New OHS Training Asbestos Awareness & Owner Builder Courses Launched

asbestos awareness removal courseAlertForce, a registered training organisation (NTIS 91826) of NSW has officially announced the launch of two new OHS training courses to their online portfolio which include an asbestos awareness removal course and an owner builder course.


PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 28, 2011 – The Asbestos Awareness & Owner Builder NSW course are both online courses that are designed to provide short interactive training to mitigate Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risks in the workplace in order to help companies and individuals meet the new OHS training mandatory compliance guidelines. They are open to individuals, companies, and sales channel partners who wish to keep updated in these fields.

AlertForce is one of the few organisations in NSW that offers OHS training online in order to help companies meet OHS training compliance guidelines in a more convenient and organized manner. Allowing individuals and corporations to take this training in their spare time without the necessity or expense of traveling or the hassles of trying to fit training sessions around business and work commitments.

The new Asbestos training is actually offered in two training sessions. A short asbestos awareness training that provides the skills necessary to trade persons, employees and those controlling work premises to identify asbestos or possible asbestos containing materials and ensure that proper steps are taken to reduce the risks posed by this material. The Asbestos B removal training will allow competent persons to remove bonded asbestos. Successful completion of this course will allow competent people to receive their Queensland class B asbestos removal license. It will also allow residence of other states to use this license as evidence to obtain relevant worksafe or workcover licenses.

The new Owner Builder NSW course will give those who are planning to build their own homes or do major renovations to their older homes the skills, knowledge, and information needed to meet the OHS owner builder regulations and guidelines competently and safely. This training is require by all persons who plan on building their own home or doing renovations valued at more than $12,000.

For more information about these OHS courses visit AlertForce at:

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AlertForce specialises in delivering fast, competency-based, interactive short online OHS training courses to mitigate risk and health and safety hazards in Australian workplaces.

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Owner Builder Course: For The Ultimate Do It Yourselfer

owner-builder-training-onlineAre you pretty handy with a hammer and nails? Have you always wanted to try your hand at building your own hunting retreat or buying that old house and fixing it up yourself? If so, the Owner Builder Course NSW was designed specifically for you.

The owner builder course is a requirement for those of you who live in NSW and want to build your own house or do renovation work costing more than $12,000. However, there is a lot of important information that you get from this course that will make your building project go much smoother.

In the Owner Builder Course NSW You will learn:

  • What licenses you need to apply
  • How to deal with hazardous waste
  • How to negotiate for the best deals on lumber and other items you need

And you also learn about hiring sub-contractors for installing electric, gas lines and other essential parts needed to make your home complete. Best of all you can complete most of the course online.

Building or renovating your home is the ultimate do it yourself project and the Owner Builder course gives you all the information you need to do the job well. Not only does this course cover the laws and regulations related to the building trade. But it will teach you how to plan your work, budget your time and read and understand building plans and specifications.

By the time you finish this course, you will have the information you need to tackle this once in a lifetime project and do it with confidence.

The owner builder course will make it possible for you to turn that dream into a reality and for many people it turns out to be one of the best experiences of their lives.

Even If You’re Not Planning To Build Or Renovate Your Own Home, This Course Can Save You Money

Even if you are not planning to actually build or renovate your home yourself, the owner builder course can save you a lot of money. Many construction companies get their building materials cheap and then mark them up for you, that cost added to the labor can really be significant. By taking this course, you can negotiate for the materials yourself, saving that extra money you are being charged.

Since construction companies bill you for all the work they do, you often end up paying labor costs for someone who is waiting in line to get the proper permits and licenses. By knowing what you need and getting them yourself you are only going to be paying the construction company for the actual time they spend working on your house not waiting in line.

So whether you have dreams of doing the work yourself or just a desire to save thousands of dollars in needless expense the owner builder course is just what you need to make it all happen. What’s even better is that you will be learning a lot of new and interesting things about building.


Who should do an owner builder course?

An owner builder is a person who does his own building work rather than employing the services of a licensed builder company or even individual. Before one can achieve this, there are processes to be followed, and the first one is undertaking the owner builder course.

But some questions one may ask are; is the course meant for anyone? And if not, who is eligible then? And after the course, is one free to embark on their building work? We take a look at these and other issues in summary and see how to go about them.

First, anyone can undertake the owner builder course. There are some institutions that offer online training to enable you to do this. One simply has to sign up for the course, log in, study and take the quiz. However, there are cases where some individuals may be exempted from taking the course. Such special circumstances include the following; if someone is a holder of a current BSA license, if someone is already an interstate builder or holds a trade contractor’s license or any other professional qualification that meets the minimum qualification for any BSA license such as a civil engineer, an architect, a building surveyor and other related professions.

Once one has completed the owner builder course, they are awarded with an owner builder certificate. But this is not all there is to enjoying the privileges of an owner builder. There still remains the one challenge of acquiring the owner builder permit or license. One has to prove the ownership of the land they intend to develop first and demonstrate the required experience in doing the work before applying for the license. There is also a limitation on the number of owner builder permits one can get; therefore, it is important to find out all these facts first. Legislation for owner builder courses varies from state to state in Australia.

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