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

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  This sees the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 and the Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974 repealed.

This course will bring you up to date with all the significant applications of the BIFA Act including relevant case law.

You will be trained on your 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

2024 Intensive Training Session:

8 March 2024 – Face to face and online

  • Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm  


Troy Lewis |  National Managing Partner |Holding Redlich Lawyers Troy is a recognised industry expert in relation to construction litigation and in the 2012 to 2023 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 to 2023 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 | National Head of Construction & Infrastructure | Holding Redlich Lawyers
Stephen practises in construction and infrastructure matters, specialising in construction litigation, arbitration, expert determination and BCIPA claims. He specialises in dispute avoidance and resolution with extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, expert determination, litigation and claims under the security for payment legislation nationally. Stephen has been listed in the 2019 to 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for Construction & Infrastructure. He is also recognised in the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023 Doyles Guide as a recommended lawyer in Construction & Infrastructure in Queensland.

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 35 years. Russell is also registered in every jurisdiction with Security of Payment legislation.


Delegates who have registered to attend the course face to face will attend at:

  • Holding Redlich, Level 1, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

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 the session.


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


Course Outline


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

5. Payment Schedules
6. Adjudications Applications/Decisions
7. Project Trust Accounts

Close 5.00 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.