We are pleased to announce a training course to become an adjudicator under the Victorian Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (SOPA).  Passing this course is a necessary pre-requisite for appointment to the Adjudicate Today Panel of Adjudicators in Victoria.

Over two intensive days, candidates will be trained in the application of the Victorian SOPA. 

The course is designed for the following: Training

  1. Professionals working in the building and construction industry and others who are interested in being registered as an adjudicator under the Victorian Act.

  2. Accredited adjudicators who are seeking selection to join one or more of the Adjudicate Today panel of adjudicators.

  3. Professionals working in the building and construction industry and others who may wish to advise clients or their employer in adjudication.

Dates, Venue and Cost

Dates:             Monday 30 January 2017 - Tuesday 31 January 2017
Venue:            In Melbourne, at a venue to be advised.


$3,850* for the two-day course )
*The price are GST inclusive and includes all course materials, catering and ‘Certificate of Adjudication’, (issued by Adjudicate Today upon successful completion of the courses undertaken)



Max Tonkin

Max is the Chief Adjudicator for NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and ACT. He has taught extensively on Security of Payment legislation.

Candidates must provide their current CV and a copy of any relevant educational qualifications within two business days of submitting the Registration Form to be considered for entry into the course.  If your CV has been previously submitted, it should be resubmitted.  The CV should provide emphasis on experience in or related to the building and construction industry.  As the course is limited to 24 candidates, there may be insufficient space for all applicants.  Please follow the instructions on the ‘Registration Form’ to register for this course.

In considering whether to admit an applicant, the following will be considered:

(a) the applicant’s tertiary qualification(s);

(b) the duration and type of work experience the applicant has obtained; and

(c) the relevance of the applicant’s qualifications and work experience.

Candidates must be familiar with the construction industry and construction contracts.  Candidates must understand the terms generally used in the industry.  Candidates must be computer literate and have access to the internet.  These prerequisites are strictly enforced.

Important Points to Consider

  • All applicants for appointment to the Adjudicate Today adjudicator panels must have successfully completed this training course.

  • The requirements for the course are demanding.  Not all course participants will pass.

  • Passing a course does not guarantee appointment to the Adjudicate Today Panel of Adjudicators. Appointment to the Panel is determined by the General Manager of Adjudicate Today who considers a number of factors, including a candidate’s course results and the report of the mentoring adjudicators.

  • The number of places in the course is limited to 24 candidates.

  • Entry into the course is competitive.  Unsuccessful applicants will be immediately reimbursed their course fees. 

  • There are no refunds for candidates who fail any component of the course - there are no exceptions.

These courses fill quickly and the opportunity for making application will close without further notice.

Full course details and the registration form may be downloaded by clicking below.

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Further enquiries

Lorraine Djuricin, General Manager:         

Preparer Training conducted by Adjudicate Today:

This training course is designed for:

  • Professionals working in the building and construction industry, lawyers and others who wish to earn an income preparing adjudication applications and/or adjudication responses for their clients.

  • Contractors, sub-contractors and employees engaged in preparing payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses and wish to enhance their skills.

  • Lawyers, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and other professionals who are interested in being accredited as adjudicators, wish to undertake preliminary study and also discuss opportunities for further training to join an Adjudicate Today panel. Graduates of this course who undertake the full adjudicator’s accreditation course will receive a 10% discount on that course.

It is not proposed to conduct this course in 2016.

Further enquiries

Lorraine Djuricin, General Manager:    

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