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In the Mould Testing course you will learn about the source and health effects arising from exposure to biotoxins in a water-damaged building, in addition to testing a building using the latest in sampling techniques. The course involves a four day on-campus program followed by a fourteen week online course which includes access to videos, peer-reviewed literature, dampness consensus documents and reports. You will learn how biotoxins affect the immune, respiratory and nervous systems and the diseases they may cause and how to conduct an audit of a site involving visual inspection, moisture mapping and biological monitoring using air, dust and surface sampling. This will involve the use of indoor air quality meters, moisture meters, infrared cameras and biopumps, and the environmental relative mould index (ERMI) including a discussion on all of their limitations. The causes of water intrusion will be discussed, numerous case studies will be presented with a focus on how to analyse laboratory results, and a field trip will consolidate the knowledge and the skills presented in the course. Whilst the course will discuss what is required to remediate a water damaged building, the focus will be on mould testing, NOT mould remediation (it does not qualify you to work as a mould remediator). Upon successful completion, students will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment. The units of competence for this course form part of the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT).


You are required to be at least 18 years of age; apart from that there are no prerequisites and we assume no previous knowledge or experience.


Subject Cost Online /On campus Learning Guide Prerequisite
Mould Testing $1495 On campus (4 days)  Download No


The assessments have been specifically designed to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct mould testing. You will be required to submit a questionnaire, checklist and report. You will receive a Statement of Attainment following successful completion of this unit of competency.


Total cost is $1,495 which includes 4 days on campus training (Melbourne or Sydney or Auckland (NZ), plus 12 weeks online course work which includes access to a comprehensive manual, videos of the lectures, peer reviewed literature and reports, as well as access to a tutor.


Successful completion of the Mould Testing subject will be credited towards the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10189NAT).

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Melbourne: Nunawading, VIC
Gold Coast: Southport, QLD
Sydney: Crows Nest, NSW