Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry (CPCCPD3031A)

If you’re painting or decorating a property built prior to 1970, then chances are you may disturb paint containing lead, or asbestos sheeting. If not handled safely, these materials can be hazardous to humans and animals.

Professional management of lead and asbestos hazards is crucial. That’s why we offer the following course in lead and asbestos management.


Online – maximum of 16 hours

  • Learners should allow between 4-8 hours for learning
  • Learners should allow between 2 and 4 hours to complete the theory assessment
  • Learners are required to allow between 2 and 4 hours to complete the practical assessment activities at Salisbury

Face to face – 16 hours (2 days face to face)

  • 4-8 hours of learning
  • 4-8 hours to complete theory and practical assessment activities at Salisbury

Training modes

This unit of competency can be offered via two modes of delivery consisting of:


Online combined with face to face (for practical assessment purposes)

Face to face


Both delivery modes utilise MPA Online, our online learning management system.


Online mode

All learning and the theory assessment is completed online through MPA Online followed by the completion of a face to face practical assessment component.


All learners must either attend our facilities at the Construction Training Centre, Salisbury for the practical assessment components or pre-organise for a trainer to conduct a workplace training visit.


Assessment methods


Assessments consist of a range of interactive activities including:

  • Audio and visual response to scenarios
  • Written tests – short answer and multiple choice questions

The theory assessment is completed online prior to the learner attending our facility (or trainer going on site) to complete practical assessment tasks.

The system is self-marking and requires 100% satisfactory performance.


The practical assessment component for this unit of competency requires the learner demonstrate theoretical and practical application of knowledge and skills to plan, prepare for and conduct the removal of lead-based paint and containment of or disposal of toxic materials (including lead-based paint and asbestos substrates). Assessment will be conducted using simulation methods to minimise the exposure of learners to toxic substances in the training environment.


This unit of competency is funded under the Construction Skills Queensland Short Course program for eligible participants

Fees and charges

The total cost of this short course is $520. Students eligible for funding under the CSQ Short Courses program will be required to pay a contribution fee of $135 toward the cost of this course.


Information on refunds is contained in the Student Handbook.

Training Location

While all training is conducted in an online mode of delivery, students can elect to complete their training in their own time at home or schedule to complete the training using MPAs classroom facilities located at Salisbury


To be eligible to receive funding under the Construction Skills Queensland Short Courses Program, students must be:

  • At least 15 years of age
  • Queensland resident
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently working in the Construction industry or worked in the construction industry in the preceding 6 months
  • Able to present evidence to confirm their current address in Queensland (normally a driver’s licence) and their citizenship or residency (normally a green Medicare card)

Further Information

For further information regarding this model of delivery please refer to the Student Handbook, or,  contact Master Painters Association Queensland Training on:

Alternatively, fill in the form below and register your interest

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