10660NAT Course in Swimming Pool Safety Inspections
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to competently perform inspections of regulated swimming pools and give pool safety certificates and nonconformity notices in accordance with legislative requirements. It includes the ability to operate within a regulated framework to perform pool safety inspections, including applying the pool safety standard in deciding whether a pool is a complying pool. It also includes reporting inspection outcomes in the manner and time frame prescribed by legislation and to discuss inspection outcomes and options for rectification action with pool owners (or their agents).
This unit is relevant to the initial inspection of regulated pools, as well as to re-inspection after the issuance of a nonconformity notice following initial inspection. This unit applies to individuals licensed by the Queensland state building industry regulator to conduct inspections of regulated swimming pools.
Those undertaking this function would work independently, use significant discretion and judgement and take responsibility for the quality of their work.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements.
Available Units of Competency
· 10660NAT Course in Swimming Pool Safety Inspections (Elective)
Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites
Nil - It is essential that participants have year 10 literacy and numeracy skills or the equivalent. These entry requirements are necessary to show the applicant is able to read and interpret the legislative requirements and pool safety standard applicable to pool safety inspections
Qualification Structuring Rules
Unit: 1 Unit - 10660NAT Course in Swimming Pool Safety Inspections
Face to face, workplace assisted with in field practical assessment requirements.
2 - 3 Days depending on student & client requirements, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered.
Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.
As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:
· Qld User Choice Program Eligible - No
· Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No
· Non-Funded Full Course Fee - $1260
· RPL Assessment Fee – N/A
Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.
On successful completion you will receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
This program forms part of the regulatory licence requirements for applying for a Pool Safety Inspectors Licence in some Australian Jurisdictions under Building & Construction legislation.
· Council Officer
· Pool Safety Inspector
· Pool Fence Installer / Pool Developer
Summary of Learning & Competency Outcomes
Both practical skills and knowledge must be assessed.
Assessment must be in the form of:
* practical demonstration (of inspecting pool barriers for compliance with the pool safety standard and associated activities); and
* oral or written questioning (to assess knowledge of key features of legislation, regulation, standards and codes that allow for the safe and effective performance pool safety inspection functions).
Assessment may take place in a real or simulated environment – simulated environments must reflect the real-life working environment with access to all the relevant equipment and resources of that environment.
Resources required for assessment include all documents and equipment required to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria, and those specific items captured in the ‘Performance Evidence’ section of this unit. This includes:
* the legislation, standards and code applicable to the performance of pool safety inspection functions;
* pool barriers (including fence gates and panels) of various types, height and non-conforming features;
* protective clothing;
* computer or mobile device with internet connection;
* measuring tape or device to measure length, height and width; and
* camera (or mobile phone with camera)
Assessment of this Program is based on competency based principles and requires demonstration of all stated criteria, including critical aspects and the underpinning knowledge and skills components of National Training Package qualifications and units of competency. The elements of competency within each unit will be assessed using a range of methods including:
* Observation of satisfactory performance of stated activities
* Practical assessment activities
All assessment items must be completed satisfactorily to be deemed competent.
Where to from here
If you are looking to work as a pool safety inspector, become a pool safety inspection provider under your state/territory legislation or would like to familiarise yourself with the procedures for undertaking pool safety inspections to the regulatory requirements, contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!