Training Pathways is the high quality and relevant education programme that the Barrier Free NZ Trust has developed. It is designed for council staff, designers, architects, assessors of disabled people’s environments, and other people who are interested to learn more about the Accessible Journey.
Participants of our Barrier Free Seminars will:
- Increase their skills knowledge and understanding of the Accessible Journey for all people, including people with disabilities.
- Learn about the correct application of the Building Act 2004, Building Code and Compliance Documents, Building Regulations, and NZS 4121:2001 in regards to access
- Learn how to apply theoretical knowledge in practice to the built environment.
Continuous Professional Development
Our 2 day seminar is recognised for Continued Professional Development (CPD) Points by the NZ Institute of Architects (NZIA) and the Building Officials Institute NZ (BOINZ). We are also recognised by the Department of Building and Housing for the Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme (LBP). LBPs gain Skills Maintenance points for attending our training modules.
For more information about the specifics of our seminars' recognition for Professional Development Points, see the information below:
Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ)
BOINZ members receive 8 CPD Points to attend a 2 day Barrier Free seminar and 4 extra CPD points for successfully completing the assessments for Module 1 to 4. BOINZ members can also receive 4 CPD points for attending our 1 day In House seminar.
For BOINZ, the CPD for their industry, as stated on their website, is “the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the undertaking of professional and technical duties related to working as a Building Officer, Accredited Building Surveyor etc”.
New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)
By attending a 2-day Barrier Free Seminar, members will receive 80 CPD Points. They will receive 30 CPD Points for attending the Half-day Seminar for Architects and Designers.
The NZIA is contracted by the NZ Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) to maintain a record of activities done by Registered Architects for the purpose of ongoing registration. The record of points activities are then used by the NZRAB as part of their assessment in deciding whether individuals can retain their Registered Architect status.
Department of Building and Housing (DBH)
LBPs receive 11 Skills Maintenance Points for attending the 2-day seminar and 8 for attending the module 5 seminar.
According to the DBH website, the LBP Scheme is licensing for skilled people who take responsibility for the work done in the design and construction of homes and buildings. Occupational licensing will help ensure that people in the building industry who are responsible for the work done are competent and accountable, so that homes and buildings are designed and built right the first time.
New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB)
Please contact the NZIOB if you would like to claim CPD points for attending our 2-day seminar. The NZIOB state on their website that Continuing Professional Development is considered to be one of the foundations for personal growth and ongoing development in the construction industry.