Training requirements for asbestos licence holders
Workers must complete the relevant VET course/s 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.
|Courses to be completed at SafeWork approved RTO||Class A – Friable Asbestos Removal||Class B – Non-Friable Asbestos Removal||Asbestos Assessor||Supervise Non-Friable Asbestos Removal||Supervise Friable Asbestos Removal|
|CPCCDE3014A Remove Non-friable Asbestos||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|CPCCDE3015A Remove Friable Asbestos||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|CPCCBC4051A Supervise Asbestos Removal||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|CPCCBC5014A Conduct Asbestos Assessment associated with removal||No||No||Yes* (see below)||No||No|
* Alternatively, a tertiary qualification in occupational health and safety or industrial hygiene or science of building construction or environmental health (diploma level and above)
Important to note for all licences
Pre-requisite for all above training is successful completion of Work health and Safety General Construction Induction course.
Completing the training above does not result in getting the relevant asbestos licence. Once training is complete, workers need to gain on-the-job experience before being eligible to apply for a licence.
Learn more about applying for an asbestos licence and the required experience.