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Permit Issuer and Breathing Apparatus (Gladstone)

Nationally recognised units of competency

Face to Face

A one day program for Gladstone workers focusing on the confined space permit process and use of breathing apparatus.


You’ll need one of our other programs running near you. This may be our ‘Confined Space Entry - 2 day’ program, our ‘Gas Test and Permit Issuer’ program if you are eligible, or our standalone Breathing Apparatus program. All these can be found in the menu to the right.

This is a Gladstone-specific course designed for Gladstone site requirements. For all other locations please choose the relevant course from this page.

Course Dates

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For group bookings please call us on 1300 990 810.

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

  • MSMPER300 - Issue work permits
  • MSMWHS201 - Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMWHS216 - Operate breathing apparatus

Course Duration

1 day (allow a minimum of 8 hours)


  • $185.00 pp for public courses. Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book 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

This is generally conducted as the second day of our ‘Confined Space Entry - 2 day’ course. While there are no formal prerequisites to attending this course, participants will benefit from having solid working experience in confined spaces, or holding the unit RIIOHS202A/RIIWHS202D/RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces (or equivalent). This unit is attained on day 1 of the 2 day course and if you require it, please attend the full 2 day course.

Our Permit Issuer and Breathing Apparatus course is for:

  • Anyone who wants a greater depth of knowledge of working in confined spaces
  • Anyone with a hands-on role in the hazard analysis and risk assessment aspects of confined space operations
  • Anyone who may have to act in the role of standby person
  • Anyone who wants to be able to issue work permits
  • Anyone required to operate breathing apparatus in the context of confined space operations
  • Anyone who may need to supervise other workers during confined space operations.

General overview

This nationally recognised training course is designed for people who work in or around confined spaces. Pinnacle have been training confined space in Gladstone for nearly 10 years, and this course is tailored to the major Gladstone site-specific training requirements focusing on the safety procedures and practical scenarios relevant to the typical confined space operations on Gladstone sites. 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 and control confined space hazards
  • Work safely within confined spaces
  • Complete relevant risk assessments and permits
  • Issue entry permits for confined space operations
  • Operate various confined space safety equipment to allow for vertical or horizontal entries
  • Discharge the obligations of a standby person, and supervise confined space operations
  • Operate breathing apparatus.

Trainees who need to be able to undertake confined space rescue, please see our Confined Space Rescue course.

Course Outline

  • Hazard identification processes
  • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • Roles and responsibilities of management and employees
  • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard controls
  • Issue confined space work permits
  • Work site policy and procedures
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • The use of breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Breathing apparatus components
  • Calculating working duration and emergency escape times
  • Using breathing apparatus control tally boards
  • Breathing apparatus safety and entrapment procedures
  • Cleaning, maintenance and testing procedures
  • Confined space refresher training is recommended every 12-24 months under Australian Standard AS2865-2009.

Course Inclusions

  • Training conducted by an experienced confined space specialist with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Australian Standards for working in confined spaces
  • Practical hands-on training
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for a particular workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work to be undertaken.
  • This course can be conducted on-site or at or at our purpose built Gladstone training centre in Roseanna St, Clinton.

Each Trainee Must Provide

Please note: there are specific language, literacy and numeracy requirements of some of the units in this course.

In order to be deemed competent, participants must be able to:

  • read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to the confined space entry
  • speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
  • understand the permit requirements.

Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing any required reports.

Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses and interpret gas test/monitoring results.

Equipment requirements

  • 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.

Participants must

  • Participants must be clean shaven. The unit of competency demands that students “Don the apparatus in accordance with workplace procedures and the manufacturer’s specifications.” The manufacturer’s specifications state: “The sealing line between head and facepiece must be free of hair and foreign substances which could cause leakages”. Furthermore, AS 1715 requires users to be clean shaven.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Arrive in suitable attire, including long pants and closed-in shoes.

I enjoyed the training which added to my skillset. James was an awesome trainer, he made everything clear, relevant and fun. A great experience! Thanks.

Luke W. -

Thiess Vertical Rescue and Confined Space Rescue