Conduct a Building Access Audit

Duration: 2 days
Investment: $1300 no GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face


Target Audience

This course is ideal for people who have responsibility for auditing, reviewing, planning, designing, managing or maintaining buildings, as well as those who are required to provide advice to others regarding access issues in the built environment.



The key elements of access to buildings, including relevant legislation and Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 are incorporated. The principles of Universal Design are also explored. Using a wide variety of learning techniques including, discussion, photos, case studies and videos, as well as in class exercises, students learn how to undertake a comprehensive access audit of a building and write an effective, easy to read audit report.
The nationally recognised course provides participants with a practical framework and tools for undertaking an access audit of a building


Key Learnings

  • Understand Access legislation relating to the built environment
  • Understand the principles of Universal Design
  • Understand the differences between these
  • Learn how to undertake an access audit of a building to meet both minimum compliance requirements and improved outcomes
  • Learn how to use a comprehensive access audit checklist, report template and prepare an access audit report.



Ms. Joe Manton, Director - Access Institute 
  • Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia 
  • Fellow of Leadership Victoria
  • Diploma of Access Consulting
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Joe established one of the first access consultancy companies in Australia, Access Audits Australia (AAA) in 1993 and subsequently developed Access Institute a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers the only nationally recognised qualifications in access in Australia in both the Certificate IV and Diploma of Access Consulting.

Her work focuses on both legislated access requirements as well as Universal Design. 

Joe is also a member of the Industry Reference Group of Livable Housing Australia (LHA), and as well as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  She developed and delivers the Livable Housing Australia (LHA) Registered Assessors course. She also developed and delivers the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Assessors, endorsed by the National Disability Insurance Agency NDIA. Joe is also developing the Changing Places Assessors course, that incorporates the requirements for Accessible Adult Change Facilities in the new 2019 National Construction Code (NCC).

She has undertaken access studies in Australia and the U.K. She is a qualified and Accredited Access Consultant and a Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). 
Access Institute an award for the best Universal Access Consultant - Australia in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.

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Conduct a Building Access Audit Adelaide - LG House 28 - 29 May 2020