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Confined Space Training Brisbane

Why you need Confined Space Training?

Confined spaces pose life threatening dangers because they are usually not designed to be areas where people work.  Confined spaces often have poor ventilation which allows hazardous atmospheres to quickly develop, especially if the space is a small area.  The hazards are not always obvious and may change from one entry into the confined space to the next.

The risks of working in confined spaces include:
•    loss of consciousness, impairment, injury or death due to the immediate effects of airborne contaminants
•    fire or explosion from the ignition of flammable contaminants
•    difficulty rescuing and treating an injured or unconscious person
•    asphyxiation resulting from oxygen deficiency or immersion in a free-flowing material, such as
liquids, grain, sand, fertiliser or water.

In addition, confined space training is a mandatory requirement prior to entry, along with other additional mandatory controls by law.  Our Confined space training Brisbane course is nationally recognised and will help you develop the skills, knowledge and competency required to enter and perform work in a confined space safely and in compliance with the relevant Work Health and Safety laws.

Confined space training is usually one of the mandatory requirements for construction/mine sites prior to employment and is designed for people who work in or around confined spaces.


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Confined Space Training Brisbane

Units being delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd – RTO 90909.

•  RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces

To view full unit details please visit training.gov.au

Provider of Training and Assessment

Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

Please click this link to view the Allens Training Pty Ltd Student Handbook for this course.

A Training can also be found on the firstaidtraining.com.au website.

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The fee for this course is $240 (GST free) per person – book with a group and get a discount

For group/company bookings, please contact us for a free quote on 1300 707 677

Refund and fee protection policy, including cooling-off period – please refer to the Student handbook

Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

•    Option 1:  Face to Face – 7 hours (minimum) full face to face course
•    Option 2:  Refresher training – 4 hours (minimum) face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates

Important information regarding course durations:

The duration of the course mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a Training training facility.

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry: 

  • Psychological* and physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstrations for this course, such as the undertaking of the requirements to safely enter, work in and exit a confined space wearing appropriate PPE.This may involve climbing up, down, through or under structures or confined spaces, being temporarily suspended, wearing harnesses and other relevant PPE, dragging and lifting in confined and restricted environments in dark, low light or smoke filled areas. 
  • Protective footwear/safety shoes and comfortable/practical clothing must be provided by the student and worn during the practical sessionsand assessment. 
  • Language, literacy and numeracy requirements – students must be able to read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to the confined space entry, speak clearly and unambiguously in English, explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues and understand the permit requirements. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing any required reports. Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses and interpret gas test/monitoring results. 

*Safe Work Australia notes “Working in a confined space may impose physiological and psychological demands over and above those encountered in a normal working environment. Consideration should be given to a worker’s: 

  • physical ability; 
  • ability to work in a restrictive space (for example claustrophobia) and ability to wear the PPE required to do the work (for example respirators).”  

Code of Practice – Confined Spaces, December 2021 

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.

No industry recommended renewal is identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (Student Handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.


Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Performance tasks:

  • Perform a horizontal and a vertical entry into a confined space
  • Use atmospheric monitoring devices prior to entering the confined space 
  • Apply tagging and lock out procedures 
  • Use atmospheric monitoring devices prior to entering the confined space 
  • Following communication and recording procedures

Documentation – The student must complete all documentation according to the required standard:

  • Complete two Job Safety Environmental Analysis (JSEA)/ Safe Work Methods Statement (SWMS) forms 
  • Apply for and obtain a Confined space entry permit for both scenarios – horizontal and vertical entry 

Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.


Confined space accidents are of extreme concern in the workplace due to the life threatening hazards they pose to workers and rescue teams.  Our confined space training Brisbane course outlines the skills and protocols for safe entry into confined spaces, and includes precautions and identifies procedures such as; lock out tag out to connecting services, air quality testing and monitoring, ventilation, how to monitor workers in the space, rescue plans with appropriate harnesses and rescue equipment on stand by in the event of an emergency.

Our confined space training Brisbane course is a nationally recognised unit of competency and will help you develop the skills, knowledge and competency required to enter and perform work in a confined space.

What is a confined space?

Under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 Schedule 19; a confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that—
(a)  is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person; and
(b)  is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space; and
(c)  is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from—
(i)  an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level; or
(ii)  contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion; or
(iii)  harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants; or
(iv)  engulfment;

Some examples of confined spaces may include; but are not limited to:confined space training brisbane

•    Pressure vessels
•    Boilers
•    Pipes
•    Sewers
•    Tanks
•    Drains
•    Silos
•    Tunnels
•    Trenches
•    Wet and dry wells
•    Pipes

Who is this course recommended for?

•    Workers who will be performing confined space work, but not required to write a permit, monitor gas levels, wear breathing apparatus
•    Electricians
•    Electrical engineers
•    Maintenance personnel
•    Plumbers
•    Scaffolders
•    Rope access workers
•    Riggers
•    Belt Splicer
•    Rubber Liners
•    Fitters
•    Boilermakers
•    Sheetmetal workers
•    Supervisors
•    Managers
•    Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
•    CSG/LNG workers
•    Work Health and Safety representatives and advisors


Working in confined space environments is a high-risk activity and has been responsible for many work-related deaths.

You will learn

•    How to defined a confined space
•    How to determine if a space is a confined space
•    How to identify confined spaces
•    How to memorise the mandatory controls required by law
•    About safe and unsafe oxygen levels
•    About toxic gases
•    About Confined space Code of Practice Qld 2021
•    About the Confined space Australian standard AS2865 Safe Working in a Confined Space – 2009
•    How to interpret gas readings
•    About common hazards for confined spaces
•    How to identify confined space hazards
•    How to control the hazards identified
•    How to operate various types of confined space safety equipment
•    What a confined space permit is
•    How to perform work in accordance with Australian Standard AS2865 – 2009

Course requirements

For the Confined space training Brisbane course, it is recommended that participants should have sound LLN skills (language, literacy and numeracy).  The participant should contact A Training prior to enrolment for a free assessment if they’re unsure whether they meet this requirement.

Additional support services (such as LLN support) may be required at the cost of the individual based on the individuals needs.  A Training additional support services can be found on our Resources page.

•    Please read the A Training Student Handbook for student rights and obligations prior to course registration
•    By enrolling in a course you are deemed to have accepted the policies and procedures of A Training
•    Please be at the course 15 minutes prior to commencement of course
•    Admission after the course has commenced will be left to Management’s discretion.  A 100% fee will be charged for non-attendance if less than 48 hours or no notice is given in writing


There are no prerequisites for the Confined space training Brisbane course; however applicants should be over 18 years of age.

Participants must provide

•    Own lunch
•    Own transport
•    Must wear suitable clothing and enclosed in footwear
•    Please bring photo identification as needed for your course


•    Tea and coffee facilities
•    Course material
•    Equipment required to complete the training
•    Training conducted by our experienced confined space safety specialists
•    Extensive knowledge on the Confined space Australian Standard
•    Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation
•    Theory and practical training

Relevant courses

The Confined space training Brisbane course can be packaged with other courses of your choice.  Please contact A Training for a free quote on course packages and receive significant savings.

Call us to make an arrangement suitable for you 1300 707 677