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HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.

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  • Record-Keeping Checklist for Employer Contributions (343KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines an employer’s superannuation record-keeping requirements.

  • Recruiting the Right Person for the Job (147KB)

    Are you thinking about putting on another employee? Are you intending to simply place an ad, see what’s out there and choose the best candidate from the applicants? There is nothing wrong with that approach, but how you go about it may make all the difference to the outcome. It is a good idea to think about the following issues before you start your recruitment drive.

  • Required facilities for Class 1 buildings (85KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared to explain the requirements for private amenities and facilities in all Class 1 buildings as set out in BCA Volume 2 - Housing Provisions.

  • Responding to Flexible Work Requests (241KB)

    Under the Fair Work Act 2009 employees have a legal right to request flexible working arrangements in certain circumstances.

  • Retaining Walls (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides some basic information about types of retaining walls that can be constructed around the home to manage cut and fill and garden areas.

  • Revised NBN Design Guidelines (62KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheets explains the changes made by the NBN Co to their design standards for new subdivisions and new multi dwelling projects which require NBN fibre ready pit and pipe to be installed.

  • Security interests in personal property – new laws commence (199KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the recent national laws governing the creation, enforcement and priority of security interests in personal property

  • Selecting The Right Brick (45KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides advice on selecting a brick to ensure that certain performance requirements are considered apart from just the colour and texture. One of the most important things is to ensure you select a brick suitable for the specific site conditions.

  • Small quantities of hand mixed concrete (80KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains how to mix small amounts of concrete for jobs where you don't need a full order of mixed concrete.

  • Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation (50KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on solar photovoltaic panel systems which can be installed on homes to generate their own electricity.