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An introductory course designed to provide an awareness and overview of silica dust encountered during construction activities.

Up to 70% of the course cost may be refundable to eligible applicants through the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund. We will apply for this refund on your behalf on successful completion of the course.


An introductory course designed to provide an awareness and overview of silica dust encountered during construction activities. The course will cover, how to identify likely sources and how it should be managed.

The workplace health and safety law has provision that employers or persons conducting a business, or undertaking (PCBU) at a workplace, must ensure that no person at the workplace is exposed to a substance or mixture in an airborne concentration that exceeds the exposure standard for the substance or mixture.


Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Duration: 2 hours
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Delivery
Location: Skills Centre - 1 Iron Knob Street Fyshwick ACT 2609
Pre-Requisites: Minimum 15 years old


$95 (after rebate)
$150 (without rebate)

$105 (after rebate)
$160 (without rebate)

For membership enquiries for MBA ACT please contact reception on 02 6175 5900

Payment must be received at enrolment (unless an approved account holder) - If payment is not received you will not be enrolled in this course.


  • Legislation
  • What is Crystalline Silica?
  • What are the harmful effects of silica?
  • Where it is found?
  • Basic health hazards and risks associated with silica?
  • Common construction tasks that could result in exposure – short videos
  • The Hierarchy of Controls to protect workers from exposure to respirable silica
  • Fitting PPE and RPE
  • Manage risks under the WHS Act 2011


Silica is predominant in the building and construction industry. It is typically housed in the manufacture of many concrete based building materials. Leading industries that should attend this course are:
  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Stonemasons
  • Cement manufacturers
  • Ceramics
  • Metal polishing
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Tilers
  • Bricklayers
  • Electricians
  • Construction Labourers


Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of course.

Before you register online you will need to have:

Your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have one you will need to have either one of the following - Medicare card, birth certificate, driver licence, Australian passport, citizenship document, certificate of registration by descent, ImmiCard or Australian entry visa during this online process.
A Visa or Mastercard.

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