Diploma of Access Consulting

Not Applicable


Packaging rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

25 units of competency:

15 core units

10 elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

1 unit from Group A

5 units from Group B

the remaining units may include:

elective units not already chosen from Groups A or B

units from another Diploma or higher qualification in add topic CPP07 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic BSBRSK501B

Manage risk

add topic CPCCSV5004A

Apply legislation to urban development and building controls

add topic CPPACC4001A

Apply disability awareness to assessing access situations

add topic CPPACC4002A

Apply building control legislation to assess small-scale buildings for access

add topic CPPACC4004A

Communicate effectively as an access consultant

add topic CPPACC4005A

Conduct a building access audit

add topic CPPACC4015A

Follow site occupational health and safety requirements

add topic CPPACC4017A

Prepare access reports

add topic CPPACC4022A

Work effectively as an access consultant

add topic CPPACC5003A

Apply anthropometric principles to accessible building design and fitout

add topic CPPACC5004A

Apply building codes and standards to accessible large-scale buildings

add topic CPPACC5006A

Apply ergonomic principles to accessible building design and fitout

add topic CPPACC5007A

Apply mechanics of human body functions to accessible building design and fitout

add topic CPPACC5010A

Provide access advice on the design of the built environment

add topic CPPACC5020A

Undertake research on access issues

Elective units

Group A Access consulting

add topic CPPACC4006A

Conduct a playground access audit

add topic CPPACC4007A

Conduct a streetscape access audit

add topic CPPACC4008A

Conduct a transport conveyance and boarding device access audit

add topic CPPACC4009A

Conduct a transport premises access audit

add topic CPPACC4010A

Conduct an aged care facility access audit

add topic CPPACC4011A

Conduct an educational facility access audit

add topic CPPACC4012A

Conduct an outdoor recreation area access audit

Group B General electives

add topic BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

add topic BSBLDR403

Promote team effectiveness

add topic BSBWRK510

Manage employee relations

add topic CHCPOL606B

Coordinate policy development

add topic CPCCSV5003A

Produce working drawings for residential buildings

add topic CPCCSV5010A

Interact with clients in a regulated environment

add topic CPCCSV6009A

Implement performance based codes and risk management principles for buildings up to 3 storeys

add topic CPCCSV6011A

Apply legal procedures to building surveying

add topic CPCCSV6013A

Co-ordinate asset refurbishment

add topic CPPACC5001A

Assess documentation of building work for access compliance

add topic CPPACC5002A

Inspect access compliance during the building process

add topic CPPACC5005A

Interpret and apply building control legislation when assessing large-scale buildings for access

add topic CPPACC5008A

Assess the construction of existing buildings and new building work required to be accessible

add topic CPPACC5009A

Evaluate materials for the construction of buildings for access

add topic CPPACC5011A

Prepare a concept design for accessible building work

add topic CPPACC5012A

Prepare a design brief for accessible building work

add topic CPPACC5013A

Prepare and administer tender documentation for accessible building work

add topic CPPACC5014A

Prepare contract documentation for accessible building work

add topic CPPACC5015A

Prepare specification documentation for accessible building work

add topic CPPACC5016A

Provide expert access advice on renovations to private dwellings

add topic CPPACC5017A

Provide expert access advice on building renovations

add topic CPPACC5018A

Provide expert access advice to a complainant or respondent

add topic CPPACC5019A

Coordinate the development and implementation of Disability Discrimination Act Action Plans

add topic CPPACC6001A

Participate as an access expert on an Access Panel

add topic CPPACC6002A

Apply performance-based codes and risk management principles to assessing buildings for access

add topic CPPACC6003A

Apply unjustifiable hardship principles to Alternative Building Solutions for access

add topic CPPDSM5001A

Advise on use and design of facilities

add topic CPPDSM5007A

Coordinate construction or renovation of facilities

add topic CPPDSM5023A

Implement facilities management plan

add topic CPPDSM5024A

Implement facilities procurement systems

add topic CPPDSM5027A

Provide facilities and amenities for property users

add topic CPPDSM5034A

Monitor performance of property or facility portfolio

add topic HLTHIR403B

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic LGACOM501B

Develop and organise public education programs

add topic MSFFT4010

Identify and calculate production costs

add topic PSPREG004

Promote client compliance


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Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include the following facets:


displays sensitivity to disability issues

displays empathy when eliciting client needs

uses appropriate techniques to give clear and accurate information to clients

relays information and provides feedback to team members

interprets relevant regulations, legislation and definitions, relevant codes, industry standards, safety signs, financial requirements, data, plans, working drawings and specifications, and facilities management plans

consults with relevant people regarding terms of reference, tenders, facilities requirements, facilities management, and procurement systems

uses appropriate techniques to manage and resolve conflict

is sensitive to individual, social and cultural differences

discusses interpretation and implementation of relevant legislation with appropriate people

prepares and presents a range of complex documents, including reports on access issues, quotes, briefs, discussion papers, tenders, contracts, specifications and schedules

records, interprets and compares various data

understands a range of terminology, including that relating to building and construction, anatomy and impairment, medical reports, and legislation

evaluates building approval applications

uses advocacy strategies to target those able to influence policy

provides expert advice and reviews case documentation

negotiates implementation of facilities management plans


works effectively with others

consults with others to determine team roles and responsibilities

supports and encourages team members to accept responsibility for their work and resolve problems

seeks specialist and expert advice and feedback where required

negotiates resolution of non-compliance issues with building development teams

builds and maintains effective working relationships and networks

participates on expert panels and facilitates effective group processes

leads, motivates, coaches and mentors team members

Problem solving

assesses environmental barriers and develops appropriate access solutions

negotiates and resolves conflict between clients and stakeholders

seeks satisfactory resolution of issues raised by team members

uses appropriate strategies to identify, mitigate and eliminate risks

performs critical analysis, probability analysis and statistical analysis to interrogate a range of data

performs measurements and calculations, including on body dimensions

takes appropriate action where breaches in conformance or compliance are identified

Initiative and enterprise

applies the principles of ergonomics to the design of workplaces

develops strategies to implement policies

develops and evaluates public education strategies

prepares concept designs for accessible building work and creative use of space

provides leadership and innovative responses to emerging access issues

finds innovative solutions to property-related problems

facilitates change for greater awareness to disability access

analyses own work practices and process outcomes critically

engages colleagues and shares disability access knowledge

adapts to new workplace situations

Planning and organising

prepares and administers documentation and implements organisational policies and procedures

collects, organises and collates information, source documentation and data

contributes to team planning

develops risk management plans

scopes work tasks, determines methodology, researches and drafts reports

develops strategies to build effective working relationships

coordinates development of policy documents, facilities and amenities for property users, purchasing systems, facilities construction and renovation, and arranging contractors and consultants

organises effective public education programs

prepares construction time schedules and assembles specifications

controls and monitors resource expenditure and usage

determines and regularly monitors property/facility portfolio performance requirements


understands limitations of role, responsibilities and abilities and follows ethical practices, regulatory and organisational requirements and business standards

works without supervision

acts as a role model for others

uses feedback to improve resources and products


identifies and accesses professional development opportunities

provides training on presentation techniques

maintains knowledge of current codes, standards, regulations, practices and industry updates


uses information technology to undertake research, complete business documents, and deliver presentations

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the detail of the above employability skills are representative of the Property Services industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements as identified in units of competency that meet packaging guidelines.

This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.