Building Services Board – Expressions of interest for building, building surveyor and consumer representatives

The Building and Energy Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is seeking expressions of interest for appointment to the Building Services Board (the Board) for the following three positions.

Building representative

Applicants must be a registered building practitioner. Candidates with broad experience carrying out a range of building services are desirable and are encouraged to apply.

Building surveyor representative

Applicants must be a registered building surveyor. Candidates with experience carrying out building surveying contracting work are desirable and are encouraged to apply.

Consumer representative

Applicants are not required to be registered as a building service provider. Candidates with experience advocating for consumer interests are desirable and are encouraged to apply.

About the Board

The Board is established under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (the Act) and is comprised of nine members: a Chairperson, two members with knowledge and experience in representing the interests of consumers and two members from each of the building, building surveying and painting industry groups.

The Board’s main functions are to administer the building services occupations registration scheme; monitor qualification and training issues; advise the Minister for Commerce on matters relating to regulation; and make decisions on investigations and disciplinary matters.

Appointment to the Board is a unique opportunity to bring your knowledge and experiences to contribute to the regulation of the occupations prescribed in the Act and to uphold the integrity of the building industry within the wider community.

The Board meets monthly and meetings are for a full day, usually in the second or third week of the month. It is a pre requisite of the role that members are required to undertake pre-reading prior to attending each meeting. Building and Energy staff provide administrative support to the Board and meetings are held at their premises in Cannington.

Board members currently receive remuneration unless they are on the public payroll, including all current full time State, Commonwealth and Local Government employees; Members of Parliament; current and retired judicial officers; and current non-academic employees of public academic institutions. Board members are generally appointed for a term of two or three years and are appointed by the Minister for Commerce.

General information about boards and committees in the public sector can be found on the Public Sector website and Building Services Board webpage.

How to apply

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