Safe working in confined spaces

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This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to enter and work in confined spaces in accordance with the WHS Regulations, Codes of Practice and Australian Standard 2865-2009.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those persons required to perform work in confined spaces as well as covering the basic requirements for stand-by personnel and those authorising work permits.

Units of Competency

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

Course Duration

  • 8 hours (initial)
  • 6 hours (refresher)*

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 every 2 years.


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 a relevant confined space scenario. Underpinning knowledge will be assessed through the use of a theory assessment (containing multiple-choice questions).


  • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • Identifying confined spaces
  • Hazards, risks and control measures for confined spaces
  • Confined space entry permits
  • Air contaminants and toxic gases
  • Atmospheric monitoring and gas detection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Confined space safety equipment
  • Worksite policy and procedures
  • 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.

*Refresher training is only available to those people who have proof of undertaking the same unit of competency previously.