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The Mould Testing Technician course is the only government accredited mould testing course in Australia to certify mould assessors. It has been developed for building managers, trades (building and construction), industrial hygienists, mould remediators, professional cleaners, building biologists, pest controllers, health practitioners and members of the public who want a career that involves conducting an assessment of a water-damaged building (WDB). The course is 150 hours in duration and involves a 4 day on-campus program (Sydney / Melbourne / Gold Coast / Perth) followed by 12 weeks of online training using our innovative software platform (Moodle).sample2 
You will learn:

  1. the latest scientific evidence for the impact of dampness on human health,
  2. how to take an exposure history,
  3. conduct a site inspection for sources and signs of moisture ingress,
  4. conduct moisture mapping,
  5. establish the boundary of fungal particulate spread,
  6. undertake biological monitoring (air, dust and surface sampling),
  7. analyse laboratory results and compare to relevant exposure standards,
  8. implement workplace safety and risk management,
  9. how to write professional reports.

This will involve the use of indoor air quality meters, moisture meters, thermal cameras, swabs and biopumps, and the environmental relative mould index (ERMI) including a discussion of their limitations. Participants will be given a professional mould report template and access to reports they can use in their work. Numerous case studies will be presented to consolidate the information in the course, and a field trip will be conducted on the last day. 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).

 What will I receive when I successfully complete this course?

Upon successful completion, you will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment for BLDBIO605 Conduct a mould assessment, a Certificate stating you have completed the 'Mould Testing Technician' course and a plastic ID card to verify you are an ACES certified Mould Testing Technician. 

Prerequisites

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

Subject

Subject Cost Online /On campus Learning Guide Prerequisite
Mould Testing $1495 On campus (4 days) + 12 weeks online training  Download No

 

 



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ssessments

The assessments are designed to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and templates to conduct mould testing. You will be required to submit a questionnaire, checklist and report, and complete an online quiz. You will gain access to professional mould reports and be provided with a mould report template that can be used in your business. 

Investment

Total cost is $1,495. The training provides a comprehensive manual, videos of the lectures, access to peer reviewed papers, and access to a tutor. Most of the material is provided online and students are not required to buy any equipment to attend this training, however you will be required to purchase three text books: ANSI/IICRC S520-2015 Standard and R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation; and the book Healthy Home Healthy Family. It is students responsibility to bring their own full face respirator (preferably one that has been fit tested) to the field trip. For details about this, contact the college.  

Pathway

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

 

Contact
By appointment only
Shop 3/90 Melbourne Hill Rd, Warrandyte VIC. 3113

POSTAL ADDRESS
PO Box 188, Warrandyte. VIC. 3113
Contact Info
1300 889 845
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Melbourne: Nunawading, VIC
Gold Coast: Southport, QLD
Sydney: Crows Nest, NSW