Requirements | Current Registrations | Scope of Works | Disciplinary Issues

Requirements for Registration

The qualifications, experience and insurance requirements for registration in each category are listed in the Ministerial Determination dated 22 December 2017, gazetted on 10 January 2018.

Current Registrations

For details of practitioners registered in each category see the Register of Building Practitioners. If you have problems accessing this information, please call the Registrar on (08) 8936 4082.

Scope of Works

Each category has a link to the relevant application form for that category. If you are currently registered in any of the following categories in other states, you may apply for registration under Mutual Recognition.

Select the category of registration to see the Scope of Works:

Forms: Please visit the application forms page of this site to download forms for each category.

CategoryBuilding Contractor Residential (Restricted)

Scope of Works

A Building Contractor Residential (Restricted) is required for the construction of:

  • a Class 1a detached house
  • a Class 1a attached dwelling or Class 2 building of one or two storeys
  • a Class 10 building attached to a Class 1a or Class 2 building referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) if it is constructed at the same time as the Class 1a or Class 2 building
  • a retaining wall (whenever constructed) that is not attached to a Class 1a or Class 2 building referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) but on which the integrity of such a building depends.

And the value of the work is $12 000 or above.

CategoryBuilding Contractor Residential (Unrestricted)

Scope of Works

A Building Contractor Residential (Unrestricted) is required for the construction of

  • a Class 1a detached house
  • a Class 1a attached dwelling or Class 2 building of any height
  • a Class 10 building attached to a Class 1a or Class 2 building referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) if it is constructed at the same time as the Class 1a or Class 2 building
  • a retaining wall (whenever constructed) that is not attached to a Class 1a or Class 2 building referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) but on which the integrity of such a building depends.

And the value of the work is $12 000 or above.

CategoryBuilding Certifier (Residential)

Scope of Works

A Building Certifier (Residential) may issue building permits and occupancy permits for class 1 and 10 buildings or structures, in accordance with the requirements of the NT Building Act, Building Regulations and provisions of the Building Code of Australia.

CategoryBuilding Certifier (Unrestricted)

Scope of Works

A Building Certifier (Unrestricted) may issue building permits and occupancy permits for all classes of buildings or structures, in accordance with the requirements of the NT Building Act, Building Regulations and provisions of the Building Code of Australia.

CategoryCertifying Engineer (Hydraulic)

Scope of Works

A Hydraulic Engineer may certify the design and/or construction of plumbing and draining works and hydraulic fire services servicing buildings or structures of all classes, including plumbing and drainage works (including on-site sewerage treatment systems), fire hydrants, fire hose reels and fire sprinklers/suppression systems, in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia and Building Regulations (4).

CategoryCertifying Engineer (Mechanical)

Scope of Works

A Mechanical Engineer may certify the design and/or construction of mechanical systems servicing buildings or structures of all classes, including lift systems and air handling/ventilation systems, in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia.

CategoryCertifying Engineer (Structural)

Scope of Works

A Structural Engineer may certify the design and/or construction of all classes of buildings or structures and component elements, in accordance with the structural provisions of the Building Code of Australia.

CategoryCertifying Plumber and Drainer

Scope of Works

A Certifying Plumber and Drainer may certify the design and/or construction of plumbing and drainage works in all classes of buildings, in accordance with the provisions of Building Regulations (4) (AS/NZS:3500); certify the construction of hydraulic fire services ie. fire hydrants and fire hose reels, in accordance with the approved design and (AS/NZS:3500).

CategoryCertifying Plumber and Drainer (Design)

Scope of Works

A Certifying Plumber and Drainer (Design) may certify the design of plumbing and drainage works in all classes of buildings, in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia and Building Regulations (4).

CategoryCertifying Architect
 

A Certifying Architect may provide a building certifier with a section 40 certificate that the plans and documentation comply with the Building Code of Australia.

Forms: Please visit the application forms page of this site to download forms for each category.

Disciplinary Issues

A list of inquiries conducted and disciplinary actions taken by the Board is provided below:

Date Practitioner Name Registration Number Summary Charges Decision
21/06/18 Penelope Whinney-Houghton 18889BR Guilty of professional misconduct Suspension from a period of two years from the date of the decision to 20 June 2020.
View Reasons for Decision dated 20  April 2018
View Reasons for Decision dated 21 Jun 2018
14/03/18 Constantine Giannakas 17419CU Guilty of professional misconduct

Suspension from a period of two months and Civil Penalty of 8 Penalty Units @ $154 = $1232

View Reasons for Decision dated 13 March 2018

02/03/18 Elizabeth Ashton / Tick of Approval 23597BU Guilty of professional misconduct

Civil penalty of 7 Penalty Units @ $154 = $1,078 for Elizabeth Ashton

and

Civil penalty of 7 Penalty Units @ $154 = $1,078 for Tick of Approval.

View Reasons for Decision dated 2 March 2018

24/05/17

Skandys Group Pty Ltd

171650CU

Contravention of a decision made by Commissioner of Residential Building Disputes

Reprimand and Civil Penalty of 15 Penalty Units @ $154 = $2310.00

21/05/14 Ian Charles Izod 18986BU Guilty of professional misconduct Civil Penalty $1750

View Reasons for Decision dated
3 April 2014 and
21 May 2014 
21/05/14 Building One Pty Ltd 18993BU Guilty of professional misconduct Civil Penalty $1250

View Reasons for Decision dated
3 April 2014 and
21 May 2014 
 06/03/13  Ioannis Glynatsis  15700CU Guilty of professional misconduct Civil Penalty $1500

View Reasons for Decision dated
4 April 2013 and
17 May 2013
 06/03/13 ACT Builders (NT) Pty Ltd  15716CU Guilty of professional misconduct Civil Penalty $1500

View for Reasons for Decision dated
4 April 2013 and
17 May 2013
16/02/10 Michael Baxter 14151CR Guilty of professional misconduct

Civil Penalty of $500

View Reasons for Decision dated 16 February 2010

04/06/09 Ian Gum 12262CR

Guilty of professional misconduct for

  • failing to enter into a written building contract under section 48B of the Building Act
  • making a false declaration under section 69 (1) of the Building Act
  • failing to carry out prescribed works in accordance with the building permit under section 55 of the Building Act.

in relation to building works at Lot 4487 (26) Spicer Crescent, Alice Springs.

View Reasons for Decision dated 12 February 2009 and 4 June 2009
22/06/07 Ian Izod 18986BU

Guilty of professional misconduct namely failing, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a reasonable request from the Director of Building Control to provide information and produce documentation under section 33(1)(a) of the Building Act in relation to building works at Lot 6482 Steele Street, Winnellie.

Civil Penalty of $500 plus undertaking to demonstrate a diary response system