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LIST OF AMENDMENTS - NCC 2012 - VOLUME ONE

This set of notes has been prepared by the Australian Building Codes Board to assist NCC users in

identifying changes incorporated in the 2012 edition of Volume One.

The notes provide a description of major changes made from the previous edition of Volume One. If

additional information is required to assist in understanding, interpreting or applying the provisions of

the 2012 edition of Volume One, reference should be made to the Guide to Volume One.

While the Australian Building Codes Board has attempted to include all major changes made from the

previous edition of Volume One, the Board does not give any warranty nor accept any liability in

relation to the contents of this list of amendments.

Reference

Introduction

Changes and Commentary

Amendments have occurred to the introduction pages to align with changes made to the ABCB

Inter-government Agreement.

Section A

A1.1 The following definitions have been inserted or amended:

Air-conditioning

Climate zone

Early childhood

centre

Electricity

network

substation

House energy

rating software

Private garage

Renewable

Energy

Certificate

Shower area

Vessel

Waterproof

Water resistant

The definition has been amended to add a service that directly

cools or heats a Class 8 electricity network substation to the

list of services that the definition does not apply to. The

application of the definition will indicate that certain provisions

in Section J do not apply.

Additional clarification has been provided to assist in

determining climate Zone 4 and 5 in South Australia.

The definition has been amended as a consequence of

aligning Volume One with the National Quality Framework for

early childhood education and care.

A new defined term has been included to describe the

electrical transforming or conversion facilities that are granted

relevant exemptions.

A new defined term has been included to nominate the

acceptable accrediting body for software used to assess

potential thermal efficiency of a dwelling envelope.

As a consequence of defining the capacity of the exhaust

system in terms of vehicle spaces as opposed to vehicles at

F4.11, the definition of 'private garage' has been amended for

consistency.

The defined term 'Renewable Energy Certificate' has been

deleted as it is no longer referenced in Volume One.

A new defined term has been included due to the restructure

of F1.7 and the inclusion of Table F1.7.

A new defined term has been included due to the restructure

of F1.7 and the inclusion of Table F1.7.

A new defined term has been included due to the restructure

of F1.7 and the inclusion of Table F1.7.

A new defined term has been included due to the restructure

of F1.7 and the inclusion of Table F1.7.


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Reference

Specification A1.3

Table 1

Changes and Commentary

Wet area

Australian Building Codes Board

A new defined term has been included due to the restructure

of F1.7 and the inclusion of Table F1.7.

The following references have been inserted or amended:

AS 1038.15

The reference to the 1995 edition of AS 1038 'Coal and

coke— Part 15 Higher rank coal ash and coke ash—Ash

fusibility' has been deleted due to its replacement with the

2008 edition of ISO 540 'Hard coal and coke— Determination

of ash fusibility'.

AS/NZS 1170.0 Amdt 3 and 4 to AS/NZS 1170 ‘Structural design actions –

Part 0 General principles’ have been referenced.

AS/NZS 1170.2 Reference to AS/NZS 1170 ‘Structural design actions – Part 2

Wind actions’ has been updated to the 2011 edition. However,

the 2002 edition of AS/NZS 1170.2 must be used to determine

design wind speeds and wind regions and has been retained

for a 12 month transition period.

AS 1288

Amdt 2 to AS 1288 ‘Glass in buildings – Selection and

installation’ has been referenced.

AS 1720.1

AS 1926.2

AS 1926.3

AS 2159

AS/NZS 2208

Amdt 1 and 2 to AS 1720 ‘Timber structures – Part 1 Design

methods’ have been referenced.

Amdt 2 to AS 1926 ‘Swimming pool safety – Part 2 Location of

safety barriers for swimming pools’ has been referenced.

Amdt 1 to AS 1926 ‘Swimming pool safety – Part 3 Water

reticulation systems’ has been referenced.

Amdt 1 to AS 2159 ‘Piling – Design and installation’ has been

referenced.

Reference to the 1996 edition of AS/NZS 2208 ‘Safety glazing

materials in buildings’ has been removed. The deletion is a

consequence of the referencing of Amdt 2 of AS 1288.

AS 2870 Reference to AS 2870 ‘Residential slabs and footings –

Construction’ has been updated to the 2011 edition. The 1996

edition of AS 2870 has been retained for a 12 month transition

period, after which it will be removed.

AS/NZS 3500.4 Amdt 2 to AS/NZS 3500 ‘Plumbing and drainage – Part 4

Heated water services’ has been referenced.

AS 3600

AS 3600

Reference to the 2001 edition of AS 3600 'Concrete structures'

has been removed as a consequence of the completion of a

12 month transition period between the 2001 and 2009

editions.

Amdt 1 to the 2009 edition of AS 3600 ‘Concrete structures’

has been referenced.

AS/NZS 3666.1 Reference to AS/NZS 3666 ‘Air-handling and water systems of

buildings - Microbial control - Part 1 Design, installation and

commissioning' has been updated to the 2011 edition.

AS/NZS 3666.2 Reference to AS/NZS 3666 ‘Air-handling and water systems of

buildings - Microbial control - Part 2 Operation and

maintenance’ has been updated to the 2011 edition.


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Reference

Changes and Commentary

AS 3700

AS 3740

AS 3959

AS 4100

AS/NZS 4600

ASTM C1279

ARI 460

ARI 550/590

ABCB Protocol

for House

Energy Rating

Software

ABCB Protocol

for Structural

Software

Education and

Care Services

National Law

Act (Vic)

EN 14179

ISO 540

Reference to AS 3700 ‘Masonry structures’ has been updated

to the 2011 edition.

Reference to AS 3740 ‘Waterproofing of domestic wet areas’

has been updated to the 2010 edition. This edition of AS 3740

replaces the 2004 edition ‘Waterproofing of wet areas within

residential buildings’.

Amdt 3 to AS 3959 ‘Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone

areas’ has been referenced.

Amdt 1 to AS 4100 ‘Steel structures’ has been referenced.

Amdt 1 to AS/NZS 4600 ‘Cold-formed steel structures’ has

been referenced.

Reference to the 2009 edition of ASTM C1279 ‘Standard Test

Method for Non-Destructive Photoelastic Measurement of

Edge and Surface Stresses in Annealed, Heat-Strengthened,

and Fully Tempered Flat Glass’ has been removed. The

deletion is a consequence of the referencing of Amdt 2 of AS

1288.

Reference to the 2000 edition of ARI 460 ‘Remote mechanicaldraft

air-cooled refrigerant condensers’ has been removed as

a consequence of the completion of a 12 month transition

period between the 2000 edition of ARI 460 and the 2005

edition of AHRI 460.

Reference to the 1998 edition of ARI 550/590 ‘Water chilling

packages using the vapour compression cycle’ has been

removed as a consequence of the completion of a 12 month

transition period between the 1998 edition of ARI 550/590 and

the 2003 edition of AHRI 550/590.

Reference to the 2006 edition of the ABCB Protocol for House

Energy Rating Software has been removed. The deletion is a

consequence of the recognition of NatHERS as the

appropriate accreditation scheme for house energy rating

software.

The 2011 edition of the ABCB Protocol for Structural Software

has been referenced as a consequence of its inclusion in B1.5.

Reference inserted as a consequence of aligning Volume One

with the National Quality Framework for early childhood

education and care.

Reference to the 2005 edition of EN 14179 ‘Glass in

buildings — Heat-soaked thermally-toughened soda lime

silicate safety glass’ has been removed. The deletion is a

consequence of the referencing of Amdt 2 of AS 1288.

The 2008 edition of ISO 540 ‘Hard coal and coke—

Determination of ash fusibility’ has been referenced to replace

the 1995 edition of AS 1038 ‘Coal and coke— Part 15 Higher

rank coal ash and coke ash—Ash fusibility’.

NASH Standard Amdt C to NASH Standard ‘Residential and low-rise steel

Residential and framing – Part 1 Design criteria’ has been referenced.

low-rise steel

framing, Part 1


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Reference

Section B

Changes and Commentary

B1.0 As a consequence to the inclusion on a new provision in B1.5 for structural

software, sub-clause (a) and (b) have been amended to refer to B1.5.

B1.2 As a consequence of referencing the 2011 edition of AS/NZS 1170.2 ‘Structural

design actions - Wind actions’, B1.2 has been amended and restructured to

allow the option of using the 2002 or 2011 editions of the standard, except

clause 2.3 and Figure 3.1 in the 2011 edition is replaced by the same clause

and figure from the 2002 edition.

B1.4(h)(iii)

As a consequence of the referencing of Amdt 2 of AS 1288 the provisions for

protection from nickel sulphide breakage in glazing have been deleted.

B1.5 A new provision has been included to require that, in specified circumstances,

structural software used in computer aided design of a building or structure

must comply with the ABCB Protocol for Structural Software.

Specification B1.2

Scope

Section C

As a consequence of referencing the 2011 edition of AS/NZS 1170.2 ‘Structural

design actions - Wind actions’, the scope of Specification B1.2 has been

amended and restructured to allow the option of using the 2002 or 2011 editions

of the standard, except clause 2.3 and Figure 3.1 in the 2011 edition is replaced

by the same clause and figure from the 2002 edition.

C2.1 The application of part has been amended as a consequence of the inclusion of

an exemption to C2.12(a)(v) for Class 8 electricity network substations.

C3.15(c)(i)(C)

To clarify that the combustibility of liquids or gases is not required to be

determined by testing to AS 1530.1, ‘combustible' is no longer used in the

context of the defined term.

Specification C1.1 To clarify that the combustibility of liquids or gases is not required to be

Clause 2.5(c)(ii)(E) determined by testing to AS 1530.1, ‘combustible' is no longer used in the

context of the defined term. The term ‘flammable' has been inserted for

consistency with the terminology used in C3.15(c)(i)(C).

Specification A new sub-clause has been included to require that connections providing

C1.11 Clause 3(g) lateral support to a panel must be designed to remain engaged to the supported

panel both before and during a fire.

Specification ISO 540 ‘Hard coal and coke— Determination of ash fusibility’ has been

C3.15 Clause 7(a) referenced to replace AS 1038 ‘Coal and coke— Part 15 Higher rank coal ash

and coke ash—Ash fusibility’.

Section D

D1.16 (a)(ii) and Class 8 electricity network substations have been added to the circumstances

(b)(iii)(A)

where a ladder may be used in lieu of a stairway.

D2.1 The application of the part has been amended to include the new handrail

provisions D2.17(d) and (e).

D2.16(h)(i)(A) and

(B) and (h)(ii)(A)

D2.17(d)

D2.17(e)

Clarification has been added to how openings in balustrades are to be

measured.

Due to new provisions to reduce slips trips and falls in buildings, a requirement

has been included for handrails to be provided for stairs and ramps in soleoccupancy

units of Class 2 or 3 buildings or a Class 4 part of a building.

New provision inserted to exempt certain handrails and situations from having to

comply with D2.16(d).


Reference

Section E

E1.3(b)(i)

E1.4(a)(i)

Table E1.5

Changes and Commentary

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New sub-clauses inserted to exempt a Class 8 electricity network substation

from compliance with clause 4.2 of AS 2419.1 if the network substation cannot

be connected to the town main supply and one hour water storage capacity is

provided for firefighting purposes.

A new sub-clause has been included to exempt a Class 8 electricity network

substation from compliance with E1.4.

The table has been amended to exclude from the requirement to install a

sprinkler system, a Class 8 electricity network substation with a floor area not

more than 200 m 2 , located in a multi-classified building.

E2.1 The application of part has been amended as a consequence of the inclusion of

the exemption for a Class 8 electricity network substation with a floor area not

more than 200 m 2 , located in a multi-classified building.

Specification

E2.2a Clause 7

EV4.1

Section F

Sub-clause (e) has been amended to refer to Table E2.2a for large isolated

buildings.

A new verification method has been included to verify compliance with the

Performance Requirement EP4.1. EV4.1 is a means of verifying if a proposed

emergency lighting system achieves the level of illumination for safe evacuation

required by EP4.1 in an emergency.

F1.7 As a consequence of referencing the 2010 edition of AS 3740 ‘Waterproofing of

domestic wet areas’, F1.7 has been amended and restructured to refer to the

new Table F1.7 which contains the requirements for when a building element in

a wet area is required to be either water resistant or waterproof.

Table F1.7

As a consequence of referencing the 2010 edition of AS 3740 ‘Waterproofing of

domestic wet areas’, a new Table F1.7 has been included which contains the

requirements for when a building element in a wet area is required to be either

water resistant or waterproof.

Figure F1.12 and The climatic zones for sub-floor ventilation have been changed from 1, 2 and 3

Table F1.12 to A, B and C to avoid confusion with the climate zones which are used for

energy efficiency.

F2.3(g)(i)

A number of amendments have occurred for facilities in a Class 9b early

childhood centre as a consequence of aligning Volume One with the National

Quality Framework for early childhood education and care, including:

• Requirements for child-proof latches in kitchen facilities.

• Kitchen facilities in a centre which accommodates children younger than 2

years old are to be designed to enable continuous supervision.


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Reference

F2.3(g)(iii)

Table F2.3

Table F2.3

F2.5(c)

F4.2(d)

Changes and Commentary

A number of amendments have occurred for facilities in a Class 9b early

childhood centre as a consequence of aligning Volume One with the National

Quality Framework for early childhood education and care, including:

• Requirements for a bench type baby bath to be within 1 m of a nappy

change bench.

• New requirements for a nappy change bench, including:

• Proximity of the bench to be within 1 m of separate adult hand washing

facilities.

• A minimum area and a height of the bench above the finished floor level.

• Space to accommodate the storage of steps.

• The position of the bench to allow supervision of the play area to occur

at all times by a staff member changing a nappy .

The number of pans and design occupancy for children in an early childhood

centre has increased from 1 between 1 and 15 to 2 pans for a design

occupancy between 1 and 30. This is a consequence of aligning Volume One

with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. An

additional note has also been included to the table covering access to facilities

from both indoor and outdoor play areas.

A new note has been included to exempt a Class 8 electricity network

substation from the requirement to have sanitary facilities.

A new sub-clause has been included to cover the screening of sanitary facilities

in an early childhood centre.

A new sub-clause has been included to require at least 50% of windows in a

children's room in a Class 9b early childhood centre to have sills located not

more than 500 mm above the floor. This is a consequence of aligning Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care.

F4.6 The provision has been restructured to exempt a Class 8 electricity network

substation from the requirement to have natural ventilation complying with

required aggregate ventilation openings.

F4.7(b)

Class 8 electricity network substations have been exempted from the ventilation

opening restrictions for borrowed ventilation.

F4.11 (a) and (b) Minimum ventilation requirements when an atmospheric contaminant monitoring

system is installed in a carpark have been relocated from J5.2(b)(iii)(B)(bb) to

the more appropriate location of F4.11(b) and revised to include a more

practical control strategy. The existing provisions of F4.11 have been retained at

F4.11(a).

Section G

GO1(f)

GF1.4

A new sub-clause has been included to safeguard young children in outdoor

play spaces. As a consequence of this change, a new application provision has

been included to clarify that sub-clause (f) only applies to Class 9b early

childhood centres. This is a consequence of aligning Volume One with the

National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.

A new Functional Statement has been inserted to restrict the passage of

children to the outside of a play space. As a consequence of this change, a new

application provision has been included to clarify that GF1.4 only applies to

Class 9b early childhood centres. This is a consequence of aligning Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care.


Reference

GP1.5

Changes and Commentary

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A new Performance Requirement has been inserted to restrict the passage of

children to the outside of a play space. As a consequence of this change, a new

application provision has been included to clarify that GP1.5 only applies to

Class 9b early childhood centres. This is a consequence of aligning Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care.

G1.0 The list of Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions has been amended as a consequence

of the inclusions of the new Performance Requirement GP1.5 and provision

G1.3.

G1.1(b)

The Victorian variation flag has been amended from G1.1(b) to G1.1(a) to

reflect the variation in the Victorian Appendix.

G1.3 A new provision has been inserted to require a barrier to be provided around an

outdoor play area in a Class 9b early childhood centre. This is a consequence

of aligning Volume One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood

education and care.

GP5.1

Section J

J0.2(a)(ii)

Table J1.3a

Table J1.3b

Table J2.4c

J5.2(a)(vii)

J5.2(b)(ii)

J5.2(b)(iii)(B)

J5.2(d)(iv)

J5.3(b)(iii)

J5.5(b)(iv)

The Performance Requirement for buildings constructed in bushfire prone areas

has been amended as a consequence of recommendations made by the

Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

The reference to the 2006 edition of the ABCB Protocol for House Energy

Rating Software Version has been removed. The deletion is a consequence of

the recognition of NatHERS as the appropriate accreditation scheme for house

energy rating software.

Climate zones 4 and 5 have been amended to align with climate zones 1, 2 and

3 for the required R-Value for roof and ceiling construction.

The table has been expanded to include values for when the minimum R-Value

of ceiling insulation required to satisfy J1.3(a) is less than R2.5.

The heat shading multiplier figure for climate zone 8 South orientation sector,

where the G value is more than 100 mm but not more than 500 mm and has a

P/H value of two, has been amended from 0.75 to 0.50.

The specific examples of applications described that could attain an exemption

for an outdoor air economy cycle have been replaced with the generic term of

'process related applications', with the existing examples now referenced in the

Guide to Volume One.

The defined term 'outdoor air' has been included in the provision for clarification.

Minimum ventilation requirements when an atmospheric contaminant monitoring

system is installed in a carpark have been relocated to the more appropriate

location of F4.11(b) and revised to include a more practical control strategy.

A new sub-clause has been included to exempt a Class 8 electricity network

substation from complying with the power for mechanical ventilation

requirements of J5.2(b)(iii).

A new sub-clause has been included to exempt a Class 8 electricity network

substation from complying with the time switch requirements of J5.3.

A new sub-clause has been included to exempt a Class 8 electricity network

substation from the miscellaneous exhaust system requirement of J5.5(a).

J6.1 The application of part has been reinstated to exempt a Class 8 electricity

network substation from compliance with J6.2, J6.3 and J6.5(a)(ii).

Table J6.2a Note Note 4 to the table has been amended to clarify that a control device which is

4 required by J6.3 is not an allowable adjustment factor under Table J6.2b.


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Reference

J6.3(d)(ii)(A)

Changes and Commentary

Clarification has been added that a security key card reader must register a

person entering and leaving the building.

J8.1 The application of part has been amended to exempt a Class 8 electricity

network substation from compliance with the requirements of Part J8.

Specification J5.4

Table 2a

Australian Capital Territory

Footnote

New South Wales Appendix

NSW A1.1

NSW Specification

A1.1 NSW Table 1

NSW C1.10

NSW J(A)1.1(b)

Footnote

Queensland Appendix

Qld Part G5

South Australian Appendix

SA A1.1

SA Table 1

SA A2.2

SA C1.1

Note 2 has been amended to cover applications where local clearances

adjoining plant do not allow for the installation of insulation.

The Footnote listing other legislation has been updated.

The defined term ‘special fire protection purpose’ has been amended to

incorporate changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy No 5 and No 9.

Reference to NSW legislation have been updated.

A number of amendments have occurred to the variation including:

• Sub-clause (b) has been amended to refer to specific materials listed in

NSW Table 4 of NSW Specification C1.10.

• A material in a Class 9b building used as an entertainment venue that is

regulated under NSW Table 4 has been included under (c)(xiii)(A) as a

material to which the exemption does not apply.

Sub-clause (b) has been deleted. As a consequence, amendments have been

made to sub-clause (c) and the remaining sub-clauses have been renumbered.

The Footnote listing other legislation has been updated.

A new Qld Part G5 has been inserted.

The following definitions have been inserted or amended:

Brush fence

As a consequence of a number of South Australian

variations being included, a new defined term has been

inserted.

Renewable A new defined term 'Small-scale Technology Certificate' has

Energy Certificate been included as a consequence of changes to the

Australian Government's Renewable Energy Target scheme

and the removal of the defined term 'Renewable Energy

Certificate'.

The following references have been inserted or amended:

SA A2.2

Reference to SA A2.2 South Australian Minister's

Specification — Structural Engineering Software Protocol

has been deleted as it is no longer referenced.

SA F1.7 The South Australian Minister’s Specification —

Waterproofing of wet areas in buildings has been updated to

the 2012 version.

The South Australian variation has been deleted as a consequence of the

adoption of the ABCB Protocol for Structural Software.

A new variation has been included to require separation of a Class 2 building

from a Class 10b brush fence.


Reference

SA C2.15

SA F1.7

SA F1.11

Changes and Commentary

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A new variation has been included to require separation of a Class 2 building

from a Class 10b brush fence.

As a consequence of the amendments to F1.7, the South Australian variation

has been amended.

As a consequence of the amendments to F1.7, the South Australian variation

has been amended.

SA G5.2 Sub-clauses (d) and (e) have been amended to align with changes from Amdt 3

of AS 3959.

SA G5.3

SA Table G1.5

SA J1.3(c)

SA J7.5

Footnote

Tasmanian Appendix

Tas Table 1

A number of amendments have occurred to the South Australian variation as a

consequence of aligning the provisions with Amdt 3 of AS 3959. The changes

include the following:

• An amendment to (d) to include clarification of bushfire-resisting timber.

• An amendment to (f) to remove the reference to doors.

• A new variation has been included as sub-clause (g). The provision allows

the use of polycarbonate roof sheeting for Class 10a buildings located within

6 m of a Class 2 and 3 building for BAL – Low, BAL – 12.5, BAL – 19 and

BAL – 29 sites.

A number of amendments have occurred to the table as a consequence of

aligning the table with Amdt 3 of AS 3959.

A new sub-clause has been included for Class 5 to 9 buildings, in certain

applications, to have an upper surface solar absorptance value for the roof

material of not more than 0.4.

As a consequence of changes to the Australian Government's Renewable

Energy Target scheme the defined term ‘Renewable Energy Certificate’ has

been deleted and replaced by a new defined term ‘Small-scale Technology

Certificate’.

The Footnote listing other legislation has been updated.

The following references have been inserted:

Child Care Act

(Tas)

Education and

Care Services

National Law Act

(Tas)

Reference inserted as a consequence of aligning Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood

education and care.

Reference inserted as a consequence of aligning Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood

education and care.

Health Services Reference inserted for the purposes of defining health

Establishment Act services establishments at Part H109.

(Tas)

Early Childhood

Centre and

School Age Care

Facilities Code

Health Services

Establishment

Code

The 2012 edition has been inserted as consequence of

aligning Volume One with the National Quality Framework

for early childhood education and care.

The 2012 edition has been inserted for the purposes of

regulating the design, construction and maintenance of the

health services establishments.


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Reference

Tas A1.1

Changes and Commentary

Centre Based

Care Class 4

Standards

Centre Based

Care Class 5

Standards

Australian Building Codes Board

The 2011 edition inserted as a consequence of aligning

Volume One with the National Quality Framework for early

childhood education and care.

The 2011 edition inserted as a consequence of aligning

Volume One with the National Quality Framework for early

childhood education and care.

The following definitions have been inserted, amended or deleted as a

consequence of aligning Volume One with the National Quality Framework for

early childhood education and care:

Babies

Centre-based

care class 1

facility

Centre-based

care class 2

facility

Centre-based

care class 4

facility

Centre-based

care class 5

facility

Early childhood

centre

Infants

School age care

facility

definition deleted.

definition deleted.

definition deleted.

definition inserted.

definition inserted.

definition amended.

definition deleted.

definition inserted.


Reference

Tas G5.4(a)(i)

Tas Section H 109

Objective

Limitations

Tas H102 O1

Limitations

Tas H102 F1

Limitations

Tas H102 P1 to

P12

Tas Part H109

Tas H109.1

Tas H109.2

Tas Part H122

Tas H122 O1

Tas H122 F1

Tas H122 P1

Tas H122 P2

Tas H122 P3

Tas Part H122

Application

Tas H122.0

Tas H122.1

Changes and Commentary

Toddlers

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definition deleted.

The minimum pressure of Class 2 or 3 building's fire hydrants in a designated

bushfire prone area has been reduced.

The Limitation to the Objective has been amended to now refer to health

services establishments.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Objective does not apply to

kitchens in Class 1 domestic dwellings.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Functional Statement does

not apply to kitchens in Class 1 domestic dwellings.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Performance Requirements

P1 to P12 do not apply to kitchens in Class 1 domestic dwellings.

Part H109 has been renamed to reflect that the Part now refers to Health

Services Establishments.

The application of the Part has been amended to reference the Health Services

Establishment Act to define a health service establishment.

The variation has been amended to reference the Health Services

Establishment Code for the design, construction and maintenance of health

services establishments.

Part H122 has been renamed to reflect that the Part now refers to Early

Childhood Centres and School Age Care Facilities.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Objective applies to Early

Childhood Centres and School age Care Facilities.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Functional Statement applies

to Early Childhood Centres and School age Care Facilities.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Performance Requirement

applies to Early Childhood Centres and School Age Care Facilities.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Performance Requirement

applies to Early Childhood Centres and School Age Care Facilities.

The variation has been amended to clarify that the Performance Requirement

applies to Early Childhood Centres and School Age Care Facilities.

The application of the Objective, Functional Statement and Performance

Requirements has been clarified as applying to licenced or approved Early

Childhood Centres and School Age Care Facilities.

The application of the Deemed-To-Satisfy Provisions has been amended to

refer to licenced or approved Early Childhood Centres and School Age Care

Facilities.

The provisions have been amended to now refer to the Early Childhood Centre

and Schools Age Care Facilities Code in replacement of the deleted provisions.

Tas H122.1 to Tas Variations deleted as a consequence of the adoption of the Early Childhood

H122.16 Centre and Schools Age Care Facilities Code as a Deemed-To-Satisfy

Provision.

Victorian Appendix

Vic A1.1

A number of amendments have occurred as a consequence of aligning Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care, including:

• The definition of 'early childhood centre' has been amended.


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Vic FF2.2(c) and

Vic FP2.2(d)

Vic FP2.3

Vic F2.3(g)

Vic F2.3(ga)

Vic Table F2.3

Vic F2.5(c)

Vic F3.101(a)

Vic F4.1(d)

Vic F4.2(d)

Vic HP104.2 and

Vic HP104.3

Vic H104.3 and

Vic H104.4

Footnote

History of BCA Adoption

Changes and Commentary

• The definition of 'children's service' has been amended.

• The definition of 'restricted children's service' has been amended.

The provisions have been amended to include reference to early childhood

centres as a consequence of changes to the national provisions to align Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care.

The Performance Requirement has been deleted as a consequence of changes

to the national provisions to align Volume One with the National Quality

Framework for early childhood education and care.

The provision has been amended to include reference to early childhood

centres as a consequence of changes to the national provisions to align Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care.

A new provision has been included to apply to a children's service as a

consequence of changes to the national provisions to align Volume One with

the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.

The table has been amended to align with changes to the national provisions to

align Volume One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood

education and care.

The provisions have been amended as a consequence of changes to the

national provisions to align Volume One with the National Quality Framework for

early childhood education and care.

The clear space requirement has been amended from 3.3 m 2 to 3.25 m 2 as a

consequence of changes to the national provisions to align Volume One with

the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.

The provisions have been amended to include reference to early childhood

centres as a consequence of changes to the national provisions to align Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care.

A new provision has been included to exclude a restricted children’s service

from the requirements of the national provision. This is a consequence of

changes to the national provisions to align Volume One with the National

Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.

The two Performance Requirements have been removed as a consequence of

aligning Volume One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood

education and care.

The provisions for window sill heights and outdoor play spaces have been

deleted as a consequence of this now being covered by the national provisions.

The inclusion into the national provisions is a consequence of aligning Volume

One with the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and

care.

The Footnote listing other legislation has been updated.

10.0 New provision added in order to set out the adoption date of the 2012 edition of

Volume One in each State and Territory and to summarise the purpose of the

changes from the 2011 edition.

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