Below you’ll find our curated selection of courses, activities and events run by relevant bodies that we feel would be helpful for our members. We’ll update these resources from time to time, so be sure to check back here to browse available training opportunities.
Silica awareness and safety
Crystalline silica (quartz) is a basic component of natural and manufactured materials of commonly used products in the construction industry. Repeatedly breathing in silica dust can lead to serious illness and can be deadly. Working with materials containing silica can put workers at the potential risk of exposure if adequate controls are not in place and followed.
On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- recognise the risk and serious long-term impacts of silica dust exposure.
- identify where silica dust exposure occurs in the workplace.
- describe the role and responsibilities of workers and employers in minimising exposure to silica dust.
- use the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or reduce exposure to silica dust in the workplace.
- assess and develop action plans to address gaps that will eliminate or reduce exposure to silica dust.
As you work through the course you will have the opportunity to progressively check your understanding by answering some questions at the end of each topic. Upon completion of the course, undertake the assessment quiz and the feedback activity to obtain your certificate of completion.
This course is aimed at everyone who works in the construction, manufacturing and engineered stone industry.
For more information click here.
TAFE Queensland is Queensland’s largest, most experienced training provider. They deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates and micro-credentials to bachelor’s degrees, at more than 50 locations across Queensland.
Construction Skills Queensland programs:
Starting and managing a small business
TAFE QLD Small Business Mentoring Program:
Master Builders Association
Master Builders Association training and courses
Design Institute of Australia
The DIA Recognised Course™ program is an opportunity for tertiary institutions to align their courses with the design industry’s peak body. Students will have the assurance their course is of appropriate standing to meet industry expectations.
Find out more here.
Institute of Architects
The Australian Institute of Architects offers a variety of CPD activities.
To find out more click here.