Confined Spaces, Gas Test Atmospheres and Operate Breathing Apparatus 3 day course

RIIWHS202E – Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
MSMWHS216 – Operate Breathing Apparatus
MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres

Our Confined Space training is designed for any personnel that either work in a confined space area or operate breathing apparatus in a confined space. We run public courses in Newcastle, NSW and private courses across NSW and Queensland.

Participants in the course will learn everything surrounding confined space safety, including hazard identification, risk management and required permits to work. This 3 Day Nationally Recognised training course includes Enter and Work in Confined Spaces RIIWHS202E, Gas Test Atmospheres MSMWHS217 and Operate Breathing Apparatus MSMWHS216.

Course Content

Legislation and Safe Work Practices
– WHS Legislation
– Overview of Regulations, Australian Standards and Codes of Practice.
– Risk Assessment and Hierarchy of Control
– Developing Site Procedures and Safe Work Methods (SWMS, JSA’s)
– WHS, Hazard, Accident or Incident Reports
– Confined Space Rescue Plans and Entry Permits
– Safety requirements and organisational policies and procedures
– Selection of tools and equipment to carry out tasks that are consistent with the requirements of the job
– Checking for serviceability and rectifying or reporting any faults

Safe Entry, Work and Exit of the Confined Space
– Adhering to confined space entry processes and procedure requirements
– Communication
– Designated work in confined space complies with entry permit requirements
– Responding to emergency situations and communication of incident details

Gas Detection
– Atmosphere is tested and monitored for harmful elements in accordance with organisations procedures.
– Maintaining equipment in accordance with legislative requirements.

Breathing Protection
– Breathing Apparatus – selection, inspection, use and care of equipment
– Use in emergency situations
– Gases

The program involves an extensive practical skills development module in a simulated or real workplace and include a confined space rescue practical.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students will receive a Wallet Card and Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework for the following units of competency:
RIIWHS202E – Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
MSMWHS216 – Operate Breathing Apparatus
MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres

Course Duration

Course duration is 3 days (approx 24 hours total). 7:30am-3:30pm each day.

Course Venue: Newcastle, NSW

Training and assessment is conducted at the 3D Safety Training Centre in Cameron Park or training can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there have suitable infrastructure and training facilities.

Max Students



$585 per Person

Refund Policy

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Entry Requirements

Physical ability to successfully complete practical tasks and assessments

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Language, literacy and numeracy skills are required at a level to read, complete, interpret and communicate workplace documentation relevant to confined space entry.

Delivery Method

Theory – including presentations, demonstrations and group discussions
Practical – using equipment in simulated or real workplace environment

Assessment Process

– Multiple choice and short answer written assessment
– Observation of practical skills during simulated work activities

Further Information

For more information about the course contact 1300 663 195 or you can Enquire Online. This course requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI) . To apply for a free USI visit

Detailed student information is available in the Student Information Handbook. This booklet contains important information regarding your rights and obligations. Please download our student handbook in our Student Resources section.

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