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Statement of Attainment Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials 10559NAT


In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to identify asbestos containing materials and implement the necessary controls before performing work that may involve activity that will potentially liberate the asbestos fibres from their bonding material. This can typically occur when working with existing asbestos cement sheeting (AC sheet) or other asbestos containing material in and around residential dwellings and commercial premises.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials 10559NAT
Program No: SA-BD30
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: This program will be a face-to-face, 4 hour workshop.
Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $495
Likely Job Outcome: This training is suitable for tradespeople in the construction industry - carpenters, electricians and plumbers; and if you are employed in the renovation, home maintenance or extensions type of work. It is related to minimising the risks of exposure to asbestos if you are required to drill or cut holes in it.
Enrolment Type: Skills Training

Additional Information

ACT workers likely to encounter materials containing asbestos are required to complete the mandated 10675NAT – Course in Asbestos Awareness that came into effect in the ACT on 30 June 2014.

Further to this, recent amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 mandate that people in occupations that are likely to work with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must complete an approved training course in working safely with asbestos. Workers in an occupation specified in the Access Canberra list available here, are required to complete training in 10559NAT - Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials.
The amendments will commence on 1 July 2019.

Entry Requirements / How to Enrol

Entrant to the course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials must:
A. have completed a trade level qualification in the construction or allied industry.
B. be employed in an ancillary industry occupation where drilling or penetrating ACM would be incidental to the applicant’s occupation
C. be undertaking an apprenticeship in a construction or allied trade.

Students are required to have completed 10675NAT – Course in Asbestos Awareness as pre-requisite training for this program.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 1 subject

Complete 1 subject

  • WSFACM001A   Working safely with asbestos containing materials
    • CIT Code: BLDG241
      Cost: Full fee $495.00
      Description: This unit specifies the essential outcomes for safely and effectively drilling, penetrating/cutting and fixing to asbestos containing material (ACM), and the performance criteria by which competency is to be assessed. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email