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 under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 and the corresponding Regulation. The next course will be held on-line on 11, 12 and 13 May 2021. Applications for the course close on 3 May 2021. Application forms and a course outline can be downloaded from the course provider at www.contractadmin.net.au. Please contact Contract Administration Group Pty Ltd directly regarding registration for the course or for any other queries about the course.
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. It expires either three years after that day or on an earlier day decided by the registrar and stated in the certificate of registration.
Application for renewal must be made at least 1 month before registration ends. You must apply for renewal by competing the approved form - Adjudicator application for renewal of registration (PDF).
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 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 Code of Conduct for Adjudicators sets the standards of conduct and professionalism required from adjudicators when adjudicating payment claim disputes under the BIF Act
The Continuing Professional Development for Adjudicators Policy sets out CPD requirements.
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; or
- you have contravened a condition of registration; or
- the registration was issued because of a materially false or misleading representation or declaration.