Audit of a building practitioner

As a registered building practitioner, you may be audited by the Director of Building Control about your work or conduct.

Auditors will determine if you have met with your obligations under the Building Act. Read the law.

Reasons for an audit

An audit may be a result of any of the following:

  • a complaint
  • a direction by the Building Practitioners Board
  • part of an audit program as directed by the Director of Building Control
  • a specific direction by the Director of Building Control.

Notification

You will be given 21 days' notice in writing of the audit and told all the following: 

  • the scheduled date and time
  • matters being audited
  • the nature and format of the audit
  • the audit process
  • who must attend the audit.

During an audit

You must respond to all reasonable requests of an auditor, such as any of the following: 

  • answer questions about business operations
  • provide documents relating to your obligations under the Building Act
  • produce information regarding building works and approvals.

If you fail to comply or give false or misleading information, you may be disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board or required to go to court.

You will have 21 days to respond to a draft audit report before it is completed.

After an audit

On completion of the audit, you will be informed in writing which of the following actions the Director proposes: 

  • no action
  • remedial plan
  • prosecution for breaches of the Act
  • referral to the Building Practitioners Board for disciplinary proceedings.

For questions about your obligations under the Building Act or the audit process contact Building Advisory Services.

Last updated: 27 June 2017