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Course Schedule

Upcoming Course Dates by ATM Training Centre
All | West Swan | Jandakot | Albany | Geraldton


Course Summary

RIICBS203E - Safely handle bituminous materials

Duration: 8 Hours
Cost: $395.00

Course Schedule: Enrol Online
Group Booking?: Call To Enrol
Price for CTF Customers: $147.00.

This subsidy is available to eligible companies only.

Course Fee


CTF Pricing For Eligible Customers

$147.00 payable after CTF has been applied. (for eligible companies only)

The CTF provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the CTF in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.


8 hours

Please note: The course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame depending on the experience of those in attendance

Aim of this Course / Target Group

This course provides participants with the safety skills and knowledge for ALL personnel involved in storing, handling, working near, or supervising the use of, hot bituminous materials and asphalt. The course is suitable for anyone working within the proximity of hot bitumen or asphalt; such as sealing and asphalt crews, tanker drivers and bitumen storage site operators, supervisors, managers, contractors on a site, or plant and non-field staff involved in directing others to use bitumen products.

This Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) endorsed course evidences that you have completed the industry required and approved bitumen handling training.

Course Content

The course consists of the following:

  • Preparation to work with bitumen including hazard identification
  • Risk minimisation strategies for common hazards present on bituminous surfacing sites including burns, boil overs, explosions, fire, inhalation of fumes and reversing plant
  • Guidance and selection on the correct use of fire extinguishers
  • First aid for bitumen burns, including first aid and procedures
  • Site clean-up, including environmental requirements

Assessment Method

Theory based questionnaire, a log book is to be completed and practical on-the-job assessment


  • Must have basic English literacy skills
  • It is recommend that any one attending the course holds a First Aid certification.
  • Students should have basic knowledge and understanding of fire extinguishers, previous fire extinguisher training would be desirable.
  • Be Bitumen Safe course through AfPA ($55.00 incl. GST). Further details can be found on the Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) webpage.

***Evidence of the completed e-learning modules will need to be supplied at time of enrolment into the Safely Handle Bituminous Materials***

Designed by industry to meet the Austroads guidelines, this competency based course is required to protect the health and safety of workers, reduce the risk of injury and highlight your safety responsibilities.

Academic Award & Recognition

Upon successful completion participants will be issued with the following Statement of Attainment which will be recognised nationally

  • RIICBS203E - Safely Handle Bituminous Materials

What To Wear

All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire.

Morning Tea & Lunch

Feel free to grab a tea, coffee or snack before the course starts and during the course breaks. All participants will be offered morning/ afternoon tea.