Silica Awareness

Silica dust – are you health aware?

Employers, did you know it’s your legal responsibility to ensure your workers are trained in identifying hazards and the appropriate controls needed to keep them safe?

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.

If you or your employees are working with concrete, tiles, block, stone or any materials that potentially expose them to respirable crystalline silica - this course is for you and your team.

Face-to-face courses starting soon in all nine Master Builders locations throughout Queensland.

For funding information, see Course Details below or contact us (eligibility applies).

Phone 1300 13 60 02 Enquire now

Why enrol?

Our face-to-face Silica Awareness course with practical demonstrations will get you up to speed on must-know health and safety information to ensure you and your team are protected.

This course has been designed to provide all construction workers with information on high-risk products, identifying possible hazards and appropriate controls needed to mitigate risk.

Course outline

Our new 4-hour Silica Awareness course covers:

  • What is respirable crystalline silica?
  • Where it can be found
  • Health effects
  • Control measures to use when working with respirable crystalline silica, using the hierarchy of controls
  • Fit testing requirements
  • Air monitoring requirements and processes
  • Practical exercises, such as developing a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Course details

DurationFour hours
Delivery Face-to-face at Master Builders or, for groups of 10+, we'll come to you


Full course costs:

  • Member: $200 (Inc. GST)
  • Non-member: $250 (Inc. GST)

Funded course costs:

  • Member: $50 (Inc. GST)^
  • Non-member: $100 (Inc. GST)^
  • FEE FREE for current active apprentices, cancelled apprentices or those that completed an apprenticeship less than a year ago.^

^CSQ funds to a maximum of $150 for this course or $187.50 for apprentices (subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria). Call 1300 136 002 to check your eligibility and to enrol.


This is not a Nationally Recognised Training course. You will receive a Statement of Completion.

Courses starting soon in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns.

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Terms & conditions

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

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