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Assessment Process

Make your home more livable through the following assessment and certification process

  • Select Your Assessor

    Where required by a government authority, an LHA Design Guideline Assessor may be required to certify the project. An LHA Design Guideline Assessor can be found at the 'Find an Assessor' tab above.

    LHA Design Guideline Assessors have undertaken specialist LHA approved training by an Registered Training Organisation which is government by the national training regulator. Unlike all other qualified Industry Professionals which include architects, builders, builder designers, access consultants, occupational therapists and building surveyors, LHA Design Guideline Assessors are registered with LHA and are able to provide a certification logo.

    LHA is not responsible for fees charged by Qualified Industry Professionals.

    Select and contact one of the following Industry professionals including architect, builder designer builder, occupational therapist, access consultant, or building surveyor.


    Assess Your Project

    Once you’ve secured your chosen industry professional then assess the design. The assessor will undertake a review of your designs / dwelling and once assessed at the silver, gold or platinum level. If they are an LHA Design Guideline Assessor as listed on this site they can assign the silver, gold or platinum logo to the dwelling. They will keep the designs and assessment detail on file for seven years for future review.

    Assessment Completed



All architects, building designers, builders, occupational therapists, access consultants and building surveyors who have professional currency and professional indemnity currency are encouraged to work with the LHA Guidelines. Only an LHA Guideline Assessor who has been deemed competent can issue the logo, it is important that professionals undertake the 3 hour training session and complete the online open book exam in order to receive their Certificate of Competency.




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