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The nationally accredited BLDBIO605 Conduct a Mould Assessment is the first and only government accredited mould testing course in Australia. It has been developed for tradespersons (building and construction), industrial hygienists, mould remediators, building biologists and other health practitioners to learn how to assess biotoxins in a water-damaged building. The course is approximately 150 hours in duration and involves a 4 day on-campus program (Sydney or Melbourne or Auckland, New Zealand) followed by 12 weeks online training which includes access to videos, peer-reviewed literature, dampness consensus documents and reports. You will learn how biotoxins affect the body and the diseases they may cause from asthma and allergies, to various types of environmental sensitivities. You will learn 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 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 (BLDBIO. The units of competence for this course form part of the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT).

Prerequisites

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

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


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ssessments

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. You will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment (BLDBIO605 Conduct a Mould Assessment) following successful completion of this unit of competency.

Investment

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. Whilst the course includes a comprehensive manual with links to research papers and videos, additional text books we recommend you get are: ANSI/IICRC S520-2015 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation; ANSI/IICRC R520-2015 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation; AIHA. (2009). Recognition, Evaluation & Control of Indoor Mold (book); and Bijlsma. (2018). Healthy Home Healthy Family

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