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Confined Space Entry - 1 day

Nationally recognised units of competency

Face to Face

Allows workers to perform basic risk assessments and enter a confined space to conduct work under an issued permit and conduct gas testing. 100% face-to-face training.

1 day course
enter and work, gas testing
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2 day course
issue permits, operate breathing apparatus
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Funding is currently available for eligible members of the Queensland construction industry

Course Dates

Location (Central QLD) Start Date Places Left
Gladstone Fri, May 27, 2022 (7:30am)
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Gladstone Mon, Jun 06, 2022 (7:30am)
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Course Details


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

National units of competency

  • RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIRIS201E - Conduct local risk control
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres

This program meets the requirements of CTO (Competency To Operate) for Confined Space Entry at Rio Tinto Yarwun.

Course Duration

1 day (approximately 8 hours)


  • $185.00 pp for public courses. Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book Now)
  • QLD: Funding is available for eligible members of the construction industry. Eligible students can do this course at no cost - save $185.00! Check your eligibility and apply now.
  • For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please submit your group booking enquiry here for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

Note: This is our basic course which gives you the skills to review a risk assessment, enter a confined space in accordance with an issued permit to conduct work, and conduct gas testing. For more advanced confined space training (including issuing permits and use of breathing apparatus) or for training that covers planning and supervision of confined space operations, see our Confined Space 2 day course. This advanced training is required for anyone who may be required to control the works in the space via permit issuing or otherwise supervise confined space operations.

This nationally recognised training course is designed for people who work in or around confined spaces. The course can be tailored to suit the practical scenarios relevant to your company’s confined space operations. While there is a standard set of learning outcomes for the course, we understand that the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. It is designed to teach participants how to:

  • Identify confined space hazards and control risks
  • Enter and work safely within confined spaces according to an issued permit
  • Operate various confined space safety equipment
  • Conduct gas testing of the atmosphere

What is a confined space?

According to the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice, a “confined space” means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:

  • is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person; and
  • is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space; and
  • is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from:
    • an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level, or
    • contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion, or
    • harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants, or
    • engulfment.

Examples of confined spaces include (but are not limited to):

  • Storage tanks
  • Tank cars
  • Process vessels
  • Pressure vessels
  • Boilers
  • Silos and other tank-like compartments
  • Pits and degreasers
  • Pipes
  • Sewers
  • Sewer pump stations including wet and dry wells, shafts and ducts
  • Shipboard spaces entered through small hatchways or access points, cargo tanks, cellular double bottom tanks, duct keels, ballast or oil tanks and void spaces

This course is recommended for:

  • Workers who will be performing confined space work, but are not required to write a permit or wear breathing apparatus
  • Electrical engineers
  • Safety inspectors
  • Safety personnel
  • Injury prevention personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Emergency services personnel (fire, ambulance, police)
  • OHS officers
  • Risk managers
  • Mine managers
  • Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
  • Transport industry workers

  • This program meets the requirements of CTO (Competency To Operate) for Confined Space Entry at Rio Tinto Yarwun.

  • Course Outline

    • Identifying confined spaces
    • Identification and control of hazards
    • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
    • Roles and responsibilities of management and employees
    • Case studies
    • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
    • Work according to a confined space permit
    • Work site policy and procedures
    • Write work plans and risk assessments
    • Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
    • Atmospheric monitoring and gas detection
    • Fall protection equipment
    • Practical entry into a confined space
    • Safety and emergency procedures
    • Confined space refresher training is recommended every 12-24 months under Australian Standard AS2865-2009.

    Course Inclusions

    • Training conducted by experienced confined space specialist
    • One 8-hour day of training. Up to 12 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 0730-1630
    • Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for confined spaces
    • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your particular workplace
    • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work to be undertaken
    • Plenty of practical hands on training to ensure workers can be safe and conform to relevant standards and legislation
    • Lunch is provided
    • This course can be conducted on-site or at our purpose built Gladstone training centre in Roseanna St, Clinton.

    Each Trainee Must Provide

    Participants must

    • Be at least 15 years of age


    • We can supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training.
    • We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.
    • Please contact us to discuss your equipment requirements.

    For our public courses at our purpose built training facility trainees must provide:

    • Transport
    • Lunch
    • Appropriate clothing, closed in footwear.

    Brett was very knowledgeable and his wealth of experience in the industry was obvious. I have completed many confined space courses over the years and this was by far the best in terms of delivery of the content and the equipment that was used. I will be training with Pinnacle in the future.

    Ben S. - Gold Coast, QLD

    Public Course Participant
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    I found Kerryn to be an excellent trainer and presenter who was able to share her industry experience well. The fact that she regularly provides Confined Spaces services to industry reflects well.

    Les D. - Melbourne, VIC

    Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings

    Really enjoyed the practical component - excellent. Great to see this being encouraged in courses like this.

    George C. - Melbourne, VIC

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