CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos
This is a short course for individuals in the construction industry who have the need to safely remove non-friable asbestos containing materials (ACM) from worksites and dispose of it in accordance with environmental and safety regulations. It will provide participants with an understanding of the nature, health hazards and regulatory requirements for identification and removal of asbestos containing material.
Prerequisites / entry requirements
All participants are required to have completed the CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or an equivalent unit. Participants must present either a Certificate or Statement of Attainment* with this unit itemised to be accepted on this course. Where learners are unable to produce this evidence, they will be required to undertake this course first – details on request.
*If you have completed the course at an RTO since 1st Jan 2015, then you can give us permission to see your course transcript on the USI system instead.
This one day program is designed to provide an appropriate level of training for Class B (non-friable) asbestos removal.
8 hours (one day).
The course provides skills and abilities to safely remove non-friable asbestos but see Licensing and registration information below.
On successful completion of this course, the participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit. 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 1 day at the PICAC campus.
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 friable and non-friable 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 non-friable ACMs. 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 relating to Asbestos Knowledge and Removal.
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: $265
Training participant is a Master Plumbers, AMCA or NFIA Association member.
Category C: $350
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.