How Do I Become A Building Inspector In WA?

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Building inspectors play a critical role in ensuring buildings are constructed to code, are safe and meet quality standards. If you have a passion for construction and a keen eye for detail, becoming a building inspector in Western Australia may be an excellent career choice.

In Western Australia, to become a building inspector, strangely enough, you don’t need to be a registered builder, however, most reputable firms, like ours, will require the qualification. We also recommend at least 10 years of industry experience.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to become a building inspector in Western Australia.

Step 1: Gain Industry Experience

You will need to have developed a broad range of skills and knowledge in all aspects of building and construction, including building codes and regulations, materials, structural systems, and building techniques.

Our building inspectors are required to have at least 10 years of experience in the building industry. They all come from a trade background, and most have experience with property development.

Step 2: Obtain a Building Registration

To become a building inspector in Western Australia for Home Integrity, you must be a registered builder. This registration is issued by the Building Services Board, a division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. To be eligible for building registration, you must meet certain requirements, such as completing a qualification in building, construction or surveying, and having a minimum of two years’ experience in the building industry. More information on the application process can be found on building and energy’s website.

Step 3: Complete Additional Property Inspector Training

In addition to gaining industry experience, you will also need to complete job specific training to become a building inspector. This may include courses in building codes, Standards, building regulations, OHS, building inspection methodology, and compiling complex documents or report writing.

At Home Integrity you will also be required to complete your timber pest certification and our 6 month in house competency based inspector training program.

Step 4: Apply For Building Inspector Positions

Once you have gained the required experience and completed any additional training, you can then apply for building inspector positions. Building inspectors work in a range of settings, including government agencies, local councils, and private building inspection companies.

Look for job postings online, in newspapers, or through recruitment agencies.

5. Step 5: Maintain Your Registration and Stay Up To Date With Industry Changes

As a building inspector, it’s important to maintain your building registration and stay up to date with industry changes. This may include attending training courses, workshops, and conferences, and keeping abreast of changes to building codes and regulations. By staying informed and up to date, you can continue to provide high-quality building inspection services to your clients.

Becoming a building inspector in Western Australia requires a combination of education, industry experience, and additional training. If you love helping people, have a passion for construction and a keen eye for detail, this could be an excellent career choice. By following the steps outlined above, you can take the first steps towards a rewarding career as a building inspector.

We are always on the lookout for the best new building inspectors to join our team. Should you be interested, reach out on 08 6184 5624 or email [email protected] for more details.

What Are You Looking For?

Pre-purchase inspections

Identify major defects or issues that could impact your new property’s value and liveability.

Construction Progress Inspections

Identify major defects early before your build moves to the next stage.

Strata Inspections

Providing a clear understanding of building maintenance requirements.

Owner Builder Inspections

Offering a second set of qualified eyes to assess the work of your trades.

Termite & Timber Pest Inspections

Qualified timber pest inspectors who will inspect every room for termite activity.

Building Disputes

Our team is here to help you with your building and construction dispute.

Defect Inspections

Determine any faults or defects in a building with a qualified building inspector.

Hi there, 

We see you have added an Electrical, Plumbing and Gas inspection (EPG) with a Pre-Settlement inspection. 

Please note these are very similar inspections, just performed at different times. The EPG occurs during your pre-purchase inspection, while the Pre-Settlement occurs 5-7 days before settlement. 

If you require both please proceed to check out. Alternatively, remove one and continue.

If you would like further information, please call our office before proceeding to check out on (08) 6184 5624