Confined Space

RTCSA delivers nationally accredited training on behalf of APS Training Group.

APS Training Group #31588 is the registered training organisation that issues certification upon successful completion of this accredited course.

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RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces

Confined spaces are high-risk work environments and as such are governed by a variety of legislative requirements.

Common confined spaces include vats; chimneys; tunnels; shafts; tanks; pipes; silos; pits and similar enclosed, or partially enclosed structures.

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This course covers all relevant information about Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) standards, hazard identification, risk assessment, implementation of control measures, confined space hazards, preparation for entry, atmospheric hazards, permit requirements, stand-by personnel, isolation and tagging procedures, PPE, equipment use and much more.

Anyone who wishes to gain skills and knowledge in this field and to be compliant with legislation and Australian standards, is welcome to enrol. However, this course is generally required learning for workers in the following fields: Civil construction; coal mining; gas operations; drilling; extractive industries, metalliferous mining.

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RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces

Assessment is based on theory questions as well as simulated practical scenarios and includes:

  1. Planning and preparing to work in a confined space:
    • Hazard and risk management and control
    • Signage and barriers
    • Duties of a standby person.
    • Work and confined space permits
  2. Working safely in a confined space
    • Atmospheric testing
    • Lock out and isolation methods
    • Maintaining communication whilst working in a confined space
  3. Exiting confined space
  4. Clean up
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Photographic identification must be provided on the day. ID must contain photo, signature, date of birth.
  • Participants must have a unique student identifier (USI) to obtain their nationally accredited certificate. This is a Government requirement and a certificate of competency cannot be issued by a registered training organisation (RTO), until this identification number has been supplied to them. To apply for a USI, locate a forgotten USI, or for any further information about unique student identifiers, please visit the website:
  • PPE: Participants are required to wear personal protective equipment whilst attending this course, including hi-vis shirt or vest; long trousers; safety boots; safety glasses.

This course will be delivered on behalf of APS Training Group by Regional Training Contractors of South Australia (RTCSA), under a third-party agreement. 

This unit contains theory and practical elements.

Blended training:

  • Face-to-face on the job
  • Classroom-based
  • Option of self-paced theory assessment prior to practical assessment.

RTCSA delivers confined space training at worksites throughout regional South Australia, Western Victoria, and South-Western New South Wales.

Course duration will vary depending on participant numbers, skill, knowledge, experience, and whether participants have completed the pre-reading and theory component of the course prior to the practical workshop and assessment.

Approximately 8 hours.


RTCSA is an onsite training provider and prices will vary due to differing training locations, participant numbers, and participant experience.

Quotes are provided at the time of enquiry.

Successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces, recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, and a wallet-sized plastic card, issued by APS Training Group RTO #31588.