Confined Space Training

RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces


Confined space training is a combined offering of three units, which will provide learners with practical skills for working in and around confined spaces; understand how to safely inspect, maintain and operate self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) that may be required during a fire or in hazardous environments and how to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

This is a nationally accredited qualification that is recognised in all states and territories of Australia

Learning outcomes


Students who complete this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand and apply safe work methods
  • Tag and lockout
  • Understand the effects of irrespirable (unbreathable) environments on the body and the need for appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  •  Enter and work in a confined space
  •  Use atmospheric monitoring devices
  •  Operate a compressed air breathing apparatus
  •  Apply pre-use tests, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and, safe work practices with wearing breathing apparatus
  •  Communicate while wearing a breathing apparatus
  •  Apply the DRSABCD concept
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Participants are required to:

– Wear appropriate PPE: Safety boots, hi-vis shirt/vest
– Learners can bring their own harness or breathing apparatus if preferred – Note: all CPR practice must be carried out on the floor

Prerequisites and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however, a solid understanding of workplace health and safety is essential.

Experience of working in confined spaces under supervision is recommended. No RPL can be applied to this course.

No RPL can be applied to this course.

Course structure

This course contains both theory and practical components. The location is either at a PICAC campus or at a specified work location which will be confirmed by email.

Course duration

One day (8 hours)

$440 – full fee

$330 – Industry Association Member (NFIA, AMCA)

$0 – PTEU Member

Cancellation fees may apply, please see Learner Information page for terms and conditions.

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess that the learner can:

  • Correctly identify risks and safety requirements associated with entering and working in a confined space
  • Demonstrate compliance with entry and exit procedures on at least two occasions
  • Identify equipment types, their capabilities and limitations including that of breathing apparatus
  • Locate safety data sheets (SDS) and apply the relevant information
  • Understand different types of air contaminants and toxic gases
  • Communicate effectively with others to ensure a safe working environment
  • Conduct pre-use checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Use breathing apparatus, appropriate tools, equipment, and safety gear to prepare for and respond to problems
  • Remove, clean, and maintain breathing apparatus
  • Successfully perform CPR on an adult mannequin and child mannequin for 2 minutes uninterrupted
  • Participate in a first aid scenario involving the correct use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

National units of competency covered

RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces


Students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment issued by CEPUTEC (RTO 4612), which is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework.


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Start date

25 Jul 2024

End date

25 Jul 2024


PICAC – Glenwood



Contact us for information about arranging training delivery at your workplace/worksite.

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