Asbestos removal and assessor licences
If your business is involved in removing asbestos material you will need to obtain an appropriate licence.
Friable asbestos - class A asbestos removal licence
A 'class A' asbestos removal licence is for businesses removing friable asbestos. Class A asbestos removal licence holders must ensure the removal of friable asbestos is directly supervised by a nominated supervisor.
Nominated supervisors for class A asbestos removal work must be at least 18 years old and have at least 3 years or relevant industry experience. The nominated supervisor must also have certification in both:
- CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos
- CPCCBC4051A Supervise asbestos removal.
Class A asbestos removal licence holders are also authorised to carry out class B asbestos removal work.
Non-friable (bonded) asbestos - class B asbestos removal licence
A 'class B' asbestos removal licence is for businesses removing 10m2 or more of non-friable asbestos. The licence does not authorise the removal of friable asbestos (class A asbestos removal work).
Where class B asbestos removal work is being carried out by more than one person, the licence holder must ensure a supervisor is readily available to the workers carrying out the asbestos removal work.
A class B asbestos removal work supervisor must be at least 18 years old and have at least one year of relevant industry experience. The supervisor must have certification in:
- CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos
- CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos.
When applying for a class B asbestos removal licence, the applicant does not need to provide Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) with details about supervisors for class B asbestos removal work.
Although a licence is not required to remove less than 10m2 of non-friable asbestos material, all asbestos removal work must be carried out properly using safe work procedures. Refer to the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulation 2011 (WHS regulation) and How to safely remove asbestos - Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 784KB) for more information.
Asbestos removal licences issued under the WHS Regulation 2011 are valid for a period of 5 years.
The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) has a service summary of the following Asbestos licences:
Apply for an asbestos removal licence
Download and complete Form 80 - Application for asbestos removal licence for Class A or Class B (PDF, 262KB), ensuring required documents are attached.
How to apply for an asbestos assessor licence
Download and complete Form 81 - Application for asbestos assessor licence (PDF, 724KB).
- Read the Guide for asbestos applicants - Asbestos removal and asbestos assessor licence and notifications (PDF, 195KB) to find out more about removing asbestos safely.
- Find a RTO offering asbestos removal and courses.
- Find out more about work health and safety licensing.