Mutual recognition is available to people who wish to become an NSW E1 Accredited Swimming Pool Certifier and are already registered as a swimming pool inspector in another State.
A person who has completed the 10660NAT Course in Swimming Pool Safety Inspections may then become a QLD Pool Safety Inspector. A QLD Pool Safety Inspector may then apply to the Building Professionals Board via the Mutual Recognition Application Form, to receive accreditation as an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier in NSW.
A QLD Pool Safety Inspector may apply to the Building Professionals Board via the Mutual Recognition Application Form, to receive accreditation as an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier.
Please visit the Building Professionals Board website at the below link, where you can find detailed information regarding Mutual Recognition offered to QLD Pool Safety Inspectors who wish to become accredited E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers http://bpb.nsw.gov.au/mutual-recognition-e1-swimming-pool-certification.
The information below explains the simple process for obtaining Mutual Recognition of your QLD Pool Safety Inspectors licence.
It is important to note that this process may result in you obtaining Accreditation as an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier, but will not result in you have the requisite knowledge to conduct pool safety inspections in NSW. The process of mutual recognition does not require you to complete further training, however you will have to consider how you are going to obtain the knowledge regarding NSW legislation and Standards, after obtaining your NSW Accreditation.
To apply for Mutual recognition of your QLD Pool Safety Inspectors licence, it will be necessary for you to:
The swimming pool laws in NSW are more complex that those in other States.
In NSW, the Australian Standard applied during an inspection will depend on the age of the swimming pool, whether an exemption applies, and whether or not the swimming pool has been substantially altered or rebuilt at any time. For example, the Australian Standards used in NSW are:
By comparison, in QLD only one pool safety standard is applied to all regulated swimming pools. This Australian Standard is:
Therefore, although the role and functions of QLD Pool Safety Inspectors are very similar to those of NSW E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers, the requisite knowledge to conduct pool safety barrier inspections is very different.
Although a QLD Pool Safety Inspector may apply for Mutual Recognition as an E1 Swimming Pool Certifier, it is essential that you also obtain the requisite knowledge to be able to conduct an inspection in NSW in the correct manner.
For any information regarding the 10660NAT Course in Swimming Pool Safety Inspections and the mutual recognition process, please contact Jacqui Pascoe on m: 0411 461 432.