Post 1 July 2021

SDA Assessment process for dwellings POST 1 July 2021

The following is the SDA Assessment process for dwellings POST 1 July 2021

An SDA dwelling is required to be certified to a particular Design Category at two stages (both mandatory):

  1. Provisional - Design Certification and

  2. Final-as-built Certification

The Design certification is called ‘Provisional’ as the dwelling has not been built at this stage. Only a built dwelling can get a Final certification suitable for NDIS SDA enrolment.

Farah Madon of Vista Access Architects being the lead author of the SDA Design Standard is well placed to assist with the assessment and certification requirements of SDA developments. Once engaged for our services, we provide assessment and certification based on the 12 Steps noted below.

Steps 01 to 07 (shown in green) note the procedure involved to assess and certify the drawings and documents for Provisional- Design Certification stage. Steps 08 to 12 (shown in red) note the procedure involved to assess and certify the constructed dwelling for Final-as-built Certification stage.

To learn more about the NDIS SDA density restrictions see our BLOG and SDA Density CALCULATOR

Download a copy of the SDA Design Standard and SDA Implementation plan from the links below.

SDA Design Standard Download   SDA Implementation plan NDIS Rules 2020
Price Guide 2020