Alison Shiels

Accredited Disability Access Consultant – Team Leader
Association of Consultants in Access Australia, Inc. Membership No MN417

Alison Shiels disability access consultantAlison is a highly experienced access consultant that has been working in the field since 2012, which has provided her with a sound understanding of stakeholders obligations under evolving Disability Legislation, Codes & Standards. Her experience has included large and complex access projects; hospitals, health care buildings, multi-use developments, aged care facilities, public transport buildings, educational facilities, office, retail, hotels, sports precincts, aquatic and recreational facilities.

Alison was Western Australia’s first Changing Place Assessor and is proud to have been involved in the accreditation of many Changing Place projects throughout regional and metro areas in WA from Perth through to Port Hedland.


  • Dip. Access Consulting (Bridging)
  • Cert IV Access Consulting
  • Changing Places Assessor CP004
  • Livable Housing Assessor. Registration No. 20051
  • Introduction to Universal Design, Centre for Universal Design, Australia
  • Manual Handling & Hoist Training, Rocky Bay Western Australia
  • Disability & A Good Life, Thinking through Disability, UNSW, Sydney
  • Understanding the NCC Disability Access Provisions, ABCB
  • Member, Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies & Environments (GAATES)
  • Member, People with Disability (PwD)


Our Blogs

New Changing Places Design Specifications 2020

  • March 30, 2020
  • Bruce Bromley

It has been a very rewarding twelve months sharing my knowledge by assisting in the development of two technical standar...

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BCA 2019 Amendments relating to Access for People with Disability

  • April 30, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

The new BCA 2019, Volume One to be adopted on 1st May includes various amendments which are considered necessary for the effective applicat...

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Accessible Adult Change Facilities Vs Changing Places BCA 2019

  • February 22, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

Update 1 May 2019 NCC 2019 Guide to BCA Volume One Specification F2.9 Accessible adult change facilities Specifi...

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