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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Who Should Become a NSW Owner Builder?

With the shaky economy and the slowly recovering job market, it has become necessary for many people to put off realizing their dreams or at least to find more cost efficient ways of realizing them. If you have been wanting to build that dream home or renovate that home you are already living in but, don’t have the money to buy the materials and pay the full cost of labor then you might want to look into becoming a NSW owner builder by taking an Owner Builder Course NSW

What Is A NSW Owner Builder?

For those of you who are not quite sure what a NSW owner builder is, it simply means that you live in the New South Wales area, own the home where the renovations are to be done or the property where the home is to be built and meet the qualifications set down by NSW department of Fair Trading to become an owner builder including taking a department of fair trading approved owner builder course to qualify to build your own home. This course must be taken through an accredited registered training organization so make sure that you are dealing with such an organization before signing up to take the course.

Of course, not everyone has the skill set or the desire to build or manage the building of their own home. However, many people who think that they lack the necessary skills find that after taking the NSW owner builder course have a clear understanding of what is required and some training on how to achieve their goals in the proper way find that becoming an owner builder is not only doable but, also makes sense.

What Are The Benefits Of Becoming An Owner Builder in NSW?

There are actually quite a few benefits to becoming an NSW owner builder. First is the cost savings. It is estimated that by building or at least controlling the building of your own home that you can save up to 30% of new building costs and up to 50% of the costs on major renovations. In addition, you will have control of the building project instead of leaving it the hands of some construction company that you know little about. Then of course, there is the sense of accomplishment that goes with taking on a really tough project and turning it into something you will live in for years to come.

What If I Have No Idea Where To Start as an Owner Builder?

A lot of people who have become a NSW home builder had no idea where to start in the beginning. That is one of purposes of the NSW owner builder course. This course will teach you about the skills and knowledge you need to tackle this new role. In addition, you will learn the basics of the home building act and why it was put in place.

The course also covers useful information about statutory and recommended insurances, what licenses you will need, contracts, the approval process, building materials and how to handle occupational and hazardous materials.

One of the great things about this course is that you can complete most of it online at your own pace although you will have to complete some work safety training in a physical environment.

Once you have completed the course you can then decide if becoming a NSW owner builder is right for you. If you decide it is not, at the very least you have a clearer understanding of what your building contractor should be doing and how he should be doing it. If you decide to tackle the project yourself, you will have the comfort of knowing that you have the acquired the skills and knowledge needed to get the job done right.

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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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