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Confined Space Training

Course overview

Mines Rescue offers three Confined Space courses and a refresher program designed to meet the needs of individuals who are required to enter and work in a confined space, perform standby or supervisor duties, perform confined space rescue and operate under breathing apparatus.

  • One day - Entry/Workers
  • Two days - Standby/supervisors
  • Three days - Standby/supervisors, CABA and confined space rescue
  • One day refresher - Standby/supervisors, CABA and confined space rescue

Training involves practical experience in real confined spaces including tunnels, containers, tanks, drains and shafts. Upon successful completion of training participants will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Legislation and safe work procedures
  • Risk assessments
  • Permit to work systems
  • The operation of confined space equipment

Learning outcomes

This training takes into account all relevant aspects of the current Work Health and Safety legislation, Confined Spaces Code of Practice and AS2865.

Upon successful completion of training, participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency listed in the table below. Participants completing the Refresher training will be issued a Statement of Attendance.

Units One Day Confined Space (Entry/
Two Days Confined Space (Standby/
Three days Confined Space (Standby/
Supervisor with CABA and Confined Space Rescue)
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces X X X
RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control X X X
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit X X X
MSAPMPER202A Observe permit work   X X
MSAPMOHS217A Gas test atmospheres   X X
MSAPMPER300C Issue work permits   X X
MSAPMOHS216A Operate breathing apparatus     X
PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue     X

These units contribute to the completion of the Certificate III in Process Manufacturing (MSA30107). To maintain currency of skills and knowledge, Mines Rescue recommends a refresher course be undertaken every two years.

Entry requirements

No formal previous learning is required for this course however Mines Rescue encourages participants to gain knowledge and experience of the policies and procedures of their workplace before starting the course.

It is acknowledged that this is a course based on a Certificate III level qualification that requires appropriate levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills to manage course work, in-course activities and assessment tasks.

Further information

Please refer to the Mines Rescue Participant Handbook located on our website for relevant policy information, including Payment Terms and Conditions and Refund and Fees Policy.

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

You are encouraged to refer to our Participant Handbook and RPL/ CT Handbook for Applicants and speak with Mines Rescue prior to commencing training.

For any further information please contact your local Mines Rescue station or visit our website www.minesrescueservices.com

Please click here to download the complete course overview.


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