Asbestos Management and Surveying (Micro-credential)

Programme Overview

Programme number



Asbestos Management and Surveying (Micro-credential)




CC Training Academy Limited (6030)



Total credits


Total learning hours



4 weeks


$2,400 + GST per person

Delivery Method

The micro-credential will be delivered as a blended delivery mode (i.e., face to face and online) in accordance with CCTA's Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is delivered as: 4 weeks full time of study comprising 10 credits at Level 4 OR 8 weeks part-time of study comprising 10 credits at level 4.
* Face to face: 25 hours
* Self-directed: 40 hours
* Practical: 25 hours
* Assessments: 10 hours
* Total hours: 100

Assessment Method

Written assessment, Survey results and reports, Management survey and report/asbestos register
In class test/quizzes


This micro credential aims to provide learners with advanced knowledge of asbestos management and surveying in construction, building and aligned industries. It covers topics related to sampling and identifying asbestos, tasks required by asbestos surveyor and the risks the work involves, and use of a quality management system and industry standards. It also aims to develop learners’ decision-making skills and communication skills – written and verbal.


The following topics are included:

  • Asbestos health and safety regulations (Health & Safety at Work- Asbestos regulation 2016).
  • Identification of asbestos hazards on-site
  • Assessing the risk
  • Preparation for an asbestos survey
  • Asbestos surveying design and strategy
  • Preparing sample collection methods and materials
  • Decontamination process after completing surveying work
  • Personal protection equipment for asbestos surveying
  • Survey planning
  • Asbestos survey limitations and restrictions
  • Types of asbestos and asbestos-containing products
  • Collecting friable and non-friable asbestos sample
  • Bulk sampling procedure and collection
  • Asbestos air monitoring and air sampling collection technique
  • Types of Surveying
  • Management surveys
  • Refurbishment surveys
  • Demolition surveys
  • Survey design for soil, building and safe work procedures
  • Systematic surveys
  • Area for examination
  • Record and assessing
  • Transporting for lab testing, laboratory requirements
  • Developing asbestos survey report
  • Asbestos management in building/workplace and soil
  • Asbestos register and management plan
  • Preparing register and management plan, including risk assessment & control method.
  • Reviewing and communicating management plan
  • Site audit during and after the removal job and legal requirements for staff/training/license.
  • Conducting toolbox meetings and implementing the management plan
  • Monitoring of team and site for asbestos


On completion of this micro credential, learners will be able to:

  • Identify and describe New Zealand’s regulations and requirements of asbestos levels within the context of construction and building.
  • Identify asbestos hazards, assess the risk, and determine the measures to eliminate and minimise the level of risks.
  • Plan, prepare and complete asbestos management and asbestos surveys

Entry requirement

All applicants for the asbestos management and surveying micro-credential (Level 4) should be a minimum of 18 years of age, and have completed a minimum of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent knowledge and skills. Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the acceptable evidence per NZQA’s requirements.


There are no standards associated with this programme


Qualification(s) completed as part of this programme:






Asbestos Management and Surveying (Micro-credential) – CC Training Academy Limited




  • July – 2022

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  • September – 2022
  • October – 2022
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