logos11The Mould Testing Technician course is the only government accredited mould 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 3 consecutive days with an instructor online (ZOOM link will be provided) followed by 12 weeks of self directed online learning PLUS two days of onsite field training (Sydney / Melbourne / Gold Coast / Perth). Click HEREfor the timetable. To participate in the online training, you will need access to a computer, audio, camera and reliable internet connectivity. 

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    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 NAT10913005 Conduct an assessment of a water-damaged building, 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 $1995 3 day online (zoom) training PLUS 12 weeks of self-directed online learning PLUS two days of field training Download No





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.


Total cost is $1,995. The cost includes access to online learning materials (downloadable comprehensive manual, videos of the lectures, access to peer reviewed papers), PLUS 3 days live online training PLUS two days of field training. Students will be provided with the contact details of their trainer for the duration of the course. 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 course will be credited towards the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10913NAT). 


By appointment only
Unit 4 / 653 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater. VIC. 3153

PO Box 188, Warrandyte. VIC. 3113
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1300 889 845
0417 310 002
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