NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Building certification

Help shape the future of NSW in a secure role with loads of opportunity and build a strong network across the building profession.

Building certifiers are needed to help support the development of 900,000 new homes in NSW over the next 20 years as our population grows.

What is building certification?

Building certification involves independently inspecting and approving building work to make sure it complies with the safety, health, design and sustainability standards specified in NSW legislation and building codes.

As accredited specialists, certifiers inspect and certify construction at critical stages, making sure it complies with national standards; the National Construction Code including the Building Code of Australia and other legislation.

Plan your future as a certifier


More information

There are professional associations you can talk to:

Contact us for more information about building certification as a career at codes@planning.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 07/02/2023