Working Safely With Asbestos Containing Materials

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Cost $355 (GST Exempt)

NOTE: Workers who complete 80% of their work in the ACT may be eligible to recieve a rebate from the ACT Training Fund Authority

Duration 1/2 Day


49 Tennant St Fyshwick ACT 2609

Method of delivery

Combination of theory and skills tasks

Unit of Competency

10852NAT – Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

Prerequisite Units Required

80803ACT – Course in The Identification and Safe Handling of Asbestos, or

10314NAT – Course in Asbestos Awareness, or

10675NAT – Course in Asbestos Awareness

Minimum 16 years old


This course has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the unit of competency Working safely with asbestos containing materials.

A person competent in this unit will be able to identify asbestos containing materials and implement the necessary controls measures before performing work that may involve activity that will potentially liberate the asbestos fibres from their bonding material. This can typically occur when working with existing asbestos cement sheeting (AC sheet) or other asbestos containing material in and around residential dwellings, commercial premises and industrial facilities.

The reference for this unit is the Safework Australia, Code of Practice for How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace(December 2011), industry information provided through the steering committee and industry advisory groups set up to provide specific industry advice.

The reference provides two of the six Recommended Safe Work Practices, namely;-
• Safe work practice 1 – Drilling for asbestos-containing material
• Safe work practice 5 – Working on electrical mounting boards (switchboards) containing asbestos