NCC 2022 Update Series - On Demand

NCC 2022 Update Series - On Demand

NCC 2022 Update Series

On Demand CPD Course
4 part package of on demand events offering a total of 8 Formal CPD points

This program has been developed to bring you up to speed with the new changes to the NCC, and how they will impact your work.

Courses are also available for individual purchase

NCC 2022 Update 01: Fire Safety
NCC 2022 Update 02: Energy Budgets
NCC 2022 Update 03: Condensation
NCC 2022 Update 04: Livability and Accessibility

This program has been developed to bring you up to speed with the new changes to the NCC and how they will impact your work. It comprehensively covers key areas related to Fire Safety, Energy Budgets, Condensation, and Accessibility.

By choosing to register for the full series as a complete bundle, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on your purchase price at the Checkout.

Session 1: Fire Safety

A comprehensive update on the new fire safety provisions relating to a range of issues and typologies including external wall combustibility, bush fire prone zones, fire detection and early warning, and early childcare centres and primary schools in high rise buildings.

Session 2: Energy Budgets

Develop your understanding of newly introduced home energy budgets and how to achieve them, determine requirements relating to on-site renewables, battery storage and electric vehicle charging, and gain further insight into the expansion of the NABERS energy verification method. 

Session 3: Condensation

Scott Flett and Dr. Mark Dewsbury examine the improved provisions within the Code that will apply to condensation management for residential buildings.

Session 4: Livability and Accessibility

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 4 part series participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with importance of the NCC as a performance-based Code which provides mechanisms for the achievement of minimum standards for the safety, health, amenity, accessibility and sustainability of certain buildings
  • Identify the key aspects of various updates and new requirements set out in the NCC 2022 as applicable to the separate areas of fire safety, energy budgets, condensation, and accessibility
  • Understand how these latest updates made to the NCC impact their practice, and the importance of cascading to employees, consultants, and other project stakeholders as relevant, information about performance requirements, deemed-to-satisfy provisions, and verification methods current under the NCC 2022

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

Our NCC 2022 Updates Series 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 Updates Series 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.


Session 01: Fire Safety

Mathew Freeman
Technical Development Lead (Fire AU), Holmes Australia LP

Session 02: Energy Budgets 

Dr. Anir Upadhyay
Lecturer, School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales

Session 03: Condensation

Scott Flett
Founding Director, Scott Flett Architecture Workshop

Dr. Mark Dewsbury
Lecturer, Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania

Session 04: Accessibility

Farah Madon
Director, Vista Access Architects



Thank you for choosing to register for this full series as a complete bundle. We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on the standard pricing for your bundle purchase.

Non Members $530
Members $350 

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