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The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.70 MB) has requirements for training of workers carrying out licensed asbestos removal work. Licensed asbestos removalists must ensure workers hold certification in the new VET courses for asbestos removal that are relevant to the class of asbestos removal work being carried out (that is, either friable asbestos removal under class 'A' asbestos removal work or non-friable asbestos removal under class 'B' asbestos removal work), and must also be provided with site/job specific training.

Up to 31 December 2013, transitional training requirements apply to licensed asbestos removal work being carried out under transitional class 'A' asbestos removal licence or transitional class 'B' asbestos removal licence.

Queensland Health requires home renovators and owner builders to attend training to hold a certificate to remove more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos. Class 'B' asbestos removal licences currently held by homeowners and owner-builders will continue to be valid until 31 December 2013.

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