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Remove Friable Asbestos (Class A)

Nationally recognised units of competency
CPCCDE3015 - Remove friable asbestos

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Designed for anyone who is required to manage or remove friable asbestos in Australia.

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Course Details


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

This certification enables commercial operators to meet the training requirements for applying to the relevant State Authority for a Class A (Friable) asbestos removal licence.

National unit of competency

  • CPCCDE3015 - Remove friable asbestos

Course Duration

1 day (allow approximately 8 hours)


  • $795.00 pp for public courses. Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book Now)
  • For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please submit your group booking enquiry here for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

Asbestos-related disease has killed thousands of Australians. Australia and the UK have the highest rates of asbestos-related death in the world. Asbestos is highly toxic, causing a range of lung diseases that are slow to develop but in many cases deadly. While its use is now completely prohibited, there is a growing need to safely dispose of asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM).

Friable asbestos materials are more dangerous than non-friable asbestos and include asbestos that is in a powder form, crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder (can crumble easily with hand pressure).

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to remove friable asbestos containing material (ACM) and asbestos containing dust/debris (ACD). The course includes preparing for friable asbestos removal, constructing enclosures, removing friable ACM, air and health monitoring requirements, and includes decontamination and disposal requirements.

Please note: Pinnacle Safety and Training will not use any asbestos containing material during this training program, however realistic simulation is used.

When friable asbestos containing materials (ACM) are present, or even suspected of being present in the workplace, only qualified personnel are permitted to safely identify, manage or remove it. Any worker removing friable ACM or ACD must be appropriately trained, as outlined in the Work Health & Safety Regulation 2011 and the Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos.

This course is a legal requirement in most states and territories for workers who need to remove friable asbestos. Refer to your State/Territory Authority for more information.

“How will I know if I am eligible for a licence, and how do I apply for one?”

  • Tradespeople, contractors and other business operators: Friable ACM must only be removed under the authority of a Class A (friable) asbestos removal licence issued by the State/Territory Authority. As an employed worker, you must do this course to ensure you can safely remove friable asbestos.
    • Queensland - Doing this course is required before applying for a Class A licence and working with friable asbestos. Asbestos removal supervisors must hold this unit of competency AND the competency CPCCBC4051 Supervise Asbestos Removal AND have at least three years industry experience (see our Supervise Asbestos Removal course). For more information and details of how to apply for a licence, please see WorkSafe Queensland.

  • Homeowners: homeowners should not attempt to manage or remove friable asbestos. Leave it to the professionals.

Course Outline

Our nationally recognised one-day remove friable asbestos course is designed for a worker who is required to manage or remove friable asbestos containing material (ACM) in Australia. The course includes preparing, enclosing and removing friable ACM, and knowledge of decontamination and disposal requirements. This training course is taught by experienced instructors who will outline theory and practical scenarios that are relevant to your work site. This training course is very hands on with at least 50% of the time allotted to the practical aspects of operating in an asbestos-contaminated worksite.

  • Legislative requirements and compliance
  • Licensing requirements
  • Hazards of asbestos and health effects
  • Planning and preparing for asbestos removal
  • Completion of risk assessment, asbestos registers and management plans
  • Full enclosure setup, testing and removal
  • Carry out asbestos removal process
  • Decontamination of workers, plant and equipment (three phase process)
  • Correct asbestos disposal techniques
  • Clean up work site
  • Contribute to and use documentation in line with regulatory requirements

Course Inclusions

  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training
  • Training is conducted by experienced industry experts
  • Plenty of practical hands on training
  • Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment on successful completion

Each Trainee Must Provide

Participants must

  • Be at least 15 years of age

Clothing/PPE requirements

  • Participants must wear long pants and closed shoes (high-vis and steel-caps not required, but are welcome).
  • This training is realistic, somewhat physical and may involve working in hot or cold environments whilst suited up in PPE. It is important that all personnel who attend this course have a suitable level of fitness and are willing and capable of moving about in a small enclosed room, and wearing face masks.
  • This course requires practice in wearing correct, full PPE and undertaking personal decontamination techniques, therefore participants must be prepared to wear shorts and T-shirt under coveralls.
  • Participants must bring additional clothing - shorts, singlet top/T-shirt and a pair of thongs (flip-flops) for the practical activity.

Mandatory Prerequisites

  • All participants must hold CPCCOHS1001A - ‘Work safely in the construction industry’ obtained after 11 May 2009 OR CPCCWHS1001/CPCWHS1001 - ‘Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’. This is commonly known as a ‘White Card’.
  • If you do not provide this by the business day prior to your course commencement, your enrolment will be cancelled, and you will not be permitted entry to the course. If this occurs, our terms and conditions will apply and therefore your course fee will not be refunded nor held in credit.
  • If you need to obtain or renew your White Card, this can be done with us at a discounted rate prior to your training day - see our White Card course here.
  • NOTE: If your White Card was issued prior to 11 May 2009, we cannot recognise this as a valid prerequisite as it does not prove that you were assessed against the correct unit of competency.
  • Participants must supply proof of attainment of either CPCCDE3014A - Remove Non-Friable Asbestos or CPCCDE3014 - Remove Non-Friable Asbestos (unless gained through Pinnacle).
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