Confined Space Training Refresher

RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces

MSMWHS216 – Operate Breathing Apparatus

HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

A one-day refresher course for those who have on a previous occasion completed the full two-day ‘Confined Space Training’ course. The refresher consists of a half-day of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and a half-day on entering and working in confined spaces and operating a breathing apparatus. The refresher is designed to be completed annually following completion of the full course and provides an opportunity to update your skills and learn about any adjustments that have been made to practice in the previous year.

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

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this qualification will refresh their skills and knowledge regarding:

  • Safe work methods
  • Tags and lockout
  • The effects of irrespirable (unbreathable) environments on the body and the need for appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Entering and working in a confined space
  • Using atmospheric monitoring devices
  • Operation of a compressed air breathing apparatus
  • Applying pre-use tests, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and, safe work practices with wearing breathing apparatus
  • Communication while wearing a breathing apparatus
  • Applying the DRSABCD concept
  • Providing 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)

To attend the one-day refresher, you must have completed the full two-day course ‘Confined Space Training’ on a previous occasion.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however, please be advised that under clause 153 of WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code, employers must establish procedures for the control and management of an emergency in a confined space, including procedures for:

• the rescue of any person from the confined space

• first aid to be provided to any person in the confined space and after rescue from the confined space.

This means any person required to enter a confined space to assist with a rescue or act as a “Standby person” requires a current First Aid qualification (issued within the past 3 years) and a current CPR qualification (refreshed annually).

Prior to enrolling in the this course or the confined space refresher course, please supply your Statement of Attainment for HLTAID011 Provide First Aid or enrol in the course at CEPUTEC here. 

If you have completed your First Aid training at CEPUTEC, please provide confirmation with our admin team by emailing or calling 1300 222 727.

HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is included in both courses.

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)

$220 – full fee

$165 – Industry Association Member (NFIA, Master Plumbers, AMCA)

$0 – PPTEU Member

Cancellation fees may apply, please see the Learner Resources 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

MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


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.


Email or call 1300 222 727 to register your interest in this course.

Read this before you enrol.

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What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you study any Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, you are required to have a USI. Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcripts) that you have completed since 2015.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). The benefit of the USI is the ability to provide learners with easy access to their training records at any time.

You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone.

If you do not already have a USI, go to on a computer or mobile device.

Note: A USI must be supplied to CEPUTEC during enrolment so that a Nationally Recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment can be issued to you.

For further information, please see the video under Learner Resources.