Our Training

We are proudly committed to providing Building Surveyors and their employers with the skills sets and knowledge that challenge building practices for the good of the New Zealand public.

Our courses are designed to fill technical knowledge gaps and are available as an Entry Level Package or as stand alone refresher courses that further support the learning's of the Future Skills "Diploma of Building Surveyors". 

These classroom courses offer the benefit of networking and learning from your peers. Join in person (F2F) or via zoom (online).

TA001 Communication (1/2 Day - 2 CPD)

This course  is designed to give participants the knowledge, understanding and skills required to:

  • Communicate effectively in their day-to-day work with sound listening and interpretive skills
  • Communicate to customers outcomes associated with the Building Act, Building Code and Building Consent Authority (BCA) requirements
  • Understand and be able to communicate how these documents and their relationships are reflected in the forms, processes and requirements within the BCA
This course is included in Entry to BCA - Part One


TA002 Building Controls (3 Days - 12 CPD)

This course will give participants the ability to navigate the legislation applicable to building compliance; Including the Building Act, NZ Building Code, Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods, standards, and other documentation required to carry out the building control function. It will also provide an understanding of the BCA processes for enforcement and the forms prescribed by the Building Act.

This course is included in Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA003 Ethics (1/2 Day - 2 CPD)

This course  provides the theoretical basis of ethical behaviour and personal responsibility that underpins the Building surveyor's treatment of the public in their role as building Control Officer.

This course is included in Entry to BCA - Part One

TA005 Plan Processing (1 Day - 4 CPD)

Plan Processing is a significant component of the BCA function to ensure prospective buildings will be Code compliant when occupied. This course provides a foundation of knowledge and overview of the practices required to ensure the delivery of a compliant design for the end user.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA006 Site Inspection (1.5 Days - 2 CPD)

Site inspection is an essential function of the Building Surveyor to ensure buildings are constructed to comply with the consented drawings and specification and will be compliant when completed. This course provides participants, knowledge and understanding of good practice in site inspections with practical exercises, simulation and case studies and the undertaking of a real inspection.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA008 NZS3604 Timber Framed Buildings (4 Days - 16 CPD)

The Acceptable Solution for timber framed houses provides the backbone of the majority of construction in New Zealand. A thorough understanding of the provisions and application of this document to compliant timber design and construction is essential to the Building Surveyor in carrying out their functions.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA009 NZS4229 Concrete Masonry Buildings Not Requiring Specific Engineering Design (2 Days - 8 CPD)

A thorough understanding of the provisions of the Acceptable Solution for masonry buildings and their application is essential to the Building Surveyor in carrying out their functions to ensure compliant masonry design and construction.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA010 Light Steel Framing (1 Day - 4 CPD)

The NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing Part 1: Design Criteria which provides an Acceptable Solution for steel-framed housing which has a growing percentage of the market.

A thorough understanding of the provisions and application of this document to compliant steel-framed design and construction is essential to the Building Surveyor in carrying out their functions.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA012 H1 Energy Efficiency (2 Days - 8 CPD)

This course will provide an understanding of the mechanics of heat transfer and how to provide insulation of various types to ensure a building provides a safe and warm environment that is energy efficient and meets the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC).

R1 - R3 parts of this course are included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA013 E2 Weathertightness (2 Days - 8 CPD)

This course will provide an understanding of the; Acceptable Solution, the mechanics of water and the application of these principles to ensure compliance with E2, External Moisture and make buildings weather tight.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA014 B2 Durability (2 Days - 8 CPD)

The Building Code stipulates requirements around the durability of various building components, ensuring the continued safety and health of building users. The course explains these requirements and how various building materials can be protected to meet the performance requirements of B2. Materials include, timber, concrete, steel connections, steel structures, claddings, membranes, sealants and tanking.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA015 Safety of Users (1/2 Day Online - 2 CPD)

This course is about ensuring safety and protection of people those involved in the construction industry and those using buildings. The course covers; Clause F1 - Hazardous agents on site, F2 - Hazardous building materials, F3 Hazardous substances and processes and, F4 Safety from falling.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA016 Access routes (1/2 Day Online - 2 CPD - 8 CPD)

Clause D1 Access Routes applies to all buildings to ensure the safe evacuation in the event of an emergency. The Building Surveyor to ensure compliance and user safety must have a thorough understanding of these provisions and be able to apply these in plan processing, site inspection and continuing compliance.

This course is included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA 017 Services and Facilities (2 Days - 8 CPD)

This course covers services and facilities as specified in Clauses G1 to G9 and E3 of the NZBC. It covers the Acceptable Solutions and verification Methods for compliance with the NZBC for such things as Personal hygiene, Laundering, Food preparation facilities, Ventilation, the Interior environment, Airborne and impact sound, Natural light, Artificial light, Electricity and Internal Moisture.

R1 - R3 parts of this course are included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA019 Plumbing and Drainage Compliance (5 Days - 20 CPD)

The adequate supply of potable water and the safe disposal of foul water are essential for the continual wellbeing and health of individuals and the community. A Building Surveyor must have a thorough understanding of the mechanics and methods of; cold water supply, safe water heating, hot and cold water distribution, disposal of surface water, and the safe collection and disposal of waste water and sewerage to an approved outfall or onsite treatment.

R1 - R3 parts of this course are included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

TA020 Beginner Fire C Docs (2 Days - 8 CPD - 4 CPD)

This comprehensive 2 day course begins with online learnings and pre-course knowledge assessment. This is followed by a face to face 2 day workshop that provides participants with a thorough understanding of Fire Documents C/AS1 & C/AS2.

R1 - R3 parts of this course are included in our Entry to BCA - Part Two

INT020 Intermediate Fire - FEB Docs ( 1 Day Online - 4 CPD)

This one-day face to face course provides BCOs with a sound understanding of the FEB process and how Councils can play a more effective role.

TA022 BWoF and Specified Systems (3 Days- 12 CPD)

This course covers in detail the Compliance Schedule regime and goes on to explain each of the Specified System, including the use of Compliance Schedule Statements. The Inspection and Maintenance requirements of each system is explained along with the qualifications required by IQPs inspecting these systems

Advanced Courses

ADV005 Difficult to Consent (1 Day - 4 CPD)

The Difficult to Consent course provides guidance on New Zealand's regulatory system and how to apply it beyond the normal bounds of typical residential, commercial, and industrial construction. This includes Building Control consideration of Regulatory requirements for boats, vehicles, yurts, and shipping containers, as well as off-site and off-shore prefabrication, modular construction, and transportable buildings construction methodology that challenges our traditionally accepted compliance pathway.

ADV020 Advanced Fire Course (1 Day - 4 CPD)

This one-day course is targeted at an advanced level. It is suitable for anyone dealing with designs beyond Acceptable Solutions or alterations to existing buildings, who needs to understand the Building Code for Protection from Fire NZBC C1-C6 to help with assessing C/VM2 designs or alternative solution decisions.

ADV025 Earthquake Engineering (1 Day - 4 CPD)

This course is only available as in-house or cluster group training. Please contact training@boinz.org.nz for more information.

The Earthquake Engineering course sets out to provide an understanding of earthquakes and their impact on structural design. The course covers principles of building design that resist lateral and cyclical loads on built structures, different material behaviours under earthquake loads, and design and construction aspects relevant to different materials. It conveys technical engineering knowledge in an easy to understand manner, and with building compliance in mind.

ADV027 As Near As Reasonably Practicable (1 Day - 4 CPD)

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the setting where people can bring and contribute their knowledge to collectively broaden the understanding of the upgrading existing buildings and apply "as near as is reasonably practicable".

Accredited Building Surveyors Programme

Accredited Building Surveyors Course Level 1 (3 Days - 12 CPD)

This is an essential course as a pre-requisite to becoming an Accredited Building Surveyor at level one in order to carry out Residential Property Inspections to NZS 4306 Residential Property Inspections. It covers; Ethics, The Standard, Site observation and Report Writing, and all aspects of residential inspection including the history of materials, services, weathertight issues and what is to be reported on and how to describe significant defects, particular attributes, gradual deterioration and significant maintenance required.


Training Academy - Approved CPD courses

NZHHA Solid Fuel Heating Installation Compliance Requirements ( Currently moving to online learning)

This course will ensure attendees are aware of the latest product and technical developments, the all-important installation requirements and common areas of installation non-compliance.


For further information about these courses, please contact;
The Training Academy
04 4736003
training@boinz.org.nz


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