Gas Test Atmospheres

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This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively test the working atmosphere to determine if it is safe for the proposed work.

Who is this course for?
It is suitable for persons performing hot work, entering confined spaces (or partially enclosed spaces), or completing gas detection as part of a work permit system.

Units of Competency

  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

Course Duration

  • 4 hours

Course Costs

  • $220 + GST if applicable
  • Standard rate at our venue
  • On site delivery options available

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 12
Award Issued
Upon successful completion of the assessment requirements of this course, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and wallet card.

Refreshers recommended annually.


Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.

Assessment Methods
Students will be assessed in a practical assessment simulating relevant gas detection scenarios. Underpinning knowledge will be assessed through the use of a theory assessment (containing multiple-choice questions).


  • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • Irritants, corrosives & flammable gases
  • Explosive ranges & exposure standards
  • Atmospheric hazards
  • Gas testing regimes
  • Calibrating equipment
  • Using a gas detector
  • Interpreting and reporting readings
  • Equipment maintenance & fault finding
  • Simulated practice scenarios

All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures.
Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.