Asbestos training

Businesses, employers and other PCBUs have a general duty to provide information, training and instructions to their workers. However asbestos work carries with it specific training and licencing requirements.

There are specific training requirements for asbestos work. This is in addition to the general training requirements required as part of your primary duty of care to provide information, training and instruction.

If you are an employer or business (or other PCBU) who carries out removal work (or may come into contact with asbestos), you must ensure that you and you workers complete asbestos awareness training.

If loose fill asbestos insulation or naturally occurring asbestos is likely to be found at a workplace, you must provide training in how to identify and manage the associated risks and hazards.

Asbestos removal training for workers

Workers must complete the specified VET course before carrying out asbestos work.

If you're a worker who supervises asbestos removal, there is additional training you'll need to do.

If you're a licensed asbestos removalist, you must also provide information and training to asbestos removal workers to make sure the work is carried out in accordance with the asbestos removal control plan. Contact us if you need more advice on asbestos removal control plans.

Licence types

A Class A asbestos removal licence allows a licence holder to remove friable asbestos and non-friable asbestos and asbestos contaminated dust (ACD).

A Class B asbestos removal licence allows a licence holder to remove non-friable asbestos and ACD associated with the removal of non-friable asbestos.

See the guide for applicants for asbestos removal and asbestos assessor licences and notifications for more information or call us on 13 10 50.

Record keeping

You must keep training records while the worker is carrying out the work and for five years after the worker finished. Training records must be readily accessible at the asbestos removal area.

Find a trainer

Only registered training organisations (RTOs) with SafeWork approval can deliver asbestos removal, assessor or supervisor training in NSW. Asbestos licence applications will only be considered if training has been undertaken with a SafeWork approved RTO.

SafeWork approved RTOs
RTO detailsApproved for

Advance Consulting & Training
Unit 4/78 Cahors Road
Padstow NSW 2211

Phone: 02 9635 4444
Email: info@advanceohs.com.au
website: www.advanceohs.com.au

Class B
Alertforce
16/13-15 Wollongong Road
Arncliffe NSW 2205

Phone: 1800 900 222
Email: service@alertforce.com.au  
Website: www.alertforce.com.au
Class B, Supervisor, Assessor
Coates Hire Operations Pty Ltd
(delivered by Viable Training Pty Ltd.)
46 Williamson Rd
Ingleburn NSW 2560


Phone: 1300 657 867
Email: training@coateshire.com.au
Website: www.coateshire.com.au/training/

Class A, Class B, Supervisor

Health and Safety Advisory Service Pty Ltd
Campus 1, 19 Pullman Place
Emu Plains NSW 2774

Phone: 02 4739 9748
Email: delander@bigpond.net.au
Website: safetyadserv.com

Class A, Class B, Supervisor, Assessor

Master Builders Association
5 Burbank Place
Norwest NSW 2153

Phone: 02 8586 3588
Email: training@mbansw.asn.au
Website: www.mbansw.asn.au

Class B, Supervisor

Newcastle Rescue and Consultancy Pty Ltd
Unit 1, 6 Pippita Close
Beresfield NSW 2322

Phone: 1300 356 686
Email: training@newcastlerescue.com.au
Website: www.newcastlerescue.com.au

Class A, Class B, Supervisor
Pinnacle Height Safety Pty Ltd
1/139 Beaconsfield Road
Silverwater NSW 2128

Phone: 1300 990 810
Email: info@pinnaclesafety.com.au
Website: www.pinnaclesafety.com.au
Class A, Class B, Supervisor

RTO Safety Training Pty Ltd     
395 Guildford Road
Guildford NSW 2161

Phone:  02 9892 3370
Email:  luke@sydneysafety.com.au
Website: www.sydneysafety.com.au

Class A, Class B, Supervisor

TAFE NSW – Dubbo Campus
S Block, Myall Street,
DUBBO NSW 2830

Phone: 13 16 01
Website: www.tafensw.edu.au/locations/western-nsw/dubbo

Class B, Supervisor

TAFE NSW – Wagga Wagga Campus
Cnr Macleay and Coleman Streets
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Phone: 13 16 01
Website: www.tafensw.edu.au/locations/riverina/wagga-wagga

Class B, Supervisor

Get approval as a trainer

RTOs already registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) can apply to us for approval to deliver asbestos removal and asbestos assessor trainer in NSW. Find out how.

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