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This qualification is designed to meet the needs of specialist demolition workers who dismantle and demolish public, residential, commercial and industrial structures of all types, and process the resulting materials for salvage, recycling and waste disposal.
Occupational titles could include:
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements for demolition work differ between states and territories. Please consult with the relevant regulatory authority.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
The elective units can be selected from any of the groups listed below. Two elective units can be selected from any training package or accredited course, as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and supports the AQF level of this qualification.
Prerequisite units of competency
An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.
Work safely at heights
Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies
Select and use hand tools and equipment for demolition tasks
Select and use small plant and equipment for demolition tasks
Demolish small buildings and structures using hand tools and small plant and equipment
Select and use tools and equipment for hot work in the demolition industry
Read and interpret demolition site plans and drawings
Carry out measurements and calculations
Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
Group A – General electives
Remove non-friable asbestos
Remove friable asbestos
Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
Enter and work in confined spaces
Control traffic with stop-slow bat
Implement traffic management plan
Respond to site based spills
Work as a safety observer/spotter
Group B – Plant operation field of work
Operate demolition material crushing plants
Manage demolition recyclable, waste materials and contaminated soil using load shifting equipment
Operate skid steer loaders at ground level on demolition sites
Operate mobile plant on suspended floors on demolition sites
Operate remote-controlled plant on demolition sites
Operate excavators at ground level to demolish building elements
Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
Conduct civil construction excavator operations
Group C – Licensing field of work
Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
Licence to perform dogging
Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
Licence to perform rigging basic level
Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level
Licence to operate a forklift truck
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)