Work Safely at Heights RIIWHS204D

Course Code


Course Name

Work Safely at Heights

Course Outline

This course will provide you the skills and knowledge of working at a height and understanding the fundamentals of fall arrest and fall restraint in either a construction or mining environment.

Under the legislation the height safety courses are competency based.

This course will provide you the basics for your career to work and to install a method to prevent a fall..

For people conducting refresher courses (every 2 years) this maybe about learning something new and remembering previous skills for future reference on the work site.

For both levels of experience, we blend theory applications with practical exercises to form competency.  All RII competency based courses are designed to allow all levels of experience in one course.

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Course Length

Please allow 1 day.

RPL and credit transfer: Due to work sites requiring this unit to be conducted every 2 years. We are unable to offer RPL or credit transfers on this course.

Theory And Calculations

Legislation | Planning | Identify work requirements | Hazard identification and implementation of controls to reduce the risk of injury / JSA | Identify work procedures and instructions | Knowledge of fall arrest and fall restraint | Static lines


Access and install equipment | static lines | knots | correctly fitting harness and specific safety gear | Static lines | demonstrating hazard identification and implementation of controls | Perform work at heights / field exercises.

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

Companies involved in construction and mining

* Examples of industries
  • Builders
  • Electricians
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Bricklayers
  • Councils

Verification of Competency VOC

N/A for this course due to industry requirements.  A new 1 day course is always conducted.


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 (unless on site)
  • Practical: * Wear basic PPE, items as a Hi Vis shirt or vest, safety boots – composite cap or steel cap, safety sunglasses, shorts and short sleeve are permitted.  Socks must be worn.with safety boots.

Investment to Pathway

Please contact us for pricing.

  • Group discount of more than 4 people available for this course . Please contact us with your inquiry for a quote, thank you.
  • Course materials
  • Training and assessment
  • Access to machinery
  • Statement of Attainment (SOA) from RTO (on course completion)
  • Plastic wallet sized card / ticket
  • RTO processing fees
  • Excellent service


2 / 20 Montgomery Street, West End
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: we will be only to happy to assist you.