Silica Awareness

Silica dust – are you health aware?

In recent years there's been a growing concern over the health impacts of exposure to silica dust. Silica is contained in many common construction products and exposure can result in severe medical conditions, such as lung cancer, Silicosis, kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Our Silica Awareness training is for anyone in the building and construction sector who is likely to be exposed to silica (contained in products such as concrete, mortar, bricks, blocks, tiles, pavers, composite stone bench-tops, fibre cement sheeting and autoclaved concrete).

Why enrol?

This course has been designed to provide all construction workers with information on high-risk products and activities and how to mitigate your risk.

Course outline

You'll learn about:

  • What is Silica
  • Health effects of Silica exposure
  • Silica-related diseases
  • Hierarchy of Control
  • Exposure levels
  • Silica – Risk Management Process
  • Inspecting tools and maintenance
  • Respiratory protection.

Course details

DurationUp to 2 hours
Delivery Online (videos and interactive quizzes)


Full course costs:

  • Member: $66 (inc. GST)
  • Non-member: $77 (inc. GST)

Group discounts are available for employers with more than ten employees. Contact our friendly training team on 1300 136 002 for more information.


Statement of completion

How to enrol

  1. Click here to enrol and complete the online course (to get the member-only price, please login to the website to get the discount code below)
  2. Once you have enrolled you will receive a receipt of payment
  3. Once you have completed the training, you will receive a Statement of Completion in the mail (please allow 30 days).

Enrol now

Call 1300 136 002 if you'd like to chat to one of our friendly training experts about the course.

You can enrol online at any time.

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Terms & conditions

Please read Master Builders training and licensing policies prior to enrolment.

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