Advanced Mould Testing Technician Course

The Advanced Mould Testing Technician course (10913009NAT) is the only government accredited training in Australia to certify mould assessors (indoor environmental professionals). It has been developed for building managers, trades (building and construction), loss adjusters, industrial hygienists, mould remediators, professional cleaners, building biologists, pest controllers, health practitioners and anyone who undertakes insurance related work to conduct post remediation verification testing.

This 3-month course consists of eight online zoom sessions (evenings) PLUS 12 weeks of self-directed online learning PLUS 2 days of field training (timetable below). The course focuses on the process required to conduct post-remediation verification testing, utilising the knowledge from various authoritative sources such as IICRC, WHO, US EPA, ACGIH, AIHA, NADCA etc. It provides a step by step guide on how to test buildings post remediation, identify pre-existing vs historical damage vs event related vs secondary damage vs preloss condition and develop a scope of works. Students learn how to moisture map complicated substrates in real world scenarios such as the use of sleeves to measure moisture at various depths in concrete, and test a site under containment.  Hands on practical experience will be conducted to consolidate the knowledge attained in the course. The training is conducive to technicians who wish to work as indoor environmental professionals.

For more information, refer to the Unit of Competency: (NAT10913005) Conduct an assessment of a water-damaged home (HERE).

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age AND students must successfully have completed the Mould Testing Technician course to be eligible to enrol in this program.  Candidates are expected to have a high level of language and literacy skills sufficient to analyse and interpret complex documents, be prepared to learn specialised vocabulary appropriate to the restoration industry, comprehend video lectures, participate in field training, adapt spoken language to a range of clients, analyse laboratory reports, prepare written reports to provide precise meaning which meets audience purpose, interpret graphs and tables, and use computer software.


The only funding we are aware of is through the Regional Skills Program. BHP is offering to fund the entire course for citizens living in Bowen Basin and Mackay in Qld, Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs in SA, the Pilbara and Goldfields region in WA or the Upper Hunter Region in NSW. Conditions apply. Click HERE. Allow up to 12 weeks to process.


Successful completion of the Mould Testing course will be credited towards the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10913NAT).

In this course you will learn

  • understanding the needs of key stakeholders,
  • PRV vs clearance testing,
  • restoration first principles,
  • event related vs secondary damage vs preloss condition,
  • identifying pre-existing vs historical damage,
  • recovery level (i to iv),
  • presumptive and predicative sampling,
  • forensic and diagnostic sampling,
  • testing bacteria and Category 3 water,
  • advanced techniques to moisture map complicated substrates,
  • accurately interpret laboratory results and compare to relevant exposure standards,
  • implement workplace safety and risk management,
  • writing reports for post remediation verification (PRVs).

What will I receive when I successfully complete this course?

Upon successful completion, you will become an ACES Advanced Certified Mould Testing Technician. You will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment for NAT10913009 Conduct a scope of works to remediate a water-damaged building, a Certificate and ID card to verify you are an ACES Advanced certified Mould Testing Technician.

Online live Zoom meeting (AEST)

Field Training

(Attend two day field trip)

Thursday evenings (6.30pm to 9.30pm AEDT)

18th and 25th July and 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August and 5th September

Attend the following field trips (9.30am to 4.30pm)
Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September Venue: Melbourne, VIC
Zoom sessions and field training are compulsory.



Total cost is $2,995 and includes access to all of the online learning materials (downloadable comprehensive manual, videos of the lectures, access to peer reviewed papers) from the day of enrolment, PLUS eight evenings of live ZOOM sessions PLUS two days of field training. Field training will only go ahead subject to sufficient numbers which will be confirmed in the first zoom class. Students will be provided with the contact details of their trainer for the duration of the course. Students are required to have their own moisture meters to attend this training. Set text is ANSI/IICRC S520-2015 Standard Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.


The assessments are designed to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and templates to conduct an assessment of a water-damaged building. The assessments include developing a questionnaire and checklist and writing a report, and completing an online quiz. You will be provided with a mould report template that can be used in your business.