Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 14 September 2017) . . Page.. 3818 ..
(2) Can the Minister provide an update on the number of inspectors with specific skill-sets and qualifications for (a) electrical, (b) plumbing and gas and (c) construction (building trade and building surveying qualifications).
(3) How many of the inspectors currently employed hold dual or multiple qualifications that enable them to work across different Access Canberra inspectorates.
(4) How many inspectors have left Access Canberra to date in 2017.
(5) For the inspectors who have left Access Canberra in part (4), what is the breakdown according to their specific skill-sets and qualifications for (a) electrical, (b) plumbing and gas and (c) construction (building trade and building surveying qualifications).
(6) How many inspectors have been recruited to date in 2017.
(7) Is there any intention to recruit additional inspectors in 2017; if so, (a) what specific skills-sets and qualifications are being sought, (b) how many inspectors will be sought and (c) what is the timeframe for the recruitment process.
(8) How long can it take, on average, (a) to book an inspection and (b) for an inspection to take place once a booking has been made.
(9) Has Access Canberra received any complaints about the time taken for an inspection to occur; if so, how many complaints have been received and what was the outcome of those complaints.
Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
• Electrical – same numbers as the last time reported.
• Plumbing and Gas – same numbers as the last time reported.
• Construction Audit - same numbers as the last time reported.
• Enforcement Unit (not included in the previous response) – 7 inspectors in 2017.
(2) (a) Electrical – There are 14 licensed electricians, with two licensed for Type B gas appliance approvals.
(b) Plumbing and Gas – There are 12 licensed Plumber/Gas fitters with two licensed for Type B gas appliance approvals.
(c) i. The Construction Audit Team has officers with various skill-sets and qualifications including: licensable work related to building, building surveying and building assessors licences; trade qualifications (Certificate III) in building and construction, quality auditing, and building surveying (Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma and Degrees).
Other related qualifications and skill sets include:
- industrial/product/materials/mechanical/electrical/fire engineering;
- Diploma of Policing;
- Diploma of Government Management & Leadership and Master of Business Administration;
- Certificate IV Training and Assessing; and,
- Ninety percent of audit inspectors have a minimum of a Certificate IV in Government Investigations.