|Autumn Course:||25 and 26 March||22 and 23 April|
|Winter Course:||29 and 30 July||12 and 13 August|
|Spring Course:||23 and 24 Sept||14 and 15 October|
|Type:||4 Days, 8:00am - 4:30pm|
|Location:||Westpoint Blacktown NSW|
|More Info:||Training Guide||Course Flyer|
Developed in collaboration with the Master Builders Association of NSW and the Building Designers Association of NSW, this training program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently design and build for the older generation and people with a disability.
Gain a greater understanding of the access needs of people with a disability and older people and be able to devise compliant solutions to the barriers in the built environment that restrict their daily lives.
Become clearer about the purpose of public policy relating to the design and construction of the built environment for people with disability and older people.
Recognise the potential of the emerging ageing baby boomer market and be ahead of competitors on issues of accessibility and adaptable housing.
The training is based on three competencies from the Access Consulting section of the Property Development and Management Training Package:
These units are nationally recognised and will provide you with future opportunities to complete Certificate IV level qualifications if you complete the assessment task.
Assessment is not compulsory. You will be given a certificate of attendance if you choose not to complete the assessment. If you complete the assessment you will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
Training will be over a period of three weeks consisting two days face to face and three weeks to work on a workplace project and a final two days face to face for additional learning. Support to complete the project and the assessment tasks will be provided throughout.
I attended the ABEC course during 2007 and found it very informative and professionally run. As an interior architect with an interest in designing for the disabled I have found it to have been invaluable. I recommend the course to anyone with an interest within the design and building industries.
The Accessible Buildings and Environments Course was devised in conjunction with the Master Builders Association of NSW and the Building Designers Association of NSW.
The Independent Living Centre NSW is a Registered Training Organisation under the Australian Quality Training Framework, and is registered by the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board to deliver training, conduct assessment and issue training qualifications.
Members of the Master Builders Association of NSW who gain the Statement of Attainment are eligible to apply to be a qualified building access expert and receive 50 CPD points.
Members of the Building Designers Association of NSW should contact the Association for information on professional development benefits associated with this training.
The Independent Living Centre NSW has provided disability access advice to the industry for more than ten years and is a leader in this new and expanding field of expertise.
Clients include major architecture firms and design and construct companies. Projects include major sporting venues, high-rise buildings, large-scale residential developments, open spaces, aged care and childcare facilities, and entertainment venues.
Training staff have hands-on practical experience consulting on the interpretation of the BCA and Australian Standards for compliance with disability legislation, auditing drawings and buildings for compliance, including on SEPP (Seniors Living) developments.
The lead trainer for this course is Hamish Murray. As an access consultant, Hamish understands the needs of people with a disability and the construction industry, and he is able to mediate successful outcomes to meet the needs of all parties.
The team includes other staff with relevant experience and guest presenters on specialised topics.
Ongoing support will be provided to ensure projects and assessments can be completed successfully.
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