Asbestos training courses

Training Courses for Asbestos Removal

A complete range of nationally accredited asbestos training courses for homeowners, labourers, maintenance personnel, tradespeople, removalists, and assessors.

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B)CPCCDE3014A

Next Course 16/12/2019
$480* per participant

Remove Friable Asbestos Training Course (Class A) CPCCDE3015A

Remove Friable Asbestos (Class A)CPCCDE3015A

Next Course 10/01/2020
$830* per participant

Asbestos Removal Supervisor Training Course CPCCBC4051A

Asbestos Removal SupervisorCPCCBC4051A

Next Course 18/12/2019
$580* per participant

Asbestos Assessor Training Course CPCCBC5014A

The Asbestos Assessors CourseCPCCBC5014A

Next Course 23-24/01/2020
$1,800* per participant

General Asbestos Awareness Training Courses

An introduction to asbestos and the health effects of exposure, identifying asbestos and legislative compliance.

Asbestos Awareness & Identification10675NAT

Next Course 17/01/2020
$220* per participant

Asbestos Compliance Training Course for Executives and Property Managers

Asbestos Compliance for PCBU’s & delegatesExecutives, Owners, Managers, Employers & WHS Supervisors

Next Course On Demand
$210*+GST per participant

Working with Asbestos

A practical course designed for home renovators, maintenance personnel and tradespeople working with asbestos.

Working with Asbestos Training Course & Workshop

Working with Asbestos & Workshop

Next Course 17/01/2020
$210* +GST per participant

Questions?

We can answer any questions

We can help you with:

• what course is the most suitable
• what dates are available
• your needs as an individual or a group
• the most convenient training location
• general enrolment queries

Customised training options

Flexible course options

Many of our courses and dates are tailored to groups or individuals. They are often not advertised as upcoming scheduled training events, or at any specific location.

Training anywhere in Australia and New Zealand

Train anywhere in Australia and NZ

In Australia we often train regionally. In New Zealand, we regularly train participants in Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, and around Tauranga.

We are not limited by any specific location, and can train at your facilities or at a training facility near you.

Not sure which course?

See our education pathway below to find what’s right for you:

Nationally Recognised TrainingWorkers Removing Non-Friable Asbestos

Training required for

Removing bonded asbestos containing material

e.g. fibre cement sheeting/cladding/fencing, vinyl floor tiles

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos Training Course (Class B) CPCCDE3014A

Course duration

1 day
plus pre-course reading

Includes practical exercises and open book test

Recognition

Enables you to work for a removalist licensed for class B (non-friable)

Pre-requisite course

Whitecard (Australia) or SiteSafe / Site Safety Passport (NZ)

e.g. Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry – CPCCWHS1001

Nationally Recognised TrainingWorkers Removing Friable Asbestos

Training required for

Removing loose or unbonded asbestos containing material, usually with higher asbestos content, which is readily pulverised/crumbled by hand

e.g. insulation products, asbestos backed vinyl

Remove Friable Asbestos Training Course (Class A) CPCCDE3015A

Course duration

1 day
plus pre-course reading

Includes practical exercises and open book test

Recognition

Enables you to work for a removalist licensed for class A (friable) and class B (non-friable)

Pre-requisite course

Whitecard (Australia) or SiteSafe / Site Safety Passport (NZ)

e.g. Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry – CPCCWHS1001

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B) – CPCCDE3014A

Nationally Recognised TrainingSupervisors

Training required for

Those supervising either non-friable (Class B) or friable (Class A) asbestos removal work to satisfy licensing requirements.

Asbestos Removal Supervisor Training Course CPCCBC4051A

Course duration

1 day
plus pre-course reading

Includes practical exercises and open book test

Recognition

This course fulfils the training requirements for Class A (friable) or Class B (non-friable) supervisors. This will be needed and combined with appropriate experience (1 year for Class B, and 3 years for Class A) before you can become a nominated or registered supervisor for a licensed removalist, as per the Safework/Worksafe authority requirements.

Pre-requisite course

Whitecard (Australia) or SiteSafe / Site Safety Passport (NZ)

e.g. Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry – CPCCWHS1001

Remove Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B) – CPCCDE3014A or

Remove Friable Asbestos (Class A) – CPCCDE3015A

Nationally Recognised TrainingWorkers providing Asbestos Clearance Inspections

Training required for

Anyone intending to become a Licensed Asbestos Assessor under regulation to or intending to improve their inspection/audit skills.

Asbestos Assessor Training Course CPCCBC5014A

Course duration

2 days
plus pre-course reading

Includes practical exercises and written test

Recognition

Enables understanding removal process, and clearance to re-occupy criteria.

Pre-requisite course

Whitecard (Australia) or SiteSafe / Site Safety Passport (NZ)

e.g. Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry – CPCCWHS1001

Nationally Recognised TrainingEmployees, DIYers, Trades and Maintenance Workers, and all those responsible for Health and Safety on a site

Training required for

Stakeholders, workers and interested parties that require minimum suitable and adequate training to recognise and manage asbestos in place.

Asbestos Awareness & Identification Training Course

Course Duration

3-4 hours

Includes basic test

Recognition

Enables understanding in the dangers of asbestos and its management according to work, health and safety requirements.

Pre-requisite course

Nil

Executives, Owners/Managers, Facility and Property Managers, Employers, and WHS Managers

Training required for

Those responsible for Health and Safety across sites and workforces that need to understand and mitigate minimise the potential for financial, perception, or health based liabilities.

Asbestos Compliance Training Course for Executives and Property Managers

Course Duration

3-4 hours

Includes basic test

Recognition

Enables understanding in the dangers of asbestos and its management according to work, health and safety requirements.

Pre-requisite course

Nil

DIYers, Maintenance personnel and tradespeople

Training required for

Any employees that may come across asbestos in their work, particularly dealing with less than 10m2 of non-friable (bonded) material for unlicensed removal work, plus understanding general requirements of all other asbestos related activities. This includes small jobs such as cutting/drilling, sanding, cleaning up of debris, fixing to asbestos cement sheet, and many others.

e.g. Working with fibre cement sheeting/cladding/fencing, vinyl floor tiles.

Working with Asbestos Training Course & Workshop

Course Duration

3-4 hours

Includes basic test

Recognition

Enables basic understanding of the safety requirements for minor tasks when working with asbestos, in particular, under 10m2 of non-friable asbestos containing material (i.e. unlicensed removal work).

Pre-requisite course

Asbestos Awareness & Identification – 10675NAT

*Alternatively, Remove Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B) CPCCDE3014A is a good option, as it equates to the same amount of time as a combined Asbestos Awareness and Working with Asbestos Course.

The courses above comply with the legislative requirements for asbestos removal and asbestos related activity for the specific subject they relate to.

The courses, however, do not represent a removal licence or permission to remove asbestos containing material without a license and/or due notifications (as applicable). Asbestos Removal Licences are issued separately by the regulator (e.g. Safework / Worksafe authority) who require the license holder, in turn, to have suitably trained workers to perform removal work.

To become an Asbestos Removal License Holder

Class A and B licences are administered by the WorkSafe or Safework authority in your jurisdiction. Refer to the Asbestos Removal Licensing Guide in your jurisdiction for information on criteria and how to apply.

A removal license cannot be held without an appropriately trained, experienced and approved supervisor.

Why do I need training?

In simple terms, owners/employers/managers or their delegates must ensure their workers are deemed competent to manage asbestos and prevent (or significantly minimise) the potential for asbestos exposure. Under general Work Health and Safety provisions, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure:

“…that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate.”

More specifically:

“A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure that workers engaged by the person, whom the person reasonably believes may be involved in asbestos removal work or in the carrying out of asbestos-related work, are trained in the identification and safe handling of, and suitable control measures for, asbestos and ACM (asbestos containing material).”

This training requirement deals directly with the removalists, maintenance workers, trades people, labourers, builders, and demolition workers who physically may do work on or near the asbestos containing material.

In addition, those who have responsibility to engage, contract, instruct, facilitate, sub-contract, employ or oversee the work must have a reasonable understanding themselves. That is, they require basic asbestos awareness training (at a minimum) to be able to administer possible asbestos related activities including managing the people directly involved. This is consistent with the aforementioned general training requirements and other asbestos management provisions prescribed in workplace health and safety regulation.

Further workplace regulation details the specific Australian Vocational Education Training (VET) or NZ competency standards required for asbestos removal, and licensing – that Asbestos & You courses comply with.

 

Quoted text derived from harmonised WHS regulation – wording may vary slightly in some jurisdictions, however the context and interpretation of legislation is consistent across Australia and New Zealand.

Australia and NZ Asbestos Removal Training 

All asbestos training packages
are compliant with
Australian and NZ
Work Health and Safety
regulations

Need refresher training?

In Victoria, for example, refresher training is required every year for friable removalists and every two years for non-friable removalists.

Irrespective of where you are in Australia or New Zealand, all training is required to be reviewed periodically to ensure it is “suitable and adequate” for the workforce, the built environment, and associated worker activities. This considers the risk of a person working on or in the vicinity of asbestos containing material, often infrequently with varying site scenarios, where skillsets and appropriate training needs to be maintained to minimise the potential of asbestos exposures.

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