How do I apply for a Restricted Asbestos Removal Licence?

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A Restricted Asbestos Removal Licence allows the licence holder, or people employed by the licence holder, to remove amounts exceeding 10 square metres of bonded (non-friable) asbestos, but not friable asbestos. 

The licence is valid for a period of three years and is endorsed with a number of conditions that relate to the way asbestos removal work is carried out.

It is a requirement for the grant of an initial Restricted Asbestos Removal Licence that the Nominated Supervisor completes the following two VET courses;

  • CPCCBC4008 Supervise asbestos removal or its replacement, and
  • CPCCDE3014 Remove non-friable asbestos or its replacement, or

DMIRS will also accept WSRAL001 until 31 December 2021.

Before applying for a Restricted Asbestos Removal Licence, the Nominated Supervisor must first complete the above two VET courses, or WSRAL001 which will be accepted only up until 31 December 2021. All courses must be provided by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

The Nominated Supervisor must also demonstrate substantial and varied experience in planning and supervising the removal of bonded asbestos. For example, but not limited to, developing or contributing to the formulation of risk assessments and the asbestos removal control plans, and safe method work statements for asbestos removal jobs.

The Nominated Supervisor may also be the Licence Holder. For example, a sole operator who owns a company and performs the role of the Nominated Supervisor.

The application must include: 

  • A completed Application form signed by a person who is legally liable for, and authorised to sign documents on behalf of the licensed entity (licence holder);
  • The applicable application fee
  • A Statement of Attainment for the two VET courses or (up until 31 December 2021) a Statement of Completion for the Restricted Asbestos WSRAL001 up until 31 December 2021.
  • A completed Statement of Experience;
  • A signed copy of the Conditions of the Restricted Asbestos Licence;
  • Certified copies of primary and secondary identification;
  • A head and shoulders photograph taken within the last six months.

Further information

Please refer to the High Risk Work Licence page for information on types of Identification to provide and accepted photographs.

Please refer to the WorkSafe Licensing fees page for fees related to your licence

Fees non-refundable

The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 does not provide for the refund of any fees paid in respect of an asbestos application.

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