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Building professionals

Building professionals are responsible for ensuring compliance and structural integrity of building work aross the state.

From 31 July 2020, building professionals can begin operating under the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 for rural parts of South Australia.

A suite of training material is available below to help building professionals learn functions available to them under the new PDI Act.

For more help, they can also:

Who building professionals are


Building surveyors and inspectors

From July 2020 will:

  • Be accredited as Building Level 1, 2, 3 or 4
  • Assess developments requiring Building Consent under the PDI Act, as per their accreditation
  • Conduct inspections of building work
  • Assist councils to fulfil mandatory inspection requirements

Volume applicants and builders

From July 2020 will:

  • Help applicants prepare and submit development applications in PDI Act areas
  • Act as an applicant in the assessment process
  • Undertake building processes in a compliant manner under the PDI Act
  • Submit mandatory building notifications

Building industry bodies

From July 2020 will:

  • Support accredited building professionals in achieving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units
  • Provide learning material, support and guidance relating to operations under the PDI Act

Learning material

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