Course / qualification / unit code and title
CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos
CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos
CPCCBC4051A Supervise asbestos removal
Asbestos class A and B removal and supervision
This course is designed for individuals in the construction industry who have the need to conduct and oversee the safe removal of both friable and non-friable asbestos containing materials (ACM) from worksites and dispose of it in accordance with environmental and safety regulations.
This involves the planning the removal process, supervision and preparation of the work area and the work site. Using safe and compliant removal practices and maintaining safety procedures. Supervising and applying decontamination and removal procedures.
Specific areas of high risk are those involved in:
• Retrofitting and renovating existing homes and commercial building
• Construction and installers who engage in trenching on pre-existing developed sites
• Employees and contractors working on commercial and heavy industry sites where asbestos was used extensively.
All participants are required to have completed the CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or equivalent. Participants must present either a certificate or statement of attainment with this unit include or show their Construction Industry White Card on enrolment to be accepted on this course.
The program is divided into 10 sessions that are conducted over 3 days. The course is presented in a variety of ways to ensure a strong teaching and learning environment is maintained including participants to demonstrating competence in practical scenarios. The program is trainer centred and guest speakers may be invited to participate.
24 Hours (three days).
The course provides skills and abilities to safely remove friable and non-friable asbestos, and also the requirements to supervise such activities, but see Licensing and registration information below.
On successful completion of this course, the participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the three units. In addition learners will be provided with an industry Blue Card.
Licensing and registration information
Licensing requirements vary based on whether the State or Territory has accepted the WHS harmonised legislation. For States that operate under this legislation, then an individual will require the units of this course to be able to conduct Asbestos removal and or supervision. Note: The organisation for which the individual works must also must be registered the relevant work safe.
For States that have not adopted the WHS harmonised legislation (e.g. Victoria), Worksafe require the organisation to be licensed and to use trained operatives (who have attend a course at an approved training organisation) – PICAC is approved by Worksafe Victoria.
The course is delivered over 3 days at the PICAC campus. In addition learners will need to undertake approximately 2 hours of self-study per day.
Training for this course will be conducted at the PICAC campus or other approved and suitable location. The PICAC facility has a purpose built practical training area for the Asbestos classes.
Subject to timetabling and minimum student numbers, this program can be delivered either during the:
• daytime for candidates required to complete skills development required for in house training by employers or
• daytime or evening for self-employed or unsponsored employees wishing to advance their skills.
The program involves both classroom delivery and practical demonstrations and practice. The classroom activity will involve the background to the Asbestos problem, identification of ACMs, legal and regulatory requirements and approaches to the safe removal of ACMs.
Assessment are designed to verify that you are competent in safely removing all ACMs and to be able to supervise this activity. To confirm that you are competent you will be observed demonstrating and role-playing your skills. In addition, you will need to complete written question and answer learning checks to confirm you understanding of Asbestos Knowledge, Control Measures, Removal and Supervisor Actions.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
As this course is conducted primarily as a Worksafe Victoria or similar assured program, recognition of prior learning may not be offered. It is unlikely that RPL would be granted on experience alone and that a demonstration of skills and the application of knowledge will be required to meet regulatory requirements.
Applications for RPL may be considered where there is clear justification – in which case candidates will be required to complete all assessments identified here.
Please contact PICAC if you are considering RPL to discuss.
Category A: $0*
Training participant is a fully financial PPTEU member. May be registered in training course by self or employer.
Category B: $570
Training participant is a Master Plumbers, AMCA or NFIA Association member.
Category C: $750
Training participant is not a member of PPTEU, Master Plumbers, AMCA or NFIA.
Note that this is an expression of interest only and does not guarantee enrolment. Confirmation of course enrolment will be forwarded to you in writing.