AIRAH NCC Volume 1 Section J training course

NCC Volume 1 Section J

This course assists industry in getting up-to-date with the significant changes to Section J in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022, with an emphasis on its impact to the energy efficiency provision.

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This one-day course is offered as a face-to-face, online, or in-house session.

Adding buildings to our current stock with poor energy efficiency means that GHG emissions will continue to increase, and the impact will be felt for a long time. To ensure that new buildings perform better, energy-efficiency requirements are gradually being raised through the National Construction Code (NCC).

This course focuses on the energy-efficiency provisions in Section J of Volume One of the NCC. It also covers provisions in other sections of the NCC that are important in the application of Section J.

The course will present the recent changes to Section J and the intent of the energy-efficiency requirements. It looks specifically at Part J5, the verification methods, condensation management, and the methods of meeting the compliance requirements.

Attendees will learn about code compliance pathways and the associated details. This will help them understand what to consider in their assessments of building design.

  • Intent of Section J and the energy-efficiency requirements
  • DtS compliance pathway
  • Performance pathways and using verification methods
  • General examples of performance pathways
  • Façade system calculation tools
  • Verification methods J1V1, J1V2, J1V3 and others
  • J6 – fans, pumps, duct and pipe sizing, calculation tools
  • Introduction to other calculation tools in the NCC
  • The crossover between Volume One and Volume Two energy-efficiency requirements.
The energy-efficiency requirements consider the:
  • Performance of the building fabric, including external glazing and shading
  • Sealing of the building
  • Performance of HVAC systems
  • Artificial lighting and power
  • Heated water supply system and the heating and pumping of swimming pools and spas
  • Facilities to monitor energy use.

NCC 2019 Volume 1 Section J is designed for...


online delivery
Delivery method
face-to-face, online, or in-house

online delivery
Course length
8 hours (full-day)

Enrolment in the NCC Volume 1 Section J course is capped at 25 people (face-to-face) or 15 people (online).

This course does not include any formal assessment, but participants will be involved in a number of design workshop activities relating to the course content throughout the day.

Why enrol?

All engineers within the construction industry should review the significant updates to the NCC. It is important to gain a holistic understanding of the entire NCC, such that assessment of the energy efficiency of buildings does not adversely affect the performance of other aspects of a building.

Enrolment in and completion of this course is eligible for 7.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. AIRAH recommends members undertake 50 hours of CPD each year.

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AIRAH face-to-face training AIRAH offers face-to-face training opportunities to assist with your professional development in the HVAC&R building services industry.

Friday, October 7
Melbourne, Victoria – 9am–5pm

Thursday, October 13
Brisbane, Qld – 9am–5pm

Tuesday, October 18
Sydney, NSW – 9am–5pm

AIRAH online training The online delivery of this course is presented as a live Zoom session. Participants should have a stable internet connection and a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and good audio. To allow for questions and engagement, we strongly recommend you have also access to a microphone.

Thursday, October 27
ACT, NSW, Tas, Vic – 9am–5pm
NT – 7.30am–3.30pm
Qld – 8am–5pm
SA – 8.30am–4.30pm
WA – 6am–2pm

Tuesday, November 15
ACT, NSW, Tas, Vic – 9am–5pm
NT – 7.30am–3.30pm
Qld – 8am–5pm
SA – 8.30am–4.30pm
WA – 6am–2pm

AIRAH in-house training Would you like to bring this training to your place of work for an in-house session? Please email [email protected] to discuss availability.

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Registrants will be mailed a hard copy training manual.

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