FAQ - BIF Certificate in Adjudication 2019


Who is the course provider?
What does the course cost?
Can I apply to attend the course for learning or professional development only?
When will the course be conducted?
Where will the face-to-face component of the course be conducted?
What is the content of the course?
How much work is involved?
What do I need to do to prepare for the course?
When and how will course material be provided?
Does everyone who attends the course qualify for the issue of a Certificate in Adjudication?
Can laptop computers be used during training and exams?
When can applications be made to attend the course?
What are the eligibility requirements to become registered as an adjudicator under the BCIPA?
How do I pay to attend the course?

Course Provider:
Contract Administration Group Pty Ltd.

Course Content: Course content is directed to the Elements set out in the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Regulation (BIF Regulation) - it will include such things as:

Course Timing:   To be announced, but likely to be in the period between Mid February 2019 and late May 2019.

Date for Applications:  To be announced when the course date is known.

Course Workload:  Applicants should consider their availability carefully before applying to attend the course. It can be expected that about 10 hours of pre-course work will be necessay, 3 days of training and examinations, plus a mock adjudication to be completed in the 3 weeks following the course.

Course Material:    Course reference material will be available to download from Dropbox about a fortnight before the next course.

Pre-Course Work:  All candidates can expect Pre-Course Work to be set.

Computers:  Computers will not be provided to candidates. Candidates who wish to use a computer must provide their own.

Course Fee:   The course fee is $2,888 including GST for those wishing to attempt to qualify for the issue of a Certificate in Adjudication. For those who wish to attend the course for learning only, a Certificate will not be issued and the course fee will be $2,640 incuding GST.

Learning Only:  Subject to numbers applying to attend for Certificate in Adjudication training, places may be available for professional development and learning only (Non-Certificate Training). See the comments under 'Course Fee' above.

Training Venue:   To be announced. If you are submitting an expression of interest and would prefer for the course to be held in a location other than Brisbane, make your preferences known. Past courses have all been conducted in Brisbane as sufficient interest was not shown for Cairns, Townsville, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or any other location outside Brisbane. It may be different for 2019 if sufficient interest is shown.

Mock Adjudication:    Candidates wishing to qualify for the issue of a Certificate in Adjudication must satisfy assessment criteria by examinations and must demonstrate competency in writing a Mock Adjudication Decision.

Payment:     Persons who have expressed interest in attending the course will be advised when Applications may be made. Applications to attend are to be submitted by the time stated (this will be advised when known). Payment should not be made with the Application. If places are available an offer of a place will be made. A place on the course can only be secured by acceptance of an offer of a place and payment of the Course Fee by the due date. Places will be offered in the order of receipt of application. Payment may be made by EFT, VISA, MASTERCARD or AMEX.

Registration:   A person wishing to become an adjudicator must become registered as an adjudicator with QBCC. For this, the person must meet specific suitability requirements as required by the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 and associated Regulation.

Eligibility:   Requirements for eligibility to be an adjudicator are set out in the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 and associated Regulation.

Further Information:   Email with any questions you may have. In the meantime also keep a close eye on the QBCC web site.