Qualification details

CPP50711 - Diploma of Access Consulting (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPP50708 - Diploma of Access Consulting 08/Apr/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPP50721 - Diploma of Access Consulting 18/May/2021

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 18/Jan/2017
(View details for release 2) 04/May/2012
(View details for release 1) 07/Apr/2011

Units of competency

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CPPACC5009A - Evaluate materials for the construction of buildings for accessEvaluate materials for the construction of buildings for accessN/A
CPPDSM5027A - Provide facilities and amenities for property usersProvide facilities and amenities for property usersN/A
CPCCSV6011A - Apply legal procedures to building surveyingApply legal procedures to building surveyingN/A
BSBRSK501B - Manage riskManage riskN/A
CPPDSM5034A - Monitor performance of property or facility portfolioMonitor performance of property or facility portfolioN/A
CPPACC4007A - Conduct a streetscape access auditConduct a streetscape access auditN/A
CPPDSM5023A - Implement facilities management planImplement facilities management planN/A
BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectivenessLead team effectivenessElective
CPPACC5015A - Prepare specification documentation for accessible building workPrepare specification documentation for accessible building workN/A
CPPACC5004A - Apply building codes and standards to accessible large-scale buildingsApply building codes and standards to accessible large-scale buildingsN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312113 Building Inspector 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-17 Building Inspector 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0401 Architecture And Urban Environment 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Property Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Access Consultant (Disability Access) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312113 Building Inspector 02/Sep/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-17 Building Inspector 02/Sep/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0401 Architecture And Urban Environment 02/Sep/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/Apr/2011 
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Modification History





Updating of superseded equivalent imported units in the core and elective lists.


Updating superseded equivalent imported units in elective lists:

  • BSBMED301B to BSBMED301
  • BSBWOR402A to BSBLDR403
  • BSBWOR402A to BSBLDR403
  • BSBWRK509A to BSBWRK510
  • LMFFT4010B to MSFFT4010

This version released with CPP07 Version 14.4.


Not Applicable

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

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.

Packaging Rules

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 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 


Manage risk


Apply legislation to urban development and building controls


Apply disability awareness to assessing access situations


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


Communicate effectively as an access consultant


Conduct a building access audit


Follow site occupational health and safety requirements


Prepare access reports


Work effectively as an access consultant


Apply anthropometric principles to accessible building design and fitout


Apply building codes and standards to accessible large-scale buildings


Apply ergonomic principles to accessible building design and fitout


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


Provide access advice on the design of the built environment


Undertake research on access issues

Elective units 

Group A Access consulting 


Conduct a playground access audit


Conduct a streetscape access audit


Conduct a transport conveyance and boarding device access audit


Conduct a transport premises access audit


Conduct an aged care facility access audit


Conduct an educational facility access audit


Conduct an outdoor recreation area access audit

Group B General electives 


Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


Promote team effectiveness


Manage employee relations


Coordinate policy development


Produce working drawings for residential buildings


Interact with clients in a regulated environment


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


Apply legal procedures to building surveying


Co-ordinate asset refurbishment


Assess documentation of building work for access compliance


Inspect access compliance during the building process


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


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


Evaluate materials for the construction of buildings for access


Prepare a concept design for accessible building work


Prepare a design brief for accessible building work


Prepare and administer tender documentation for accessible building work


Prepare contract documentation for accessible building work


Prepare specification documentation for accessible building work


Provide expert access advice on renovations to private dwellings


Provide expert access advice on building renovations


Provide expert access advice to a complainant or respondent


Coordinate the development and implementation of Disability Discrimination Act Action Plans


Participate as an access expert on an Access Panel


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


Apply unjustifiable hardship principles to Alternative Building Solutions for access


Advise on use and design of facilities


Coordinate construction or renovation of facilities


Implement facilities management plan


Implement facilities procurement systems


Provide facilities and amenities for property users


Monitor performance of property or facility portfolio


Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers


Develop and organise public education programs


Identify and calculate production costs


Promote client compliance