NCC 2022 : Livability and Accessibility [On Demand]

NCC 2022 : Livability and Accessibility [On Demand]

NCC 2022 Livability and Accessibility - ON DEMAND

2 Formal CPD Points
On Demand CPD Course

This course forms one part of a four-session NCC 2022 Update Series. Each session in this series comprises a two-hour presentation equivalent to 2 formal CPD points, and can be purchased individually.

We are also currently offering the complete NCC 2022 Update Series as a single bundle. Available now to purchase at a discounted rate, this bundle includes access to all four NCC 2022 Update sessions amounting to eight hours of expert presentation content, equivalent to 8 formal CPD points.

Follow these links to secure your bundle and individual session enrolments:

NCC 2022 Update Series: Complete Bundle Offer

NCC 2022 Update 01: Fire Safety
NCC 2022 Update 02: Energy Budgets
NCC 2022 Update 03: Condensation



Learn about the new livable housing design requirements applicable to all new Class 1a and Class 2 buildings and intended to help increase the stock of Australian housing that can be adapted to meet the needs of older people and people with mobility limitations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the NCC 2022 requirements for compliance with the Livable Housing Design Guidelines
  • Articulate the benefits of and market for livable housing
  • Distinguish the standards that define each livable performance level
  • Enumerate the 15 Livable Housing Design elements and articulate how they contribute to improved livability of housing
  • Apply livable design principles in single dwelling and multi-residential contexts 

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

Our NCC 2022 Update Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2015 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

Design: Pre-Design
Identification, analysis and integration of information relevant to siting of project.

Design: Conceptual Design
Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.
3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.

Design: Schematic Design
Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.
4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design.
4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.

Documentation: Detailed Design
Evaluation and integration of regulatory requirements.

Documentation: Documentation
Nomination of quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings components and systems.

Project Delivery: Construction Stage
Monitoring project requirements and objectives as described in project documents are met.


NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria

Our NCC 2022 Update Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

PC 1 
Comply with the regulatory requirements and obligations pertaining to practice as an architect, including legislation, professional codes of conduct, obligations for continuing professional development and professional indemnity insurance.

PC 12 
Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations, including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.

PC 16 
Be able to apply risk management and mitigation strategies – including safety in design, project risk, requirement for resilience from the impacts of climate change and appropriate insurances – across architectural services.

PC 28 
Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.

PC 31 
Be able to identify, analyse and integrate information relevant to environmental sustainability – such as energy and water consumption, resources depletion, waste, embodied carbon and carbon emissions – over the lifecycle of a project.

PC 32 
Be able to apply planning principles and statutory planning requirements to the site and conceptual design of the project.

PC 33 
Be able to investigate, coordinate and integrate sustainable environmental systems – including water, thermal, lighting and acoustics – in response to consultants’ advice.

PC 41
 Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation.

PC 45 
Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants.

PC 46 
Be able to produce project documentation that meets the requirements of the contract and procurement process and complies with regulatory controls, building standards and codes, and conditions of construction and planning approvals.

PC 58 
Complete documentation – including specifications, drawings, schedules, reports, certification and approvals – and other project information for issue to the client and relevant authorities, as required under the construction contract and relevant building and planning codes


Farah Madon

Director, Vista Access Architects

Farah Madon is an Architect with a passion for inclusion, especially for people with disabilities. Farah is the lead author of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Design Standards and member of ABCB's (Australian Building Codes Board's) Livable Housing Implementation Advisory Committee
Farah contributes on a number of Boards and Management Committees in relation to accessibility for people with disabilities including being the Vice President of ACAA (Association of Consultants in Access Australia),  Australian Standards ME064 Committee Member which is responsible for developing the AS1428.1 suite of standards on Access and Mobility, Penrith City Council's Access Committee member, Director of LHA (Livable Housing Australia), RAIA’s (Australian Institute of Architect's) National Enabling Architecture Committee member and NDIS SDA Reference Group member to name a few.



Acumen Note: Accessible Entry

Providing accessible entry is a requirement under the National Construction Code (NCC) and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). This recently updated Acumen note outlines design considerations for accessible entries as applicable to stairs, ramps, floor and ground surfaces, doors and door circulation, and glazing on an accessway.

Read more

The Insitute's Acumen Practice Notes are provided to members as a member benefit



Non Members $149
Members $99 


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