13 Jul Diploma of built environment remediation practices
𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀!
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗘𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 (𝗔𝗦𝗤𝗔), 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.
Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd are very excited and eager to announce this great news to everyone in the Built Environment Industry!
The application to accredit course 𝟭𝟭𝟬𝟵𝟱𝗡𝗔𝗧 – 𝗗𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗘𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 was granted on 7 July 2022 by the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (the Regulator) under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act).
Big congratulations to Harold Du Toit and Chris Anderson from Waterstop Solutions, Dr. Elaine Roberts and Heather McCosker-Howard who created this course to meet the skills and knowledge gaps in the Built Environment Industry not covered by any other training packages.
This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required for skilled and paraprofessional work in built environment remediation practices (construction). Workers with this qualification are able to apply integrated and theoretical concepts to remediation practices, particularly in built environment structures and assets. Examples of areas of specialisation include builders; engineers; architects; construction managers.
𝗗𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗘𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 has received widespread support from over 30 industry stakeholders and associations.
Chris Anderson: We are humbled to be a part of this course that can significantly improve the industry for all stakeholders, addressing a previous gap in training. This would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the breadth and depth of industry support that this course received. To those of you who were involved in the development groups, we wish to acknowledge that the final course units underwent significant changes and improvements as a direct result of your expert knowledge and involvement. once again we thank you for supporting this initiative.
𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙤:
- ACRA – Remedial Industry Association, Australasian Concrete Repair and Remedial Building Association
- Archdiocese of Brisbane
- Architectural Technical Services
- Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW)
- CIA – The Concrete Institute of Australia
- CSTC Pty Ltd -Construction Skills Training Centre
- Dwyer Rail
- Forensic Engineers
- Frontline Management Institute
- Hutchinson Builders
- Lend Lease
- Mapei Australia
- Master Builders
- Project 1
- SSO PWC Skills for Australia
- Total Projects
- Urban Utilities
- Waterproofing Integrity
- Waterstop Solutions
- BESIX Watpac
History of Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd and the making of the course Diploma of Built Environment Remediation Practices
Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd was formed in 2021, and course development for the Diploma of Built Environment Remediation Practices occurred with ASQA for course accreditation.
The course has received an incredible amount of input, review and support from a huge breadth of industry-leading stakeholders interested in improving the standard in the remedial building industry.
It all began in 2009 when Harold du Toit was invited as a guest speaker as a remedial specialist and project manager presenting to a cohort of mostly civil and structural engineers studying project management. After the event, Harold and lecturer Dr. Elaine Roberts discussed the lack of recognised training in the remedial sector and the course concept first formed.
Over the next few years, the two began canvassing the market for interest and support for such a course while building a framework of what such a course would look like. During this time builders including Hutchinson Builders & Abigroup and others expressed their interest alongside asset owners both public and private. Harold also contacted Chris Anderson, his major supplier. At the time he was working in a national role for a large international remedial material manufacturer. Chris’ response was something along the line of “You’re onto something here. To date the industry has been relying upon PowerPoint presentations and bbq training sessions on this topic. Tell me more”.
Several further years passed by as they continued to collect data and feedback from the industry. They joined as co-owner during a restructure with Harold du Toit’s specialist remedial contracting business Waterstop Solutions and became more closely involved in the course. Our cohort grew with educational consultant Dr. Heather McCosker-Howard while continuing to garner further support and input from industry stakeholders allowing us to considerably flesh out the course concept requirements to better meet the need of the industry.
Until finally in 2021 Remediation Durability Practices Pty Ltd was formed and the course for the Diploma of Built Environment Remediation Practices occurred with ASQA for course accreditation.
On 7 July 2022 the application to accredit the course 𝟭𝟭𝟬𝟵𝟱𝗡𝗔𝗧 – 𝗗𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗘𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 was granted by the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (the Regulator) under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act). The course is now nationally recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), and no further accreditation is required in individual states and territories.
If you have any issues with leaking balcony, water ingress, cracking concrete slabs, structural cracks, concrete deterioration, moisture, seepage, efflorescence, rising damp and/or high-flow active leaks in concrete structures, we would be happy to assist you. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.
Brisbane office: (07) 3205 1899
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Good maintenance begins with a proactive approach to maintain, keep, preserve and protect a building.
Remember that seepage/water ingress into areas such as balconies, basements, concrete roofs, car parks and retaining walls, should not be ignored – call a remedial waterproofing professional today for an assessment to provide you with the best solution for your situation.
At Waterstop Solutions, we carry out a wide range of remedial works to concrete structures post-construction stage in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and outlying areas in Queensland and New South Wales.
Equipped with major civil works experience, we can quickly determine the best approach to rectify all seepage and concrete deterioration issues.