How to get an Asbestos removal License?

A person conducting a business or undertaking who commissions the removal of asbestos in a workplace is to ensure that the asbestos removal work is carried out only by a licensed asbestos removalist who is appropriately licensed to carry out the asbestos removal work. The only case where this is not relevant is when the WHS Regulations specify that a license is not needed. 

 

The table below shows the license classes in QLD and NSW:

 

Type of LicenseWhat asbestos can be removed?
Class A

Can remove any amount or quantity of asbestos or ACM (asbestos containing materials), including:

  • any amount of friable asbestos or ACM
  • any amount of ACD (asbestos containing dust)
  • any amount of non-friable asbestos or ACM
Class B

Can remove:

  • „„ any amount of non-friable asbestos or ACM
    Note: A Class B licence is required for removal of more than
    10 m2 (square metres) of non friable asbestos or ACM but the
    licence holder can also remove up to 10 m2 of non-friable asbestos
    or ACM.
  • „„ ACD associated with the removal of non-friable asbestos
    or ACM.
    Note: A Class B licence is required for removal of ACD associated
    with the removal of more than 10 m² of non-friable asbestos or
    ACM but the licence holder can also remove ACD associated with
    removal of up to 10m² of non friable asbestos
    or ACM.
No license requiredCan remove:
  • „„ up to 10 m2 of non-friable asbestos or ACM
  • „„ ACD that is:

- associated with the removal of less than 10 m2 of
non-friable asbestos or ACM
- not associated with the removal of friable or non-friable
asbestos and is only a minor contamination.

 

 

Okay- so you know the types of licenses but how do you actually get one?

 

 

 

Queensland B class License

 

To get a B class license in QLD you must complete CPCCDE3014A Remove non friable asbestos or CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos, complete the application form and pay a fee.

 

 

Queensland A class License

 

To get an A class license you must complete CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos, demonstrate proof that each named supervisor has completed CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos and CPCCBC4051A Supervise asbestos removal, provide evidence that each named supervisor has at least 3 years experience in friable asbestos removal, show evidence that you have a safety management system certified as being compliant with AS 4801:2001, and lastly have completed the application form and payed the application fee.

 

 

For more information on getting an asbestos removal license in QLD please visit this Work Cover QLD information page.

 

 

 

New South Wales B class License

 

To get a B class license you must complete CPCCDE3014A Remove non friable asbestos, have a nominated supervisor that has completed CPCCDE3014A Remove non friable asbestos and CPCCBC4051A Supervise asbestos removal and holds at least 1 year of industry experience in non friable asbestos removal. You must also complete the application form and pay the application fee.

 

 

New South Wales A class License

 

To get an A class license in NSW you must complete CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos, have a nominated supervisor who holds CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos and CPCCBC4051A Supervise asbestos removal and has at least 3 years industry experience in friable asbestos removal. You must also have a certified safety management system that complies with AS 4801: 2001. You must also complete the application form and pay the application fee.

 

 

For more information on getting an asbestos removal license in NSW please visit the Workcover NSW page.

 

 

Remember that if you are a worker working under a PCBU that is a license holder, you do not have to hold a license,  however you do need to be competent in the type of asbestos you are removing.

 

All of our asbestos training covers the information you need to assist you in applying for an asbestos removal license. To book into one of our enjoyable courses please contact us on 1300 336 003.

 

 

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