Asbestos removal licence - A class - Queensland


You require this licence for the removal of friable asbestos.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Only a person who conducts, or proposes to conduct a business or undertaking may apply for an asbestos removal licence by submitting the appropriate application form.


The authority will remain in effect for two years.

Application process

Licence applications can be downloaded from the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website.

In order to be granted an A class licence an applicant must satisfy the regulator that they meet the approved criteria:

  1. Complete an application form
  2. The applicant must provide proof of holding:
    • a business registration certificate - ABN
    • Workcover insurance (if applicable), and public liability insurance cover
    • evidence that the applicant has a certified safety management system in place.
  3. The names of one or more competent persons who have been engaged by the applicant to supervise the asbestos removal work to be authorised by the licence;

Evidence that each named supervisor is at least 18 years of age.

A copy of a certification issued to each named supervisor for the specified VET courses for the supervison of Asbestos removal work:

  • CPCCDE3015A Removal friable asbestos, and
  • CPCCBC4015A Supervise asbestos removal, OR
  • If the specified courses are not available, evidence of holding a bonded asbestos removal certificate issued in QLD before 1 Jan 2012.

Evidence that each named supervisor has at least 3 years of relevant industry experience in asbestos removal.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Licensing and Advisory Services

Contact details

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Licensing and Advisory Services

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Office of Industrial Relations

Mailing address: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (Opens in new window)