Continuing professional development—pool safety inspector | Queensland Building and Construction Commission

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We measure your activity using a point system and we approve and allocate points for CPD activities such as training courses, workshops, seminars and memberships.  

Experience gained within each 12-month period is added to your licence when you renew or restore it annually. 

We welcome submissions of proposed professional development activities.  

How many points do I need? 

Each year a pool safety inspector must accrue:

  • 6 points—for most licensees
  • 4 points —for building certifiers. 

How do I accrue points? 


Approximately 1 point = 1 hour of participation in an approved educational activity.

NOTE: You can submit a request to the QBCC to approve an activity prior to completing it.


You will accrue 2 points if you are a member of any of the following organisations: 

  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors 
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 
  • Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Queensland 
  • Institute of Building Consultants as a division of Master Builders. 

    State and local government employees

    Pool safety inspectors employed by the state (including the QBCC) or local government have the option to gain CPD points through work experience.   

    The work experience must be gained:

    • while working as a pool safety officer employed by the Queensland Government, the QBCC or a local government in Queensland  
    • while employed for no less than a total of 60 days in the 12 months immediately preceding the time when the person applies to renew or restore their licence  
    • in addition to at least one hour of training, that is either: 
      • derived and conducted ‘in-house’ – related to the pool safety legislation and standards in Queensland 
      • a CPD approved activity.  

    A person is taken to have worked for a day as a pool safety officer if, regardless of their actual position description, the work duties they performed during that day related predominantly to the safety of barriers for ‘regulated pools’ as defined under the Building Act 1975 (Act).

    Demonstrating work experience for CPD points 

    To demonstrate you have completed work experience for your CPD points you can submit a letter or email with your application for licence renewal or restoration that:

    • is from the manager or supervisor of the pool safety inspector  
    • confirms that you have completed work experience plus the additional training. 

        Adding CPD points to your licence

        When you apply, renew or restore your licence, you must provide evidence that you have accumulated CPD points from the previous year. You can do this by sending in: 

        • certificates 
        • statements of attainment 
        • letters or emails from course providers confirming that you have completed the activity. 


        CPD approved activities for PSIs

        Course Provider and contact

        Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying - CPCSS00004—Provide Building Surveying Services for Residential Buildings up to three storeys 

        Applying the pool safety standard: common nonconformities 
        Category E1- Accredited Certifier - swimming pool certification 

        Course providers must be approved by NSW Building Professionals Board 


        CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) 

        CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) 

        NSW Legislation and Standards 

        Swimming Pool Safety Inspection (31005QLD) – Day 2 only 
        Please note: This is a duplication of day 2 of the PSI course (pool safety standard). Please contact the course provider for details. 

        Revision of PSI requirements/logical problems and solutions (non-conformities) 
        • PSI Further Education 
        SDCM71-316 (Structures and Soil Mechanics) (a subject of the Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying) 



        Course Provider and contact

        10314NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness 

        Fencing components and compliance requirements 
        Strength and rigidity 



        Course Provider and contact

        Common inconsistent interpretations and technical non-compliances AS1926.1-2007 and QDCMP3.4 

        CNQ12B Completed Residential Building Inspection program 
        Review of the pool safety standard for barriers - online course 



        Course Provider and contact

        Client interaction and communication - online course 

        PSI Awareness - online course 

        Record keeping, professional conduct and complaints - online course 

        Testing strength and rigidity of metal pool fencing, laws and changes and code of conduct overview—online course - online course 

        Interpreting the figures of QDC MP 3.4 

        Pool barriers 

        Record keeping  

        Schedule 2D CPD points for membership for continuing professional development 



        • Industrial Organisation of Employers ABN 96 641 989 386 


        • RICS Australasia Pty Ltd ACN 089 873 067 



        Course Provider and contact

        Delivery of a Keynote Paper at a SPASA Pool Safety Inspectors' Technical Forum 

        Pool Safety Inspectors' Technical Forum 

        Alternative solutions, impracticality exemptions, variations and Building and Development Committees decisions 

        Dividing fences - pool barriers 

        Code of conduct 

        Evidence gathering 

        Guideline for pool owners and property managers 

        Legislative developments 

        Newsflashes and newsletters 

        Drowning report analysis 

        Record keeping 

        Terms of service agreement 


        Minor repairs 

        One (1) hour of delivering training or assessment in the employ of a registered training organisation of any of the below: 

        • CPCCBC4001A - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects 
        • CPCCBC4002A - Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace 
        • CPCCBC4007A - Plan building or construction work 
        Understanding AS1684.2 Australian Residential Timber Framed Construction - 1 hour - 1 point 


        Last reviewed: 19 Sep 2021 Last published: 19 Sep 2021
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