Auditing

 

In March of 2021 the Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD) Auditing and Compliance Policy and Procedures were reviewed and updated. FPA Australia is committed to auditing a certain proportion of practitioners each year to ensure ongoing compliance and the highest possible standards of performance, and this document outlines the policy and procedures applying to the audit and investigation of practitioners accredited under the Bushfire Planning and Design Schemes.

 

This document covers the procedures for auditing and investigations conducted by FPA Australia and should be read in conjunction with the relevant Auditing of Practitioners section in the practitioner's Bushfire Planning and Design Accreditation Scheme handbook.

 

As stated in the Policy and Procedures, FPA Australia is required to audit a certain percentage of practitioners, selected at random, to ensure compliance.
Within Western Australia, FPA Australia have an arrangement to audit 20% of all accredited practitioners in the state.
Within New South Wales and other states where an FPA Australia scheme is recognised, no agreement is currently in place. However, to maintain compliance FPA Australia will audit 10% of all accredited practitioners in the state.

 

For more information please see Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD) Auditing and Compliance Policy and Procedures.