Working at Heights

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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RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights

This nationally accredited course caters for all persons that are required to work at heights. This includes any situation where a worker is at a height where there is a potential to fall and cause injury, fall from one level to another, or is working in elevated work platforms (EWP), working from scaffold, or are required to be compliant with local legislation/Australian Standard AS/NZS: 1891.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

This course covers all relevant information about health and safety standards, general working at heights applications, permits, permit process, hazards and associated risks, preparation for heights work, roles and responsibilities, PPE, ladders, scaffolds, equipment inspection and use and more. Training consists of theory presentation, assessment and simulated practical scenarios.

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Standard industry practice is that refresher training should be conducted every 2 years. This does vary from company to company though. Always check with your employer.

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RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights

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

  1. Identify work requirements
  2. Identify work procedures & instructions
  3. Access & install equipment
  4. Perform work at heights
  5. Clean up work area.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older and able to speak, read and write basic English.
  • Photographic identification must be provided on the day. ID must contain photo, signature, and date of birth. 
  • Participants must have a unique student identifier (USI) to obtain their nationally accredited certificate. To apply for a USI, or for further information, please visit:
  • 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.
  • Participants must be confident to work at heights.

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 working at heights training at worksites throughout regional South Australia, Western Victoria, and South-Western New South Wales.

Course duration will be approximately 8-hours, dependent upon participant skill, knowledge, and whether participants have completed the pre-reading and theory component of the course prior to the practical workshop and assessment.


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

Quotes are provided at the time of enquiry.

Successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights, recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, and a wallet-sized plastic card, issued by APS Training Group RTO #31588.