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The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, Section 78 states; “The PCBU at a workplace, must manage risks to health and safety associated with a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury to the person or any other person.”

However, the Queensland Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017, Section 92 states; “(1) A coal mine’s safety and health management system must provide for controlling risk associated with working at heights at the mine. (2) If a person is required to work at a height greater than 2.4m, the system must provide for minimising the person’s risk of injury from falling.”


Industry regulators regulate Work at Heights differently for different industries.  If you want to know more, book into one of our working at heights courses today.

Our Work at Heights Course Brisbane supports compliance with the Work Health and Safety legislation and the Coal Mining Safety and Health legislation, however licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, sites and Industry sectors.

Work At Heights Course




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.

RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights

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

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The fee for the Work at Heights Course Brisbane is $240 (GST free) per person – book with a group to receive 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 4hours (minimum) – face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates (issued within previous 3-year period) and are currently working in relevant operational roles and have substantial experience in this field as part of their role in the workplace.

Important information regarding course durations:

The duration of the Work at Heights Course Brisbane 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.

The Work at Heights Course Brisbane will be delivered in the workplace or at A Training training facility.

An individual undertaking the Work at Heights Course Brisbane with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 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 work safely at heights wearing appropriate PPE and using appropriate fall protection equipmentParticipants will need sufficient physical ability to lift equipment infrequently from ground to overhead and access heights above 2m. 
  • Protective slip resistant footwear/safety shoes and comfortable/practical clothing must be provided by the student and worn during the practical sessions and assessment. 
  • Language, literacy and numeracy requirements – students must be able to read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to working at height, speak clearly and unambiguously in English, explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues and understand the risk assessmenrequirements. 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 calculate total fall distances for example. 

Individuals undertaking the Work at Heights Course Brisbane 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 the Work at Heights Course Brisbane is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website (Student Handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.


Delivery of Work at Heights Course information and learning activities.

  • Performance tasks: 
    • Work safely at heights on at least two occasions, including: 
      • on a brittle surface with several skylights
      • on a flat surface with uneven ground conditions
    • Assess hazards and risks associated with working at heights and implement appropriate control methods 
    • Select, wear and care for personal protective equipment 
    • Identify required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment 
    • Check the correct fitting, adjust and anchor fall protection and associated equipment 

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

    • Access, interpret and apply technical and safety information. including the JSEA/ SWMS for each scenario, for working at heights 
    • Complete an equipment maintenance log

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

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There is no pre-course study for the Work at Heights Course Brisbane.

The Work at Heights Course Brisbane is essential if you’re working in a position where there is any risk of a fall in the resources, factory, construction, maintenance and infrastructure industries.

Our Working at Heights Training will provide you with the skills, knowledge and most importantly the confidence required to Working Safely at Heights in the work environment safely.  For most work sites the White card, Work at Heights Course and Confined Space Training, are the first step and basic requirements prior to stepping foot on a worksite.

With a view to preventing falls, the Work at Heights Course Brisbane will help you to work at any height in the work environment.

You will learn to apply policies and procedures, use document information to interpret and apply technical and safety information; assess hazards and risks for Work at Heights and how to control them; use of personal protective equipment; identifying safety systems and fall protection equipment (rigging of and anchoring systems) and checking the fitting, adjustments and anchoring of fall protection equipment.


Our Work at Heights Course Brisbane is recommended for workers who are Working at Heights or supervise tasks whilst at height will benefit from this course, which may include; but not limited to:

•    Sign fabricators / writers and installers
•    Electricians
•    Electrical engineers
•    Maintenance personnel
•    Plumbers
•    Scaffolders
•    Rope access workers / technicians
•    Riggers
•    Belt Splicers
•    Rubber Liners
•    Fitters
•    Welders
•    Boilermakers
•    Sheetmetal workers
•    Supervisors
•    Roofers
•    Carpenters
•    Labourers
•    Franna / Crane Operators
•    EWP / Boom Operators
•    Field Service Technicians
•    CCTV Technicians
•    NDT Technicians
•    NBN installation technicians
•    Structural Engineers
•    Managers
•    Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
•    CSG/LNG workers
•    Work Health and Safety representatives and advisors


•    What is classified as “Work at Heights” under relevant legislation
•    About AS1891 Industrial fall arrest systems and devices
•    About other relevant Australian Standards eg: AS1892, AS4142, AS4497
•    About Managing the risk of falls at workplaces Code of Practice 2021
•    How to select the correct height safety equipment
•    How to inspect and install your Height Safety Equipment
•    How to correctly fit and adjust harnesses, belts, anchor points
•    How to use safety equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
•    About fall prevention devices
•    About work positioning systems
•    About fall arrest equipment
•    About ladder safety
•    How to calculate fall clearances
•    How to perform Working at Heights safely

For the Work at Heights Course Brisbane, 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 Work at Heights Course Brisbane; however applicants should be over 18 years of age.

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

The Work at Heights Course Brisbane includes:

•    Tea and coffee facilities
•    Course material
•    Equipment required to complete the training
•    Training conducted by our experienced height safety specialists
•    Extensive knowledge of Australian Standards AS1891 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices
•    Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation
•    Theory and practical training

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A Working at Heights Refresher Course in Brisbane is a training program designed to refresh the knowledge and skills of workers who have already completed a full working at heights course.

The refresher course is typically shorter in duration than the initial course and focuses on updating workers on any changes to regulations, equipment, or best practices.

The working at heights refresher course in Brisbane is specifically designed for workers who have previously completed a working at heights course and may be required to renew their certification or undergo periodic training to maintain their competency.

This is often a requirement by regulatory bodies to ensure that workers remain up to date on the latest safety procedures and techniques.

The content of a work at heights course in Brisbane may include a review of the principles of fall protection, an update on any changes to relevant legislation or standards, and practical exercises to reinforce learning.

The duration of the course may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific requirements of the regulatory body.

If you are a worker who has previously completed a work at heights course and are required to complete a refresher course in Brisbane, it is important to choose a reputable provider with experienced instructors and to ensure that the course meets the requirements of your regulatory body.

In Queensland, the validity period of a working at heights certificate depends on the regulatory body for the certificate.

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (QLD) states that a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure that workers who perform work at heights have completed a suitable training course and hold a current certification.

However, the regulation does not specify a specific timeframe for how long the certification is valid.

It is up to the issuing authority or the PCBU to determine the validity period of the certificate. Some training providers may issue certificates with no expiry date, while employers may require workers to undergo a refresher course annually, every 2 years or every 3 years.

Therefore, if you have a working at heights certificate in Queensland, it is important to check the validity period of your certificate with the issuing authority or your employer.

It is also a good idea to keep your training up to date by attending refresher courses to ensure that you remain competent and compliant with the relevant legislation and standards.

The minimum height for working at height is not specifically defined in most jurisdictions, including Australia.

In general, working at height refers to any situation where a person is working above ground level or at a height where a fall could result in injury.

The height at which a person is considered to be “working at height” can vary depending on factors such as the type of work being performed, the surface on which the work is being done, and the level of risk involved.

However, in many jurisdictions, regulations and standards require that fall protection measures be implemented when working at a height of two meters (approximately 6.5 feet) or more.

This means that workers must be provided with appropriate fall protection equipment and training, and that risk assessments must be carried out to identify and control hazards associated with working at height.

It is important to note that the specific requirements for working at height can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the type of work being performed. It is essential that employers and workers comply with the relevant regulations and standards to ensure that they are working safely and effectively at height.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important component of working safely at heights, as it can help to protect workers from falls and other hazards.

The specific PPE required for working at heights will depend on the type of work being performed and the risks associated with the task. Here are some examples of PPE that may be required for working at heights:

  1. Fall protection harness: A full-body harness is typically worn by workers who are at risk of falling from a height. The harness is attached to a lanyard or lifeline that is anchored to a secure point, and is designed to distribute the force of a fall across the body to minimize the risk of injury.
  2. Hard hat: A hard hat is essential for protecting the head from falling objects and other hazards.
  3. Eye and face protection: Workers may need to wear safety glasses or goggles, or a face shield to protect their eyes and face from debris, dust, or other hazards.
  4. Gloves: Gloves may be required to protect hands from cuts, punctures, or other injuries while working at heights.
  5. Non-slip footwear: Workers should wear footwear with good grip and slip resistance to help prevent slips, trips, and falls.
  6. Protective clothing: Depending on the work being performed, workers may need to wear protective clothing such as high-visibility vests or flame-resistant clothing to protect them from other hazards associated with the task.

It is important for workers to be properly trained in the correct use and maintenance of PPE, and for employers to ensure that PPE is regularly inspected and replaced as necessary to ensure that it is in good working condition.




Our Work at Heights Course Brisbane is often conducted in Brisbane and surrounding areas, and 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