QLD Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 | One Day Intensive Course

Queensland is about to embark on a new era with the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIFA) receiving Royal Assent on 10 November 2017 to be enacted 17 December 2018.  This sees the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 and the Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974 repealed.

Queensland saw reform on the 15 December 2014 to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004.  This bought significant change to the way the legislation operated for all stakeholders.  We now undertake a new legislation incorporating Project Bank (PBA) Accounts, Security of Payment and Subcontractors Charges.

This course will bring you up to date with the significant changes which will effect all industry practitioners immediately from 17 December 2018.

You will be trained on your new obligations in respect to payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses.

You will be able to gain expert knowledge from two leading lawyers who specialise in construction disputes in an open, interactive and friendly environment.

Upcoming Training Dates

2022 One-day Intensive Online Training Session:

June 2022

  • Session 1 – Friday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm 3 June 2022
  • Session 2 – Thursday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm 9 June 2022

October 2022

  • Session 1 – Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, 28 October 2022


Troy Lewis | Partner | National Head of Construction & Infrastructure |Holding Redlich Lawyers
Troy is a recognised industry expert in relation to construction litigation and in the 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Troy is named as one of the leading construction litigation lawyers in Queensland. Troy has also been named in the 2014, 2015, 2016 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice area of Construction/ Infrastructure Law. Troy also has extensive experience acting on behalf of both Claimants and Respondents in claims pursuant to the various Security of Payment Acts. Troy has conducted numerous courses in relation to construction matters generally and the various Security of Payment Acts.

Stephen Burton | Partner |Holding Redlich Lawyers
Stephen practices in construction and infrastructure matters, specialising in construction litigation, arbitration, expert witness and BCIPA claims.  Stephen has significant major international and local project experience across the commercial construction, mining and water infrastructure sectors.  He specialises in dispute avoidance and resolution with extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, litigation and claims under the security for payment legislation nationally.  Stephen has provided dispute related advise to project directors, commercial managers, engineers, programmers/planners, contract managers and quantity surveyors in the context of several high profile international projects.

Russell Welsh | Director | ABC DRS
Russell is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has worked in the construction industry in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Australia for more than 30 years. Russell is also registered in every jurisdiction with Security of Payment legislation.


Delegates who have registered to attend the course will be provided with a link to the online Webex platform the day prior or morning of each session.


Our intensive training course costs $770.00 per delegate inc GST with discounts available for group bookings.


Course Outline


Session 1 

9.30 am Commencement:
1. Introduction to security of payment legislation in Queensland.
2. Jurisdiction
3. Reference dates
4. Payment Claims

Close 12.30 pm

Session 2 

9.30 am Commencement:

1. Payment Claims/Reference dates wrap up
2. Payment Schedules
3. Adjudications Applications/Decisions
4. Project Trust Accounts

Close 12.30 pm

Book now!

Just download and complete the Queensland BIFA training form linked below to book your place now!

Need further information?

The ABC DRS are happy to provide you with any further detail on any of the above documents. Please feel free to get in contact with our office.