Yes, Mr. Inspector is considered over-qualified as you will see in the FAQ.
A builder or carpenter is not a qualified building inspector as per the Building Act 1993 unless they have completed a degree or a Diploma in Building Surveying – which we have done.
We have gone a step further and completed an advanced Diploma in Building Surveying. So, unless your inspector has completed a diploma or degree in Building Surveying he can not call himself a qualified building inspector. This is why most say they are qualified “House Inspectors” which in Australia, there is no such thing.
We have completed a 2 year diploma in Building Surveying to become qualified Building Inspectors and also a further 2 years to obtain the Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying.
Some of the more relevant Qualifications in the Diploma of Building Surveying that Mr. Inspector’s has completed as follows –
- Assess Construction Faults in Residential Buildings.
- Assess Structural Requirements for Domestic Scale Buildings.
- Apply Footing & Geomechanical Design Principals to Domestic Scale Buildings.
- Assess Timber Framed Designs for 1 and 2 storey buildings.
- Evaluate Materials for Construction of Domestic Scale Buildings.
- Apply Building Codes & Standards to Residential Buildings.
- Apply Building Surveying Procedures to Residential Buildings.
- Building Project Survey.
- Undertake Site Surveys and Set out procedures for Building Projects.
- Apply Building Control Legislation to Building Surveying.
- Apply Principles of Energy Efficient Design to Buildings.
- Apply Legislation to Urban Development and Building Controls.
- Assess the Impact of Fire on Building Materials.
- Produce Work Drawings for Residential Buildings.