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The Mould Testing Technician course is the first and only government accredited mould testing course in Australia. It has been developed for building managers, trades (building and construction), industrial hygienists, mould remediators, building biologists and other health practitioners to learn how to conduct 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 online training which includes access to videos, peer-reviewed literature, dampness consensus documents and reports. sample2You will learn the latest scientific evidence for the impact of biological agents in a WDB on human health, how to take an exposure history, conduct a site inspection for sources and signs of moisture ingress, conduct moisture mapping, undertake biological monitoring (air, dust and surface sampling) using the latest sampling techniques, and create a risk management procedure that includes selection of appropriate personal protective equipment. 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. 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. 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. 


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




The assessments have been specifically designed to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and skills and templates to conduct mould testing. You will be required to submit a questionnaire, checklist and report and complete an online quiz. 


Total cost is $1495 which includes 4 days on-campus training plus 12 weeks online course work. 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.  


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
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