can apply for registration by completing the Adjudicator Application Form (PDF).

Term of registration

Registration as an adjudicator becomes effective on the day the certificate of registration is issued or on the day of registration renewal. It expires either three years after that day or on an earlier day decided by the registrar and stated in the certificate of registration.

Conditions of registration

Registration as an adjudicator is subject to the following conditions.

Registrar policies

The Registrar may make a policy about the administration of chapters 3 and 5 of the BIF Act.

The Adjudicator Referral Policy sets out the matters that the Registrar will have regard to when referring applications.

The Continuing Professional Development for Adjudicators Policy sets out CPD requirements. 

Renewal of registration

The QBCC will send you a renewal notice every three years, three months before your registration expires.

Suspension or cancellation of registration

Your registration can be suspended or cancelled if:

  • you are not, or are no longer a suitable person to hold registration
  • you have contravened a condition of registration or
  • the registration was issued because of a materially false or misleading representation or declaration.