Education and the Fire Safety Verification Method

Closed 30 Sep 2019

Opened 2 Sep 2019

Feedback updated 1 Nov 2019

We asked

For feedback about supporting practitioners to use the FSVM to inform our approach to future education needs.

You said

We received 123 responses, almost half having watched the FSVM webinar. Here is some feedback about what you want:

  • More and simpler guidance in different online formats.
  • Cover applying the FSVM and include worked examples and case studies.
  • Links to training.
  • More opportunities to ask questions during webinars.

We did

We are scoping additional materials and training to support the FSVM. From early 2020, we are looking to work with industry to provide:

  • More technical advice to use the FSVM in different formats (i.e. online resources, webinar)
  • Frequently asked questions and answers about the FSVM
  • Articles about the FSVM.


The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is interested in improving understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) and increasing the competent use of Performance Solutions.

A new compliance option for engineering the design of fire safety Performance Solutions, the Fire Safety Verification Method (FSVM), was introduced in NCC 2019. The FSVM may be used from 1 May 2020.

In the lead up, the ABCB will work with the sector to raise awareness and build understanding and confidence in using the method. 

Why your views matter

The primary purpose of this survey is to seek feedback about how we can support practitioners in using the FSVM. Survey responses will be used to inform the ABCB’s approach to future education needs.

What happens next

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. Your contribution is appreciated. 

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