The Victorian domestic building industry is in crisis with disputes at an all-time high coupled with training at rock bottom, creating total misery for the participants of a dispute, and leaving the industry's reputation and its confidence in tatters.

In Victoria, there is no avenue to settle a dispute other than to enter the legal arena, which is fraught with danger, as the VCAT system has become so expensive it now has the ability to deliver financial ruin to many without satisfactorily resolving the dispute for either party. The…