Responsibilities of an adjudicator
Adjudicators must meet the conditions of registration and comply with the code of conduct.
Conditions of registration
Registration as an adjudicator is subject to the conditions outlined below.
- 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, 56.2KB).
- 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, 56.3KB).
Code of conduct
Adjudicators are required comply with the Code of conduct for adjudicators (PDF, 56.3KB), which is a condition of their registration.
The Code sets out the standards of conduct and professionalism expected from adjudicators when adjudicating payment claim disputes under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017.
If an adjudicator breaches a requirement of the Code, there may be grounds to suspend or cancel their registration.
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 requirement of the code of conduct for adjudicators
- you have contravened a condition of registration
- the registration was issued because of a materially false or misleading representation or declaration.