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Asbestos training funding a 'win-win' for building industry workers

26 September, 2014

Asbestos Worker Program funding, which can save building and construction industry workers $225 and help them meet the end of year deadline for updating their asbestos qualifications, has been further secured by Master Builders.

Master Builders' Manager Training & Licensing, Adam Profke, said the funding from Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is a helping hand for any building industry workers who must complete the compulsory asbestos training to update their asbestos qualifications by 31 December 2014.

"Changes to licensing requirements for the removal of more than 10m² of non-friable asbestos, mean that if you currently work in asbestos removal and want to continue to work legally in this space, you must update your qualifications to this national unit of competency by 31 December 2014," Profke said.

"Any worker removing more than 10m² of non-friable asbestos must be appropriately trained, and this two-day program complies with these regulations and meets the requirements of the national unit of competency.

"This latest round of funding is a win-win for industry workers who must update their qualifications – however places are limited so we're encouraging people to ring and book immediately."

Nationwide compliance audit

Master Builders' Asbestos Worker Program recently came up trumps after a nationwide compliance audit on all asbestos removal training providers. Master Builders was just one of many Registered Training Organisations audited, with the asbestos worker program passing with 100 per cent compliance and receiving positive feedback from the national regulator.

This particular training course fared so well because it is one of the most up-to-date and comprehensive asbestos removal training courses on the market. Master Builders' comprehensive offering also means that workers who complete the program fully understand their obligations when removing asbestos, ensuring they are aware of the correct procedures so they stay safe and minimise the chance of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres.

The program includes two days of face-to-face training that allows attendees to hit the ground running on completion. Course dates are currently scheduled in locations across Queensland during October and November.

For more information or to confirm the availability and your eligibility for funding, contact Master Builders.


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