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.

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.

  • The adjudicator must comply with chapters 3 & 5 of the BIF Act.
  • The adjudicator must complete continuing professional development as prescribed by the BIF Regulation and the Continuing Professional Development for Adjudicators Policy (PDF).
  • The adjudicator must comply with any reasonable conditions that the registrar considers appropriate to give effect to this chapter, if stated in the certificate of registration or in an information notice.
  • The adjudicator must comply with the Code of Conduct for Adjudicators (PDF).
  • Adjudicators must also complete Transitionary training for registered adjudicators under the BIF Regulation to facilitate the transition between BCIPA and BIF requirements. The training must be completed between 17 December 2018 – 1 April 2019.

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.