Enter and Work in Confined Spaces RIIWHS202D

Course Code


Course Name

Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

Course Outline

This unit describes that workers are to be formally trained prior to obtain the skills and knowledge before entering and working in confined spaces on Construction sites and in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

A confined space is any space presented on a construction or mine site that is not typically classed as a place of work for a “period” of time. Entering a confined space is considered “excursions” only to commence and complete a task.  Examples of this are welding pipes in a confined area, cleaning silos, sewers, vessels / tanks, containers, conditioning ducts, chimneys, enclosed engine bays, manhole pits to name a few.

The legislation clarifies that any confined space if they are considered hazardous to work in and not fit for people in  work in normal conditions whether that be via air, land and sea, then measures are taken to ensure a safe method to complete the task.  Students as a part of this unit must also use a hand held atmospheric monitoring device and correct procedures followed using an entry permit.

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Course Length

Please allow 1 day.

RPL and credit transfer: N/A  Refreshers are required according to site requirements and expiry is specific to each site.  It typically ranges from 2 to 5 years.


Legislation | Planning | Knowledge of what is a confined space | Confined space hazards | Gas types | Locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures / JSA | Obtain appropriate entry permit and instructions for performing work in confined space | interpreting and applying safe work method statements | Equipment and PPE


Demonstrates completion of entering and working in confined spaces safely | Obtain appropriate entry permit and instructions for performing work in confined space | Apply tagging and lock out | Selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment applicable to all tasks and environment identified | Using atmospheric monitoring devices prior and during entering the confined space | Excursion in the confined space | Applying safe materials handling methods | Site clean up

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Under the legislation, we are able to provide you two options.

The first option; the student can effectively communicate both verbally and written and is able to competently read and write while under instruction throughout the course unassisted.

The second option requires direct assistance for the student, where writing is somewhat difficult.  Therefore in regards to written assessments we are able to conduct a one-on-one verbal assessment with the student.

This process involves the assessor verbally asking the assessment questions in a one on one scenario.

  • This is also not a spelling test.

Government Notification

N/A for RII Competency courses


Must be physically suited to working in construction

Prerequisite Information

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Qualification Outcomes

Statement of Atttainment (SOA) from RTO (commonly known as a completion certificate)

Wallet sized plastic card / ticket from RTO

Terms And Conditions

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N/A for this course due to industry requirements.

Industry Associations

All companies involved in construction and mining

* Examples of industries
  • Builders
  • Electricians
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Boilermakers
  • Telecommunications
  • Fishing and sea cargo
  • Ports
  • Airlines
  • Mining
  • Councils

Verification of Competency VOC



Please enroll with our RTO training partner.  Enrollment forms can be located in the news and media section or the link above the photo on this course page, thank you.

Could you please bring to class

  • At least 1 form of ID is required.  Examples are Drivers Licence, 18+ card, birth certificate, passport, medicare card, shooters licence, etc
  • And your Unique Student Identification number (USI) See video for further information with this link

Lunch is not provided.  Please bring enough food and water for the day.

What to Wear

Classroom: PPE not required

Smart casual – please to not wear singlets or thongs / sandals.  Always wear enclosed footwear (composite cap or steel toe boots preferred)

Investment to Pathway

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  • Course materials
  • Training and assessment
  • Statement of Attainment (SOA) from RTO (on course completion)
  • Plastic White Card
  • RTO processing fees
  • Excellent service


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Townsville Qld 4810

Classroom Size

Max 15

Course Delivery

Face to Face in classroom / practical operation under supervision performing a variety of tasks.

Further Information

If you require HRW Training to be in direct contact with you for a course time and date or seeking a course to be tailored and customised for your staff needs, we are flexible and maybe be able to offer a solution.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Tony on 0411 51 41 51 or by email: admin@hrwtraining.com.au we will be only to happy to assist you.