Confined Space Entry - 2 Day

Course Description

The Confined Space Entry course is required for any person working, supervising workers or acting as standby personal, within or on a confined space. Awarding participants with an industry specific, Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment, the Confined Space Entry Course is tailored to each specific industry from the mining and resource sector through to the manufacturing and process industry and covers requirements for both the workers and also the persons supervising work within a confined space.

Course Content

Each course is tailored to the relevant industry and orientated to the specific job requirements of the participants if required. Constructed based on the requirements of the Regulations, Codes of Practice and National Standards applicable, the Confined Space Entry course address the minimum requirements for all persons working in, around or on Confined Spaces. This course does not include Breathing Apparatus, Atmospheric Monitoring or Rescue Qualifications.

Topics include:

  • Definition of a Confined Space
  • Standards, Codes of Practice, Acts and Regulations
  • Hazards and Risk Assessments
  • Risk Control Measures
  • Lock out tag out methods
  • Issuing and Working under Permits
  • Atmospheric contaminates and hazards
  • Atmospheric testing and monitoring
  • Atmospheric control measures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Confined Space Personnel
  • Procedures for Standby Personnel
  • Entry and Exit Procedures
  • Entry and Exit Control
  • Communication
  • Harness and Fall protection
  • Confined Space Emergencies
  • Requirements for Rescue
  • Basic Level Confined Space Rescue 

Course Duration

The course is delivered over 16 hours usually split into two days.

Delivery Mode

Training is delivered face to face including both theory and practical components with a strong emphasis on the practical application of skills.

Award and Recognition

Successful Participants will be awarded the units of competency as required by the participant’s industry, which can include some or all of the following National units of competency based on the participant’s industry requirements and any requested tailoring of the course.

  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
  • MSAPMOHS200A Work safely
  • MSAPMPER200C Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSAPMPER202A Observe Permit Work
  • MSAPMOHS217A Gas Test Atmospheres
  • MSAPMPER205C Enter Confined Space
  • RIIWHS202D Enter and work in Confined Spaces


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Fitness Requirements

A reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in this training.
All participants are required to wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt, and sturdy footwear.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Requirements

The course is conducted in English. Participants are expected to be able to read and write to a level which will allow them to complete workplace forms and interpret these forms. Numeracy is required to a level where the participant can interpret results on a gas detector and calculate the difference between results.

Clothing and Equipment

Participants are to wear long sleeved shirts, long pants with covered in shoes, preferably work boots.  Sandals and thongs are not allowed under any circumstances and will result in the participant being unable to complete the training.

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