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Insulation Installer Course


The Insulation Installer Course includes five units of competency which are a hurdle requirement for applying to get EEC Certified as a Certified Insulation Installer. For more information about the Certified Insulation Installer certification visit the EEC Certified website

Required Training

Applicants must complete the following units of competency, or equivalent units of competency, and be able to present a Statement of Attainment from a registered TAFE or RTO:


CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry;
CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations;
CPCCCM2012 – Work safely at heights;
CPCCPB3014 – Install bulk insulation and pliable membrane products;


And, if applying to be certified for installation of ceiling insulation:

CPCCPB3027 – Install ceiling insulation products.

These subjects require knowledge of:

  • Electrical risk assessment process, hazard identification and reporting as per Australian Standard (AS) AS 3999 for common floor, wall and ceiling insulation installation
  • Key requirements of Australian Standards - relating to floor, wall and ceiling information, including:
  • AS/NZS 4859.1 Materials for the thermal insulation of buildings - Testing and labelling of insulation;
  • AS 4200.2 Pliable building membranes – Installation; and
  • AS/NZS 3000 (with Amd 1) Wiring Rules, in particular Clause 4.5.2.3.
  • Requirements relating to floor, wall and ceiling insulation installation from AS 3999 for:
  • personal safety;
  • electrical risk assessment;
  • energy efficiency – new products and technologies.
  • Specifications of common floor, wall and ceiling installation materials, including R rating and dimensions
  • Type and purpose of lock out tags in floor, wall and ceiling insulation installation
  • Requirements of AS 3999 for recessed luminaries and electrical cable, in floor, wall and ceiling insulation installation including:
  • operating temperature limit of electrical cables;
  • effect on cables partially surrounded by thermal insulation and fully surrounded by thermal insulation;
  • common wiring systems used in domestic premises indicating the age of the installation;
  • clearance and restraint methods to retain thermal insulation from recessed down lights and ancillary equipment; and
  • electrical hazards in floor, wall and roof spaces, including unenclosed connections, unenclosed conductors, damaged cable sheaths and exposed conductors.
  • Product and process knowledge to identify common problems and predict consequences in floor, wall and ceiling insulation installation
  • Quality requirements for installation of floor, wall and ceiling insulation material including thermal and acoustic performance
  • Energy efficiency of common floor, wall and ceiling insulation material types
  • Methods for measuring and cutting floor, wall and ceiling insulation material
  • Procedures for conducting a final inspection of a floor, wall and ceiling insulation installation
  • Workplace procedures for environmental requirements for waste, including waste management and recycling relating to floor, wall and ceiling insulation installation
  • Procedures for documenting, distributing and storing Statements of Insulation Installation incorporating the format and required information as defined in AS 3999 – Appendix D

These subjects are now available through the Green Building Institute, in partnership with Best Option Training RTO 41246

Cost:

$1600. Price is negotiable for insulation installers with more than 2 years experience

Availability:

Students must be currently working in the building industry and have access to a range of insulation and a building site. Available Australia-wide.

Method of Delivery:

Students will complete all theory on-line using our self-paced elearning platform, and demonstrate practical skills on-site. The practical skills must be recorded photographically and uploaded for the trainer to mark.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students with more than 2 years experience installing insulation, or with a carpentry or wall and ceiling lining qualification are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Duration:

The course is self-paced and takes about five days to complete. This may be shorter subject to prior experience and/or RPL