Internal review

The internal review process is a process that gives an affected person the right to seek review of a ‘reviewable decision’ made by the VBA.

The internal review process is separate and independent from a show cause process, and is intended to provide a faster, less expensive way for a reviewable decision to be reviewed, rather than via a more formal external review function.

Under the Building Act 1993 (the Act), the term ‘reviewable decision’ means a decision:

  • to refuse to grant registration
  • to impose a condition on a practitioner's registration
  • to refuse to renew a practitioner's registration
  • to immediately suspend a practitioner's registration
  • to take disciplinary action against a practitioner
  • to give direction under section 205M of the Act; and
  • a decision prescribed by the Building Regulations 2018 as being a decision for which a person may apply for internal review.

Show cause decision

Following notice of a reviewable decision by the VBA in relation to a practitioner's conduct, a practitioner who is dissatisfied with the reviewable decision may apply for internal review of the reviewable decision via the VBA's internal review process. A practitioner may also apply to the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal for review of an internal review decision made by the VBA.

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Registration

Under the provisions of the Act, the reviewable decisions of the VBA that affect a practitioner's registration, and which may be the subject of an internal review, are a decision to:

  • refuse to grant registration
  • impose a condition on a practitioner's registration
  • refuse to renew a practitioner's registration
  • immediately suspend a practitioner's registration.

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