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Connections magazine is a twice yearly magazine produced by Consumer, Building and Occupational Services. Subscribe to receive building, electrical, gas, plumbing and occupational licensing related updates, information and news.

Latest edition

Issue 13 (November 2017)  (pdf, 7.6 MB)

Building - HIA building contracts; Building legislation workshops; Compliance and infringements; Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS); RMPAT praise for building surveyor; Meet the new CBOS education/training officer; Maintenance of essential building services; Important changes to Director's Determination for Categories of Building and Demolition Work; Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs); Approved form 35; National Engineering Register; Women in construction, Residential building work $20,000 or more; CPD

Electrical - Sale of building wiring cables; Electricians and Type B gas appliances; Installing electrical cooking appliances; Notification of electrical work; Changes to consumer electricity metering

Gas - Meet the new GSS inspector; Fires and conducted heat; Bosch cooker recall; Installing outdoor bbqs; Gas installations; ABC Civil; Change to AS/NSZ Storage and Handling LP Gas

Plumbing - Domestic greywater re-use

Occupational licensing - New online licensing system


Previous editions

Issue 12 (April 2017) (pdf, 9.9 MB)

Building – Building maintenance obligations; building a shed in Tasmania; TasNetworks community warning; design documentation; Continuing Professional Development for architects and building designers; bushfire-prone areas; Determinations and fact sheets for the Building Act 2016; separating walls on boundaries; notifiable building work; barriers for seating structures

Electrical – Techsafe electrical inspections; certificate of electrical compliance; electrical refresher sessions; working in hazardous areas; high voltage certification and connection; issues and defects – they cost; risks of buying online; electrical standards update; safety recall

Gas – Conditions of Gas Act 2000 acceptances; air requirements for gas appliances; disconnection for appliance isolation valves; certifiers to sign gas fitting notice; gas appliance recalls and safety alerts; Dial Before You Dig

Plumbing – new requirements for waste water system servicing; Continuing Professional Development

Occupational licensing – online services update

Other – building and plumbing approvals online; minimum standards for rental premises

Issue 11 (September 2016) (pdf, 13.2 MB)

Building:  New building legislation; Residential Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act; National Construction Code 2016; Underpinning; Mid-rise timber buildings

Electrical: Electrical recalls; Lithium batteries;  Privately owned poles and wires; Contractor's register; Natural disasters - repairs and reinstatement; Reporting unsafe electrical equipment

Gas:  Carbon Monoxide; Transporting and storing LP gas safely; Compliance plates; Changes to Standards AS/NZS 5601 - Gas Installations

Plumbing: Wastewater treatment systems training, New AWTS Guide

Occupational licensing: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Subscribe to Connections magazine:

Email cbosinfo@justice.tas.gov.au and include the following information:

  • name
  • position title
  • organisation
  • postal address (if you would like a printed copy)

Connections Magazine Archive

Previous editions of Connections magazine are available from Stable Tasmanian Online Repository (STORS)