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Statement of Attainment Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials 10852NAT


This short course will enable you to identify asbestos containing materials and implement the necessary control measures 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.


Statement of Attainment - Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials 10852NAT

Course No:



CIT Bruce 


Face to face 4 hour workshop (which includes one hour of assessment)

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. Subject costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available. The fees below apply unless training as an apprentice or trainee.

Indicative Cost:


Likely Job Outcome:

This training is suitable for tradespeople in the construction industry - carpenters, electricians and plumbers; and for people 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.

Application Type:

Full Fee

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 June 30 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. Persons in an occupation specified in the list available here are required to complete training in 10852NAT - Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials. The amendments will commence on 1 July 2019

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing materials must have:

- completed ASBIRA001 Identify and report asbestos containing materials (10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness) or its successor


- have completed a trade level qualification in the construction industry

- be employed in an ancillary industry occupation where drilling or penetrating ACM would be incidental to the applicants occupation

- be undertaking an apprenticeship in a construction or allied trade

Skills Recognition

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

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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

Core: Complete 1

  • NAT10852001   Working safely with asbestos containing materials
    • CIT Code: BLDG243
      Cost: Full fee $355.00
      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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Certificate II Construction Pathways CPC20220
Statement Attainment Course Asbestos Awareness 11084NAT
Statement Attainment Course Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention 10830NAT

More Information

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