CPCCDE3014 Remove non-friable asbestos

This two-day course equips students with the skills and knowledge required to obtain a SafeWork licence for the removal of non-friable asbestos. In NSW, this course is required to be undertaken to remove more than 10m² of non-friable asbestos.

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Although it has not been used in construction since the 1980s, asbestos and asbestos containing materials remain a significant workplace safety risk today. Its widespread use and longevity mean that many older buildings can still contain significant amounts of asbestos.

Exposure to asbestos can cause significant, and in many cases, fatal illnesses including mesothelioma and other cancers. Undertaking renovation or demolition work on a building constructed prior to its banning can involve needing to disturb or remove asbestos.

While working with any amount of asbestos can present serious risks when not done by a competent person, if the amount of non-friable (or bonded) asbestos being removed equals 10m² or more, then it is a legal requirement in NSW that this competency be held by the person undertaking the work.

Non-friable asbestos comes in many forms and is commonly found in the form of asbestos cement sheeting. These sheets were used as wall cladding, roof cladding, as backing material in wet areas like bathrooms, laundries and kitchens, as well as in some fencing materials.

Please note participants in this course are required to have previously completed CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work in the construction industry before they can undertake training in this course. Please see below for additional prerequisite and course entry requirements.

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About this course

This course teaches participants the correct safe handling and removal of non-friable asbestos. Participants will learn how to prepare a site, undertake removal, decontamination of the site and PPE, as well as completion of relevant documentation.

Duration: 2 days (16 hours)

Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Course objectives and content

  • Preparing for asbestos removal
  • Prepare asbestos removal area and removal site
  • Isolate removal site
  • Carry out asbestos removal process
  • Carry out decontamination process
  • Clean up work site

Qualifications for successful participants

Statement of attainment in:

CPCCDE3014 Remove non-friable asbestos

Training participants decontaminating themselves following asbestos removal.

Not removing asbestos?

If you are not removing asbestos or asbestos contaminated materials, you may still need to be competent in identifying areas of possible asbestos contamination. HSE offers nationally recognised training in asbestos awareness with our half-day 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness.

Completing the 11084NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness is mandatory in the ACT for all workers who are reasonably likely to work with asbestos or ACMs. Although other jurisdictions do not require this training, HSE recommends avoiding non-accredited asbestos awareness training as certificates from these courses may not be recognised by some employers, PCBUs or job sites.

Height Safety Engineers also offers 10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials, as a follow-up to the asbestos awareness training course. This course gives participants the skills and knowledge needed to safely cut into, drill into or undertake other minor works on asbestos sheeting and other asbestos containing materials.

Like the asbestos awareness course, the working safely with asbestos containing materials training is a requirement to be undertaken by those working in a range of different occupations, before they are allowed to undertake work in the Australian Capital Territory.

For comprehensive asbestos safety training, HSE strongly recommends students undertaking 11084NAT Course in asbestos awareness also complete 10852NAT Course in working safely with asbestos containing materials.

CPCCDE3014 Remove non-friable asbestos FAQs


Participants must bring with them 100 points of identification. This is required by SafeWork NSW before the Class B asbestos removal licence can be issued.

Course participants should also be clean shaven when they arrive for training. Asbestos PPE cannot be donned correctly if the participant has facial hair, meaning they cannot be found competent during the assessment. Participants arriving with facial hair will be required to shave prior to undertaking training.

This course also requires that participants have successfully completed CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry prior to training. A statement of attainment must be presented to HSE before training can begin.

Any person who, in their workplace, may be involved in the removal of non-friable asbestos.

This training applies not only to those supervising asbestos removal works, but to entry-level team members performing the work. This training is relevant to a broad range of industries involved in the demolition, renovation and modification of existing buildings including cleaners, architects, plumbers, labourers, landscapers, engineers, fencers, glaziers, locksmiths and professional handymen.

Unfortunately, this training course is only available at HSE Sydney, Ingleburn.

Please call our team to discuss your needs should you wish to undertake training at our HSE Dubbo training centre, or another location.

Additional information about training at HSE

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.

A literacy and numeracy quiz will be conducted prior to the start of the course. This assists us in providing adequate course material to all our students. It is recommended that participants have:

  • Numeracy skills to
    • calculate basic sums using addition, substraction, multiplication and division.
    • locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signage.
  • Reading skills so
    • identify and interpret information from workplace procedures, documentation and regulations.
    • follow safety instructions that are written in English.
  • Writing skills to
    • produce or complete written documents and forms commonly required in the workplace.
    • maintain records of tests and results.
    • form short sentences and paragraphs in English.
  • Communication skills to
    • use a range of techniques and systems to communicate with others.
    • ask clarifying questions.
    • inform others of hazards and report incidents.
    • communicate required actions.
    • verbally communicate with others in English.
  • Problem solving skills to
    • identify hazards and risks.
    • select and implement risk control measures.
  • Computer skills to
    • follow basic instructions to access specific websites.
    • answer multiple choice questions.
    • save documents.


Some courses will have practical components that require participants to physically push, pull, carry or climb. Participants with physical limitations are urged to speak to their trainer prior to completing practical activities to determine if reasonable adjustments can be accommodated. Participants who cannot perform practical components may be issued a certificate of attendance in lieu of the statement of attainment.

Participants must also be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia. They must also provide us with a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment. If you do not have a USI, one can be created here: CLICK HERE.

Some courses will have prerequisite training that will need to be completed prior to undertaking the selected course. A statement of attainment for the prerequisite course must be presented prior to the start of training. Please refer to the FAQ section, above, for details of any prerequisites your course may have.

Height Safety Engineers does not offer recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer due to the high-risk nature of our training courses. It is also anticipated that participants will be new entrants or refreshing knowledge and skills in the area of study.

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 training@heightsafety.net. 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.

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.

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators

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Simply click the enquiry button above. If you have any questions, please contact our training team on 1300 884 978. We would be happy to provide you with any more information you might need.