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One-day asbestos safety training

Combine 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness and 10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials.

This one-day course equips participants with the skills to identify potential asbestos contamination and undertake minor works on areas comprised of asbestos containing materials.

Asbestos was a common building and construction material used widely until the 1980s. It is known as one of the most insidious and dangerous substances a person can easily come across, as buildings from the era when it was used are still plentiful across Australia.

When loose asbestos fibres are inhaled or swallowed, it can lead to an incurable form of cancer known as mesothelioma. For tradespeople, inadvertent exposure can occur easily if asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are not identified prior to undertaking work.

Knowing how to spot areas where asbestos contamination is likely and then working safely with those ACMs are skills every tradesperson should have from the very start of their career.

While other asbestos awareness courses are on the market, holding a nationally accredited statement of attainment means your training will be recognised anywhere in Australia. This is especially important for those working in the ACT where these specific competencies must be held for those working in some specific occupations/trades. (You can check the lists here and here).

This course combines two individual half-day courses into one full day of training. If you only require 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness or 10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials, you can find information of those courses by clicking on the buttons below.

About this course

Duration: 1 Day (4 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 20:1


This one-day asbestos safety course combines 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness and 10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials.

In the morning, participants will complete 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness. This course equips participants with the skills and knowledge to identify where asbestos and asbestos containing materials may be present. It also provides understanding of the hazards and risks associated with asbestos exposure and outlines precautions that need to be taken if asbestos is present in the workplace.

The course also covers asbestos reporting procedures and the general duty of care that must be observed by everyone on the job site.

The afternoon session involves the completion of 10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials. This course covers worksite preparation and the personal protective equipment requirements of working with ACMs. It also provides instruction in safe drilling and cutting techniques that should be used when working with asbestos and asbestos containing materials.

The course also teaches participants how to safely decontaminate themselves and their equipment once work is finished.

Qualifications for successful participants

Statement of Attainment in:

11084NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness
10852NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

Additional course information

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness.

Participation in the 10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials requires participants to have successfully completed the 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness session in the morning.

All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia. They must provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

10675NAT Course in asbestos awareness is mandatory for those working in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) where the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU, for example, an employer) reasonably believes there may be asbestos or asbestos containing material involved in the work.

10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials is a mandatory requirement for any person working in the ACT in the following occupation types, as well as anyone else who may encounter asbestos or ACMs

  • Air-conditioning and mechanical services plumber
  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic
  • Cabler (data and telecommunications)
  • Electrical or telecommunications trades assistant
  • Electrician (general and special class)
  • Gas fitter
  • Plumber (general)
  • Plumber’s assistant
  • Telecommunications technician
Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer is not available for this accredited course.

Learner support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course Fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site.

Ready to enrol your team in our asbestos safety course?

Simply click the ‘enquire’ button above. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 1300 884 978, we’d be happy to provide you with any more information that you might need.