Graduate Diploma of Access Consulting

This qualification applies to senior access consultants who provide professional, well-informed advice and opinion concerning access to and use of the built environment, transport, communication systems, goods and services that do not discriminate against people with disabilities.


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

8 units of competency:

6 core units

2 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

up to 2 units from the elective units listed below

up to one unit may be chosen from Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualifications in add topic CPP07 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

Core units

add topic CPPACC8001A

Research and analyse access and use requirements for people with diverse disabilities

add topic CPPACC8002A

Research and analyse access solutions for the built environment

add topic CPPACC8003A

Provide advice on solutions to access and use issues

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Develop policies and briefs relating to access to and use of the built environment

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Develop and advise on policies and procedures to enable access for people with disabilities

add topic CPPACC8006A

Give evidence relating to access and use

Elective units

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Audit built environment and infrastructure for accessibility compliance and propose solutions

add topic CPPACC8008A

Contribute to design of accessible built environment and infrastructure

add topic CPPBDN8001A

Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for complex building design projects

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Research compliance requirements for complex building design projects

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Plan and manage complex projects


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


consult with and engage industry colleagues, staff, clients and others who may be internal or external to the organisation

research, prepare and present high-level reports and plans pitched appropriately to the needs of the audience

use clear and insightful verbal and non-verbal communication

read and interpret a range of information relevant to job/role, including industry reports, regulations, Acts, legislation and policies

present information to others at briefings and via other forms of communication

present professional advice to courts, tribunals and other forms of investigative and review panels

negotiate with stakeholders, staff and customers

foster change

establish and maintain consultative processes


manage teams

lead team effort towards identified goals

liaise with relevant personnel across organisations and disciplines

Problem solving

review and interpret policy initiatives in order to:

identify obstacles and/or opportunities for the organisation

facilitate the preparation of informed client advice and reports

identify client needs and match service delivery responses to address them

negotiate solutions between parties and seek technical and policy resolution to ensure compliance with legislation, regulations and codes

form and test assumptions in an effort to resolve problems

implement conflict-resolution strategies

quantify the benefits of options and perform calculations to assist in solving problems

weigh and consider all relevant facets of required outcomes, including organisational, client and social benefits as part of the planning process

Initiative and enterprise

identify business opportunities

think and act proactively to solve problems and generate new and improved work practices and productivity

identify relevant sources of information and use them effectively

adjust quickly to changing situations

drive change within the organisation and client groups

Planning and organising

lead project and related business planning processes

manage risks

plan and organise own work tasks and those of a team

plan and organise resources to meet deadlines

manage time and determine schedules to ensure work is completed on time

coordinate tasks and processes

undertake relevant research and evaluation to support work objectives


demonstrate capacity to be a self-starter and self-motivated

monitor own work and adjust accordingly to meet agreed standards and expectations

manage own work area


undertake self-development opportunities

contribute to learning in the workplace

maintain up-to-date knowledge of policies, procedures, legislation, products and construction design solutions

obtain feedback to identify ways to improve ongoing activities


use technology relevant to the job/role, which may include:

conducting online research

using software applications to manage and undertake projects

using applications to manage finances and planning and reporting processes

using applications to manage record keeping and records management

adapt to the use of new technology as appropriate

The industry/enterprise requirements described above for each employability skill are representative of the property industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

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