Connections magazine

Connections magazine is a twice yearly magazine produced by Consumer, Building and Occupational Services. Subscribe to receive building, electrical, gas, plumbing and occupational licensing related updates, information and news.

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Read the latest edition of Connections magazine

Building - Building in landslip areas; Using the performance-based NCC; Benefits of performance solutions; Expiry of old building permits; NCC 2019; Condensation in Tasmanian homes; CPD

Electrical - Firewall penetration compliance; AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring rules; Managing metering services; DC isolators

Gas - Standard gas installation inspections; Filling out and submitting GFNs; Flame safeguards on domestic gas cookers; Changes to caravan licensing endorsement; Combustion products and spillage testing flued appliances; Open flued appliances

Plumbing - Lead in drinking water; Plumbing products and systems accreditation fees

General - Open House Hobart Nov 2018; WorkSafe Month 2018


Previous editions of Connections magazine

Building - Protection work; New fire safety requirements for class 2-9 buildings; Setting standards for competent engineers (Engineers Australia); Developing performance solutions; Building surveyors Code of Practice; Notifiable building work; CPD

Elecrical - Private power poles; Product recall - PV arrary solar system isolator; New metering roles, timeframes and customer charges

Gas - LPG supply Tasmania; Hot tapping; Gas hoses and valves temperature rating; Submitting Gas-fitting notices; Gas pipeline planning corridor; Chanages to AS/NZS 5601:2013 Gas installations

Plumbing - Wastewater design workshops; Accredited product fees


Building - HIA building contracts; Building legislation workshops; Compliance and infringements; Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS); Meet the new CBOS education/training officer; Maintenance of essential building services; Important changes to Director's Determinations; Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs); Approved form 35; National Engineering Register; Women in construction, CPD

Electrical - Sale of building wiring cables; Electricians and Type B gas appliances; Installing electrical cooking appliances; Notification of electrical work; Changes to consumer electricity metering

Gas - Meet the new GSS inspector; Fires and conducted heat; Bosch cooker recall; Installing outdoor bbqs; Gas installations; ABC Civil; Change to AS/NSZ Storage and Handling LP Gas

Plumbing - Domestic greywater re-use

Occupational licensing - New online licensing system


Building – Building maintenance obligations; building a shed in Tasmania; TasNetworks community warning; design documentation; CPD for architects and building designers; bushfire-prone areas; Determinations and fact sheets for the Building Act 2016; separating walls on boundaries; notifiable building work; barriers for seating structures

Electrical – Techsafe electrical inspections; certificate of electrical compliance; electrical refresher sessions; working in hazardous areas; high voltage certification and connection; issues and defects – they cost; risks of buying online; electrical standards update; safety recall

Gas – Conditions of Gas Act 2000 acceptances; air requirements for gas appliances; disconnection for appliance isolation valves; certifiers to sign gas-fitting notice; gas appliance recalls and safety alerts; Dial Before You Dig

Plumbing – new requirements for waste water system servicing; CPD

Occupational licensing – online services update

Other – building and plumbing approvals online; minimum standards for rental premises


Building:  New building legislation; Residential Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act 2016; National Construction Code 2016; Underpinning; Mid-rise timber buildings

Electrical: Electrical recalls; Lithium batteries;  Privately owned poles and wires; Contractor's register; Natural disasters - repairs and reinstatement; Reporting unsafe electrical equipment

Gas:  Carbon Monoxide; Transporting and storing LP gas safely; Compliance plates; Changes to Standards AS/NZS 5601 - Gas Installations

Plumbing: Wastewater treatment systems training, New AWTS Guide

Occupational licensing: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Connections magazine archive

Previous editions of Connections magazine are available from Stable Tasmanian Online Repository (STORS)