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RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces / MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres

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RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces + MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres is critical for working in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces which can be dangerous such as tanks, ducts, flues or containers.

The Confined Space component

This Confined Space training course covers WHS policies and procedures, entering and working in confined spaces, local risk management and operating breathing apparatus in resources and infrastructure industries. If you need to work safely in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces held at atmospheric pressure this Confined Space training course will give you the skills you need.  This course meets the requirements of State/Territory WHS Regulators and Australian Standard AS 2865-2009.


Course outline:

•    Plan and prepare for entering and working in confined spaces
•    Enter and work in the confined space
•    Exit confined space
•    Clean up
•    Identify hazards
•    Assess risk and identify unacceptable risk
•    Identify, assess and implement risk treatments
•    Complete records and reports
•    Conclude operations

The Gas Test Atmospheres component


The MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres course component is for people who may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace, including:

  • confined spaces

  • enclosed and partially enclosed spaces

  • hot work

  • storage tanks, silos, pits, pipes, shafts, ducts, transport vehicles and ships

  • testing as part of issuing a work permit

  • monitoring as part of working under a work permit

  • open areas

  • holding the gas tester by hand

  • lowering the gas tester into a space, e.g. on a line

Course outline:

  • Prepare for gas testing - type of gas, select and calibrate equipment, testing regime/sampling pattern, hazards from possible contaminants, hazard control methods, and appropriate PPE

  • Test gas - use equipment, interpret and report readings, monitor gas, take required action, communicate required actions

  • Maintain equipment - clean and maintain, inspect and fault-find, return equipment, and maintain records



On successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, students will receive a Statement of Attainment nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, and a confined space entry photographic card. You will also be provided with all course materials.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be at least 16 years old

  • Have basic English and Maths skills (to be able to identify and interpret workplace signs and apply yourself to the course material).


What to bring:
Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

  • Safety shoes or boots

  • workwear (hi-vis if you have it)

  • safety hardhat (optional)

  • a broad brimmed sun hat and water bottle is recommended

100 Points of Identification must be presented before you begin training. 100 Points of Identification requirements

To discuss your Confined Space training needs or to book call 1300 661 400.


Best for people working in confined spaces 
1 day course







Sunshine Coast





Enter and work in Confined Spaces

Gas Test Atmospheres

* CSQ funding contribution to the regular course cost, of

  • $300 for RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces and

  • $202 for MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres.

Eligibility criteria applies. 



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