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2.1 On 3 October 2008, the Appellant submitted his applications to be licensed as a Building Practitioner in the classes of Carpentry, Site 13 and Design 2. The application for Design 2 class (which is the subject of this appeal) was treated as complete on 3 October 2008 and the application proceeded to assessment (under Rule 11).

2.2 The assessment was completed by the Assessor on 18 November 2008, and a peer review was completed on 18 November 2008,

2.3 The Assessor recommended to the Registrar that the Appellant’s application should be declined (under Rule 11) because he had not demonstrated that he met the requirements of competencies 1 and 5 of the Design 2 License Class. In view of the fact that the Appellant had not met the requirements of Competency 1, the Assessor was not able to support an offer of a Design 1 License.

The minimum standards for a Design 2 License, which are set out in Schedule 1 of the Rules, take the form of “competencies”, all of which must be met. The relevant competencies which need to be demonstrated are:
• Competency 1: Comprehend and apply knowledge of the regulatory environment of the building construction industry.
• Competency 2: Manage the building design process.
• Competency 3: Establish design briefs and scope of work and prepare preliminary design.
• Competency 4: Develop design and produce construction drawings and documentation.
• Competency 5: Explain the process of construction observation and contract administration.

2.4 After taking into account the recommendation of the Assessor, the Registrar decided to accept the Assessor’s recommendation and decline the Appellant’s application to become licensed as a Design – Class 2 Building Practitioner.

2.5 On 1 December 2008, the Appellant was formally notified of the Registrar’s decision to decline the application for the Design 2 licensing class, and of his right to appeal the decision (under Rule 13(3)).

2.6 On 17 December 2008 the Appellant appealed to the Board against the Registrar’s decision to decline his application to be licensed as a Design – Class 2 Building Practitioner and set out his grounds. The Appellant sought, by way of a decision from the Board, that it reverse the Registrar’s decision.


3 The Appellant was successful in obtaining Licenses in Carpentry and Site 1 classes.

Last updated 11 May 2015