NSW Demolition Licensing Training

NSW Demolition (License training requirements)

Demolition work can be potentially dangerous so it requires a licence. There are two types of demolition licenses.

Demolition License

This licence is required to demolish (or partially demolish), any building, structure or installation that:

  • is over 15 metres in height
  • is a chemical installation
  • involves a tower crane on site
  • involves a mobile crane with a rated capacity of more than 100 tonnes
  • has structural components that are pre-tensioned or post-tensioned
  • involves floor propping
  • involves explosives

Delivery Methods

Students can obtain this qualification by either:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Classroom


6 Days Face to Face

Fees and Funding

There is currently no funding available for this course. The fees for this program are $3500.

Payment plan available.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units completed.


Entry Requirements

The following unit is a prerequisite and is included in the training plan:

  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

All students will be required to provide the following prior to being enrolled:

  • Construction Induction White Card
  • Photo ID

Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ experience within demolition (if RPL)
  • Have a valid USI


Restricted Demolition License

This licence is required to demolish (or partially demolish), any building, structure or installation that:

  • is between four metres and 15 metres in height involving mechanical demolition such as using excavators, bulldozers or cranes
  • is between 10 metres and 15 metres in height and affects its structural integrity
  • involves the use of load shifting machinery on suspended floors
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Next Course Date: 2 September 2019




Course Requirements

SafeWork NSW has approved 11 units of competency from the CPC30413 Certificate III in Demolition and CPC41013 Certificate IV in Demolition which will meet the training requirements for individual applicants and supervisors nominated in a new application. These units are:

  • CPCCDE3016A – Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies
  • CPCCDE3018A – Select and use small plant and equipment for demolition tasks
  • CPCCDE3019A – Demolish small buildings and structure using hand tools and small plant equipment
  • CPCCDE3020A – Select and use tools and equipment for hot work in the demolition industry
  • CPCCDE3022A – Manage demolition recyclable and waste materials using load shifting equipment
  • CPCCDE4001A – Plan and prepare for activities on demolition sites
  • CPCCDE4002A – Plan and supervise demolition work to minimise environmental and public health and safety impact
  • CPCCDE4003A – Supervise individual activities on demolition sites
  • CPCCDE4004A – Finalise demolition activities and supervise property handover
  • CPCCBC4002A – Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • CPCCBC4012B – Read and interpret plans and specifications


Demolition is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening field of work, whereby the

safety of both the public, property and demolition professionals is utmost crucial.

This necessitates a solid understanding of the demolition process and the intricacies of dynamics involved therein.

The Licence in Demolition qualification facilitates Project Managers, Project Engineers, Demolition Supervisors and other leading hands in gaining sound practical and actionable knowledge, while polishing the key skills and techniques necessary for planning, managing and maintaining effective and safe demolition practices.

Moreover, the licence and its proven professional effectiveness stand as a shining testament to the following results per graduate data and surveys, alongside relevant market statistics and information available:

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Graduate Satisfaction with Training

The best indicator of any licence’s value and success – is not merely the content, training and industry-relevant scope of learning, but also the timeline of satisfaction and the positive experiences that licensees encounter post-qualification.

As per data collected 6 months post-licensing from individuals of the Licence in Demolition qualification, the following are the survey outcomes:

77.7 % — Licensees were completely satisfied with the training

69.3 % — Licensees received job-related benefits from training

These percentages are compelling, as they showcase the depth and industry focused importance that the Licence in Demolition holds for individuals attaining the licensing.

Labour Market Statistics

According to official labour market statistics as per the Department of Employment:

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57,100 individuals were employed in the positions of Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians in 2015. Furthermore, new job openings over the next 5 years are expected to fall between 25,001 and 50,000 available positions.

Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians in 2014 are: $1,568. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200

This puts the expected job openings, industry employability and full-time earnings far above the industry average.

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