Residential Pools and Spas

IRLearning approved by VBA to deliver pool barrier inspection course

October 21, 2020

IRLearning, SPASA Australia’s RTO, has been formally approved by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to deliver the course in Swimming Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection (VBAISP2020).

CEO Lindsay McGrath says SPASA Australia has participated in all stages leading up to the pool barrier inspection program being introduced into legislation, and that the IRLearning course provides excellent value and a compelling case for anyone looking to become a barrier inspection professional.

“For a start, IRLearning provides full Australian Standards,” he says.

“We committed to supplying the students with full standards rather than excerpts of less than 10 per cent of the standard. Saving students $600.”

Another key benefit of the course is that IRLearning schedules the simulated VBA-required inspections, providing significant value beyond the course fee.

“You’re not left on your own to search for building surveyors or inspectors, as we connect you with our VBA-registered building inspectors and schedule the 10 live inspections for the students.

This is a crucial aspect of the training,” he says.

Additionally, he says the students have access to all online resources and can easily upload their requirements directly to the portal once complete.

“And importantly, we’re with our students for your whole journey – even after they’ve graduated and registered, we offer follow-up support and guidance to help get them started, and comply with all the requirements of a barrier inspector.”

Click to find out more and register.

The VBAISP2020 Course covers:
• Undertaking inspections of swimming pool and spa barriers to determine compliance with the applicable barrier standard
• Issuing certificates of pool and spa barrier compliance
• Issuing certificates of pool and spa barrier non-compliance
• Lodging certificates of pool and spa barrier non-compliance with the relevant council

1. Introduction to Barrier Inspections
Learning materials to be completed online prior to attending stage 2.
2. Training Program:
Three (3) days of intensive *online or face to face training and online assessments.
3. Simulated Inspections:
Complete required 15 simulated inspections under the supervision of the accredited inspector.
Course Cost: $3,640 including GST

Your own Standards Australia library worth over $600
(AS1926.1-1986, 1993, 2007, 2012 and AS1926.2-2007)
• All course materials
• All 3 Stages of training
• Catering for simulated inspections only

Eligible Students
Those that hold current Cert III or Cert IV Swimming Pool and Servicing or Cert IV Swimming Pool and Spa building qualifications and wish to become certified barrier inspectors OR those that have never worked in this area and who are starting a new career or adding to their existing skills.
Alternative pathway options can be found at the IRLearning website.

Course Delivery

Due to the overwhelming response, new dates have now been released for 2021. Limited spaces per class are available.

Click here to check dates and secure your spot.

Contact: or 1800 802 482.



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