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Connections magazine

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

Subscribe to Connections magazine

If you are a licensed practitioner, we will automatically send a link to the new online format to the email address registered with your licence. Please note - a hard copy is only available on request.

However you don't have to be a licensed practitioner to subscribe to Connections magazine. Email: cbos.info@justice.tas.gov.au and include the following information:

  • name
  • position title (if applicable)
  • organisation
  • postal address

Read the latest edition of Connections magazine

Connections magazine has moved to a digital format to improve the reader experience. Choose the most suitable format to read the magazine:

Building - NCC Amendment 1; HIA Building Women program; New building in hazardous areas Determinations;

Electrical - Door to door solar panel installers, EESS latest news; solar panel installations - electrical work notification; update on Electricity Safety Bill

Gas - Gas appliance recalls, Australian upstream gas infrastructure committee; Over Pressure Protection; New 2020 edition of caravan and boat Standard; Hydrogen update; Gas installations in high rise buildings

Plumbing - Automatic fire sprinkler systems design and installation; Separation of common services

Compliance - CBOS audit program; Restrictive roof drainage audit update

General - Messages from industry support through COVID-19; CPD


Building - Changing building surveyors; new licensing scheme for Building Services Providers; Working in hazardous areas - Tas Planning Scheme; HIA - Industry training and professional development; MBTAS - Professional indemnity insurance;

Electrical - Private power poles; Wiring rules - repair or alteration; Tasmania joins EESS; Isolation - lock out tag out; NDEW

Gas - Gas safety regulations; Dial Before You Dig; AS 4575 servicing Type A gas appliances; Hydrogen - an emerging industry

Plumbing - Plumbing compliance; Accessible plumbing work

General -  CPD


Previous editions of Connections magazine

Connections magazine archive

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

Updated: 30 Nov 2020

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