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RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

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5 hours (incl. breaks)


Bondi Junction



Course Introduction

Enter and work in confined spaces-RIIWHS202E provides the skills and knowledge required to conduct a quality risk assessment of confined spaces. The course covers all necessary knowledge of site and equipment safety requirements, confined space entry, exit and cleaning procedures, risk, and regulations. It also covers information on air contaminants and toxic gases.

Students will acquire knowledge regarding the documentations of confined spaces, such as confined space equipment application and limitations, identifying the range and scope of work covered by permits, checking that the right type of permit has been issued for the type of work, how to prepare for the work and undertake their work in accordance with the provisions of the permit.

Upon successful completion, students have thorough knowledge of the characteristics, hazards, and legislative requirements of working in confined spaces. This course is designed for workers who issue confined space permits, perform a confined space rescue or undertake gas testing.

  • This course requires a level of physical ability to complete practical assessments. If the participant’s health or fitness restricts him or her from performing physical activities associated with this program, they will be able to participate but may not be eligible for a nationally accredited certificate.
  • This course combines plain English, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. language, literacy and numeracy that are essential to performance. Participants should have language‚ literacy and numeracy skills to an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3-4, who indicate that they may not have the required LLN skills will be invited to complete an LLN test prior to entry to the course. Participants who do not meet the required LLN skills will be referred to an English language service convenient to them.
  • Participants must be at least 15 years to take this course. 
  • Participants must provide one of valid I.D. (eg. Passport, Australian driver’s licence, state government issued proof age card)
  • Participant must wear appropriate PPE (eg. long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed shoes (preferably work boots), hard cap). 
  • Identify confined spaces
  • Identify and control of hazards
  • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
  • Plan and prepare for working in confined space
  • Work according to a confined space permit
  • Work site policy and procedures
  • Write work plans and risk assessments
  • Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
  • Atmospheric monitoring and gas detection
  • Practical entry into a confined space
  • Safety and emergency procedures

Assessment will confirm knowledge and skills have been achieved to demonstrate competency across the unit. Assessment will be in accordance with the Principles of Assessment and the Rules of Evidence.

Participant are offered multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills throughout the course. If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the course at the full course fee.

Volume of learning:

5 hours classroom assessment in form of:

  • written theory questions
  • case study scenarios
  • practical skills demonstration

On successful complete this course, participant will be issued a Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces. Under Australian Standard AS2865-2009 recommends participant to refresh the training every 2 years.

All participants doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2015 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). 

For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site