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Asbestos awareness

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Gain a basic awareness of asbestos - where it may be found; its health hazards; and the safety control measures that should be applied to prevent exposure of workers and others.
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* Prices include GST. The course fee does not include required resources (if applicable).


3 hours

Delivery mode

Virtual classroom


HIA Training Coordinator

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Essential information

What's it all about?
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This training course provides building construction and maintenance workers with a basic awareness of asbestos, where it may be found, its health hazards, and the safety control measures that should be applied to prevent exposure of workers and others.

For ACT workers: WorkSafe ACT requires that all workers who may come into contact with asbestos should be provided with awareness training. ACT WorkSafe inspectors require evidence that workers have been provided with appropriate training or some other way that the requirement under the legislation has been met.

On successful completion of this short course, you will be issued with a HIA Statement of Completion.

What do I need before I start?
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To start this program, you must have:

  • a good understanding of English in reading, writing and communication skills

You can check your knowledge by contacting HIA Training on 1300 650 620.

What will I learn?
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You will learn:

  • identification of asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the workplace
  • health effects of asbestos exposure
  • asbestos and the law
  • duty of care
How long will it take?
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4 hours of face-to-face learning time.

What will it cost?
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Prices can be viewed on our government subsidised training page.

What resources will I require?
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Pen and writing paper.

Course sessions

Session type Date Time
Session 1 Tue 16 August 2022 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Members price Non-members price
$165.00 $275.00

Who would do this training?

  • Construction industry workers, including licensed and unlicensed tradespeople, painters, window installers, cabinet makers, fencers, labourers
  • Workers who enter ceiling cavities, including pest spray operators, insulation installers, air-conditioning installers, maintenance and repair workers, persons making recommendations on or improving solar capacity for a property
  • Some agricultural industry workers, including some farmers and landscapers
  • Workers involved in the removal, maintenance or repair of any products or infrastructure likely to contain asbestos, eg brake pads, backyard ponds, swimming pools, sheds, letter boxes, insulation, lagging, cement, sheeting, roofing and flooring

Am I eligible for funding?

Find out more about eligibility criteria.

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Got any questions?

If you're still looking for more information on training, give us a call or hit enquire now and we'll get back to you.

1300 650 620

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Government subsidised funding