E1 Accredited Certifiers – Swimming Pool Certification Course

Traxion Training has been approved by the Building Professionals Board to deliver the E1 Accredited Certifiers – Swimming Pool Certification Course.


jacqui_pascoe Jacqui Pascoe has been appointed as the Training Manager for the delivery of the E1 Accredited Certifiers – Swimming Pool Certification Course.

Jacqui Pascoe has been training individuals since December 2010 in both QLD and NSW in the area of pool safety compliance inspections.

Along with more than 10 years experience working in a compliance and enforcement position within State Government departments, Jacqui is an expert in the area of pool safety compliance and will share this experience with you in training you to become an Accredited E1 Swimming Pool Certifier.

Commencing 29 April 2016, The Swimming Pools Act 1992 requires pool owners to obtain a Certificate of Compliance from an Accredited Certifier (or local council), prior to the property with the swimming pool being sold or leased.

The Building Professionals Act 2005 requires a person wishing to become a Category E1 Swimming Pool Certifier to complete an accredited training course, approved by the Building Professionals Board (The Board). Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.


Entry pre-requisite requirements for Category E1 Swimming Pool Certifications Course:

There are three pathways to Category E1 Swimming Pool Certification Accreditation.

Pathways 1 & 2 require you to complete a training course approved by the Building Professionals Board before you can apply for Accreditation.

If you meet the requirements for either pathway (below), you may be eligible for priority enrolment in the E1 course so you can be accredited more quickly:

Pathway 1:

  • Unconditional Certificate of Accreditation in Category A4
  • Endorsed Contractor’s licence issued under the Home Building Act 1989 which authorizes, or includes the authority for the holder to contruct a swimming pool or to construct structural landscaping
  • Qualified supervisor’s certificate issued under the Home Building Act 1989 which authorizes, or includes the authority for the holder to construct a swimming pool or to construct structural landscaping

 
Pathway 2:

  • Two years practical experience working for a local council carrying out the inspection and certification of swimming pools and child barriers for compliance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (and associated Standards). The experience must include the inspection of no less than 20 different swimming pools.

 
Mutual Recognition for QLD Pool Safety Inspectors

Please visit the Building Professionals Board website for further information regarding the Mutual Recognition option made available to QLD Pool Safety Inspectors. Mutual Recognition is available to people who wish to become an accredited E1 Swimming Pool Certifier in NSW and are already a registered Pool Safety Inspector in another State.


Quick Start Form

Please complete the E1 Quick Start form found in the link below and email this to the Building Professionals Board to confirm your eligibility for enrolment in this course. After the Building Professionals Board confirms that you are eligible, they will email you a letter confirming your eligibility to enrol in the course. This letter must be provided to Traxion Training at the time of your enrolment.

http://bpb.nsw.gov.au/e1-accredited-certifiers-swimming-pool-certification

After assessing your eligibility, the Building Professoinals Board will issue you with a letter confirming you may enrol with Traxion Training, an approved training provider. Traxion will ask you to provide us with a copy of this letter at the time of enrolment.

Please note: If you do not meet the suitability requirements to become an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier, you may still complete the E1 Course, with the understanding that you will not qualify to become an Accredited E1 Swimming Pool Certifier.


Category E1 Accredited Certifier Swimming Pool Certifications Course

The Traxion Training E1 Accredited Certifier Swimming Pool Certifications course is conducted via 3.5 days face-to-face training with both written and practical assessment.

This course is conducted at a training venue with access to a real swimming pool with real pool barrier, providing the student with real practical experience in conducting pool compliance inspections.

All training providers who are contracted to Traxion Training have vast experience in compliance and enforcement and the delivery of training to individuals with various qualifications and experience, including but not limited to:

  • Buliding Certifiers;
  • Local Council Staff;
  • Builders;
  • Swimming pool and spa technicians; and
  • Individuals with no qualification and experience

 
Garth Jackson, The Principal Trainer and Assessor for the E1 Swimming Pool Certifications Course, comes with extensive experience in swimming pool barrier certification and over 25 years experience in compliance and risk management.

Garth is an Accredited E1 Certifier in NSW and a licensed Pool Safety Inspector in Queensland. Garth has been approved by the Building Professionals Board to deliver the E1 Swimming Pool Certifications Course on behalf of Traxion Training. Garth also holds positions with SPASA NSW & ACT and on the Royal Life Saving (South Australia) Home Pool Inspection Committee.

Garth’s extensive and pragmatic experience in swimming pool barrier compliance and risk management will be shared with you during the training course.

Upon completion of the course, you will have an understanding of the relevant Legislation, Standards and Codes of Conduct relating to the role of an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier, including:

  • Carrying out an inspection of a swimming pool and it’s barrier at the request of the pool owner;
  • Issuing a Certificate of Compliance for a swimming pool;
  • Issuing a Written Notice for a non-compliant swimming pool.

Course Outline:

The Category E1 Accredited Certifier Swimming Pool Certifications course will cover the following eight Units as required under the Course Criteria Guidelines, published by the Building Professionals Board:

  1. Course introduction and child drowning statistics
  2. NSW Swimming Pool Legislation Framework
  3. Locate and interpret regulatory requirements for E1 Certifiers
  4. The role of the Building Professionals Board
  5. E1 Certifiers and the law
  6. Roles and Responsibilities of E1 Certifiers
  7. Pools and barriers
  8. Conduct a pool compliance inspection and certification

 
The 3.5 day face-to face course will be delivered using power point learning presentations, Student workbooks and practical demonstrations on a real swimming pool and its associated pool barriers at the training venue.

Traxion Training course participant numbers are limited to 15 – 20 students per course. Maintaining small class room numbers allows our trainers the opportunity to work closely with our students, providing you with the important one on one training required for this technical course. We guarantee at the completion of the course, you will gain the knowledge and confidence required to commence your career as an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier.

A detailed explanation of what is covered during this course is found below the course fees and course dates.


Course Fees

$2000 plus GST

This fee is ALL INCLUSIVE of the 3.5 day face-to-face training course and the provision of the following resources at the course:

(Please note: We will provide you with a copy of the three Australian Standards required for the role of a Swimming Pool Certifier. Some training providers will require you to purchase these documents IN ADDITION to your course fees, at a cost of $450. These documents are included in our course fees and will be provided to you at the course)

  • Morning tea, tea and coffee and lunch
  • Student Workbook
  • Swimming Pools Act 1992
  • Swimming Pools Regulation 2008
  • Swimming Pools Regulation 1998
  • AS1926.1-2012
  • AS1926.1-2007
  • AS1926-1986
  • Resource reference materials
  • Traxion Work templates
  • Student Assessment Workbook
  • Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Course

Course dates:

The following Traxion Training E1 Swimming Pool Certifier Course is now scheduled:

TBA


Course overview:

Day 1: 8 am – 5.30 pm

Locate and understand regulatory requirements under Swimming Pool Act 1992 and Swimming Pool Regulation 2008.

Day 1 will commence with a consideration of the Child Drowning Statistics. This is essential to provide you with an intimate understanding regarding nature and scale of childhood drowning in Australia and NSW.

Day 1 will also provide you with a thorough understanding of the pool safety laws that apply to NSW such as:

  • The requirement for pool owners to conduct a self-assessment and register their swimming pool by 29 November 2013;
  • Exemptions that still apply to a particular swimming pool and how this effects a pool owner under the relevant pool safety standard;
  • Outlining the inspection process conducted by an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier
  • The issuing Certificates of Compliance for the sale or lease of the property
  • The issuing of Written Notice of Non-Compliance where a swimming pool does not comply with the required Standard

 
Day 2: 8 am – 5 pm

Understand the role and functions of the NSW Building Professionals Board in accrediting E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers, along with the role and responsibilities of E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers when conducting inspections.

Day 2 will be delivered via in class-room learning, providing you with a thorough knowledge of the following:

  • The Role of the Building Professionals Board
  • Accreditation Scheme
  • Authorities conferred to an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier
  • Code of Conduct
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

Practical business skills to assist in enhancing your business will also be discussed, including:

  • Entering into a Contract with your client prior to inspection
  • Recording and documenting your inspections
  • How to find clients
  • How to promote your business
  • How to develop a Pool Safety Inspections Checklist
  • How to use the Swimming Pools Register

 
Day 3: 8 am – 5 pm

Understand and interpret the applicable Australian Standard for pool barriers in NSW.

Day 3 will provide you with information relating to pool and barrier structures including pools, barriers, gates and locks, windows and doors and warning notices, under each of the relevant Australian Standards.

Commencing May 2013, NSW adopted the Australian Standard1926.1-2012 under The Building Code of Australia. However, some swimming pools (depending on the date of construction of the swimming pool or if a valid exemption exists) may be entitled to use an older Australian Standard.

Day 3 will be delivered via in class-room learning and via practical learning on a real swimming pool with real pool barrier. You will gain a thorough practical understanding of the applicable Australian Standards for compliant pool barriers in NSW such as:

  • What is required for a compliant pool barrier against each of the Australian Standards, namely:
    • AS 1926.1-2012
    • AS 1926.1-2007
    • AS 1926-1986 and Swimming Pools Regulation 1998
  • Identifying when a pool owner is entitled to use a particular Australian Standard for compliance on their pool barrier and when the Standard ceases to apply, requiring the pool owner to upgrade their pool barrier to comply with the latest Standard;
  • Identifying when a 900 mm non-climbable zone is required on a pool barrier and what objects would constitute a climbable object within this zone
  • When a child-resistant door is permitted to be used in a pool barrier, rather than a pool gate;
  • The pool gate is the most high risk area on a pool barrier. What is required for a compliant gate on a pool barrier;
  • When a climbable rail is located on a pool barrier (such as a boundary barrier) what is a simple recommendation to achieve compliance.

 
Day 4: 8 am – 12 pm

Students will be required to attend from 8 am – 12 pm to complete their Practical Assessment.

The Practical Assessment will require the student to demonstrate their ability to conduct a swimming pool compliance inspection, under the guidance of the trainer, identifying areas of compliance and non-compliance.


Assessment:

To assess your competency during the course, you will be required to:

  • Answer assessment questions
  • Develop a Pool Safety Inspection checklist
  • Conduct an inspection (practical assessment) on a compliant and
    non-compliant swimming pool and its associated pool barrier under the supervision of your facilitator
  • Complete an assignment at the conclusion of the course, by conducting an inspection of a compliant swimming pool with an exemption and non-comliant swimming pool without an exemption, demonstrating use of tools, records and issuing of required reports

 
After successfully completing the course and all assessment, you will be issued with a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of the Course. This Certificate will be required when you lodge your Application for Accreditation as an E1 Accredited Certifier with the Building Professionals Board.


Professional Indemnity Insurance:

Information regarding the Professional Indemnity Insurance required to be held by an Accredited Certifier can be found at the following link http://bpb.nsw.gov.au/become-certifier/how-become-certifier


Applying for accreditation:

The Building Professionals Board administers all accreditation, compliance and disciplinary functions relating to Category E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers.

To become a Category E1 Swimming Pool Certifier, you are required to lodge your application with the Building Professionals Board.

The accreditation application must be made on the ‘E1 Application Form’ found at the following link on the Building Professionals Board website:
http://bpb.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/public/Checklists%20%26%20forms/E1_application_form.pdf

This form must be completed and lodged with the Building Professionals Board along with the following:

  • Provide relevant a personal and business details;
  • Attach a copy of the Certificate of Successful Completion of the Board approved E1 Training Course;
  • Attach a copy of your drivers licence front and back;
  • Complete the Fit and Proper person declaration;
  • Attach a Certificate of Currency verifying you have the required Professional Indemnity Insurance;
  • Indicate whether you have lodged an E1 Quick Start Form and agee for the information to be considered as part of the application;
  • If you have not lodged the E1 Quick Start Form, nominate if you are applying under Pathway 1 or 2 (refer to E1 Application Form for detailed information regarding this);
  • Provide a Statutory Declaration declaring all information supplied on your Application Form, including documentary evidence, is true and an original or accurate copy;
  • Sign and date each page;
  • Pay the $750 application fee (note applicants who hold an unconditional A4 Accreditation do not need to pay the fee)

 
The Building Professionals Board will assess each application to determine if an individual is a suitable person to be accredited.

An accreditation remains in force for 1 year from the date of issue – unless cancelled, suspended or surrendered.


Enrolment

Traxion Training is now accepting enrolments for the 3.5 day NSW Category E1 Swimming Pool Certifications Course.

Please download the Traxion Training Enrolment Form and email the completed form to JacquiP@traxiontraining.com.au

Please do not hesitate to contact Jacqui Pascoe, Training Manager, with any questions regarding this course on
0466 397 513.

 
 

Contact Us:

Phone: +61 466 397 513
Email: JacquiP@traxiontraining.com.au


E1 Course dates:

TBA


Enrolment:

Download Enrolment Form here


NSW

Course costs:

$2000 plus GST

Course fees include:

• Morning tea, tea and coffee and lunch
• Student Workbook
• Swimming Pools Act 1992
• Swimming Pools Regulation 2008
• Swimming Pools Regulation 1998
• AS1926.1-2012
• AS1926.1-2007
• AS1926-1986
• Resource reference materials

(Please note: We will provide you with a copy of the three Australian Standards required for the role of a Swimming Pool Certifier. Some training providers will require you to purchase these documents IN ADDITION to your course fees, at a cost of $450. These documents are included in our course fees and will be provided to you at the course)


Training rooms

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Small course participant numbers ensures the individual support and guidance of participants by our industry experienced trainers”

Training pools

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All training venues have access to a real swimming pool with real pool fence, providing you with real practical experience.