The NCC specifies the minimum requirements for health and safety; amenity and accessibility, and sustainability in the design, construction, performance and liveability of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia.

The Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC) is currently educating companies accredited under the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) of their obligations in relation to the NCC. From 1 July 2021, the FSC will audit companies on the suitability of their system-based approach to the management of high-risk building materials as required by the NCC.