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Supervise Asbestos Removal Training

Nationally recognised units of competency

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Designed for asbestos removal supervisors, which are required in a range of both friable and non-friable asbestos removal jobs.

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Sydney - Silverwater Fri, Jul 08, 2022 (7:30am)
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Course Details


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

National unit of competency

  • CPCCDE4008 - Supervise asbestos removal

Pinnacle Safety and Training are a SafeWork NSW Approved Training Provider (#800302) for CPCCDE4008 Supervise asbestos removal. For more information see below.

Course Duration

1 day (allow approximately 10 hours)


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).

Nominated supervisors are legally required in both friable and non-friable asbestos removal jobs (see circumstances below). Successful completion of this unit is required to be deemed a supervisor.

This unit specifies the outcomes required to supervise the removal process for friable and non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM). The unit includes planning for and supervising the removal process, including preparing the work area and the work site, using safe and compliant removal practices, maintaining safety procedures, and supervising the decontamination and removal processes.

Ensuring compliance with the asbestos removal control plan (ARCP) is central to the effective performance of the role. This includes ensuring and documenting that required air monitoring and other testing and certification processes are conducted by licensed asbestos assessors according to legislation.

Course Outline

  • Plan for asbestos removal.
  • Prepare site for removal.
  • Supervise testing, compliance and documentation in consultation with the licensed asbestos assessor and the asbestos removalist.
  • Oversee removal and decontamination processes.
  • Supervise and support team members.

When is a supervisor required?

Friable Asbestos - “any amount” Non-Friable Asbestos - “more than one person removing”

A ‘class A’ asbestos removal licence is for businesses removing any amount of friable asbestos (material that contains asbestos and is in a powder form or that can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry). Class A asbestos removal licence holders must ensure the removal of friable asbestos is directly supervised by a nominated supervisor.

Nominated supervisors for class A asbestos removal work must be at least 18 years old and have at least three years of relevant industry experience. The nominated supervisor must also have certification in CPCCDE3015 or CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos and CPCCBC4051A or CPCCDE4008 Supervise asbestos removal.

Where class B asbestos removal work is being carried out by more than one person, the licence holder must ensure a supervisor is readily available to the workers carrying out the asbestos removal work.

A class B asbestos removal work supervisor must be at least 18 years old and have at least one year of relevant industry experience. The supervisor must have certification in CPCCDE3014A or CPCCDE3014 Remove non-friable asbestos or CPCCDE3015A or CPCCDE3015 Remove friable asbestos.

Once I have completed this training, do I have to apply for a supervisor licence?

No. You will need to hold either a class A or class B licence (depending on what type of asbestos removal you will be supervising). Successful completion of this unit of competency is all that is required to be deemed a supervisor. No additional licence is necessary.

State-specific information:

New South Wales - If you are a supervisor of Class B (non-friable) asbestos removal in NSW, this course is mandatory i.e. you must hold CPCCBC4051A or CPCCDE4008 -Supervise asbestos removal’.

Course Inclusions

  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training
  • Training conducted by experienced industry experts
  • Please note: Pinnacle Safety and Training will not use any asbestos containing material during this training program.

Mandatory Prerequisites

Participants must

  • Be at least 15 years of age


  • All participants must hold CPCCOHS1001A - ‘Work safely in the construction industry’ obtained after 11 May 2009 OR CPCCWHS1001 - ‘Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’. This is commonly known as a ‘White Card’.
  • All participants must also hold EITHER CPCCDE3014A or CPCCDE3014 - ‘Remove non-friable asbestos’ OR CPCCDE3015A or CPCCDE3015 - ‘Remove friable asbestos’
  • If you do not supply your White Card to your trainer on the first day of training 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.
  • 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 CPCCOHS1001A unit of competency.


SafeWork NSW require that participants must supply original evidence of identity (EOI) documents that add up to at least 100 points. Within these documents participants must be able to show:

  • a photo
  • date of birth (minimum age 15 years)
  • signature
  • current residential address
  • Click here to view document types and their associated points.
  • These documents must be supplied to the trainer on the first day of training. Failure to supply the required documents will result in exclusion from the course and rebooking fees will apply.

I’ve got to say the trainer was absolutely incredible. It’s not often you find someone so passionate about their trade and that is so unassuming or un-condescending in his teachings especially since students are from all walks of life. Extremely satisfied and will definitely recommend Pinnacle in the future.

Gary P. - Brisbane, QLD

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