2 Day Barrier Free Seminar
This 2 day seminar covers Modules 1 to 3. By successfully completing these Modules, the seminar gives you the opportunity to further your training to become a Barrier Free Advisor and/or can qualify to be put forward for CPD Points
Before attending the 2 day seminar, participants should be familiar with the Building Act 2004, Building Code and Compliance Documents, Building Regulations, and NZS 4121:2001
2013 Seminar dates:
- Christchurch, June - Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th at the Lincoln Events Centre
- Wellington, July - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Auckland, October - Date and venue to be confirmed
Seminar attendance: $650 + GST.
Assessments of Modules 1-3 (optional): $350 + GST (includes postage as all assessments will be returned).
CPD Points: 8 BOINZ CPD Points, 80 NZIA CPD Points, 11 LPB Skill Maintenance Points.
Barrier Free Advisor Training One Day Workshop
The Trust provides an opportunity for people who have attended a 2-day Barrier Free Seminar to further their training to become a BFA.
The compulsory Barrier Free Advisor seminar will cover:
- Mission and Role of the Trust
- Role of a BFA
- Accreditation process
- Guidelines and exercises in report writing
- How to give access advice to clients
- Promote yourself - tips and tricks!
- Ways to keep in the "access loop"
2013 Seminar dates:
- Wellington, June - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Wellington, December - Date and venue to be confirmed
Barrier Free Advisor Training Seminar Attendance: $375 + GST
Assessment of Module 4: Three assessments at $250 + GST each ($750 + GST in total)
Any resubmmissions of Module 4 reports also are $250 + GST each.
CPD Points: 8 LBP Skill Maintenance Points.
In House 1 Day Training Option
The Barrier Free NZ Trust can tailor a seminar to suit your staffing needs.
Whether you would like a quick "Introduction to Access", an industry specific seminar, or are meeting time and staffing constraints, we can help.
Accessibility and Design: Access and Use of Buildings
This seminar has been designed principally for those with a detailed working knowledge of the Building Act 2004 (and associated documents, regulations and standards). To view the flyer, please click here.
However the programme content focuses on the interaction of people and the built environment, so will be useful training for those involved in design, construction, management of buildings and for community organisations supporting users with disabilities who use the public spaces and places.
If you would like to talk more about this training option, please contact the Trust office.
2013 Seminar dates:
- Christchurch 7/8 March, Christchurch City Council
- Wellington, March - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Greymouth, April - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Christchurch, June - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Nelson, August - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Auckland, September - Date and venue to be confirmed
Cost will be negotiated.
CPD Points: 4 BOINZ CPD Points.
Half-Day Accessible Design Documentation (For architects and designers)
This seminar gives an understanding of what is required in the design and documentation process to ensure an accessible built environment that complies with NZ building legislation. Whilst there is increasingly a good understanding of the physical product, the 'people' elements are not as well understood.
Participants must have a general working knowledge of the Building Act 2004, Building Code and Compliance Documents, Building Regulations, and NZS 4121:2001
This seminar will be facilitated by Vivian Naylor - Barrier Free New Zealand Trustee; Barrier Free Advisor & Educator; DBH Access Advisory Panel member.
To understand how to design and document an accessible built environment that complies with the Building Act and the Building Code and meets the needs of the diversity of building users.
Who should attend?
Architects, designers, and others involved in the design and documentation of buildings.
- People with disabilities and the barriers in the built environment
- What the legislation requires - the Act, Code, and processes
- Design solutions and resources, including the Trust's checklist
3 hours (1pm-4pm)
- Christchurch, March - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Auckland, May - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Wellington, August - Date and venue to be confirmed
Seminar attendance: $175 + GST (morning tea and materials included)
Online learning assessment (optional): $50 + GST
Online assessment is available following the seminar. Registrations for online assessment will be taken at the seminar.
CPD Points: 30 NZIA CPD Points.
Designing Accessible Buildings - Achieving quality compliance with the Building Act 2004
Since 1975 NZ Standard 4121 has occupied a unique position and status within the New Zealand building control system. Today it remains the only NZ Standard cited in the Building Act 2004 and under section 119 of the Act is deemed to be a compliance document of the NZ Building Code. With the current NZS 4121 nearly 10 years old it is timely to remind readers of its significance as a building control document and of its role in securing the right of everyone, including people with disabilities, to approach, access and use buildings with a consistent, guaranteed minimum level of compliance detail.
- The Barrier Free NZ Trust
- Universal Design
Access for people with disabilities in NZ Buildings
- Building Act
- Building Code and Compliance Documents
- NZS 4121
- Design Approach
- Accessible journey – accessible route
- Accessible route sequence – building examples
- Review of building
- New buildings and alternations to existing buildings
- ‘as nearly as is reasonable practicable’
Feedback, Discussion, Review
2013 Seminar dates:
- Wellington, May - Date and venue to be confirmed
- Wellington, November - Date and venue to be confirmed
Seminar attendace: $375 + GST
Introduction to Access Seminars
The Trust are presenting 30 minute "Intro to Access" seminars to various community organisations to help promote access.
If you are interested in having a Barrier Free representative come and talk to your group, then please contact the office.