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Confined Space Entry - Online Theory + Half Day Practical

Nationally recognised units of competency


Allows workers to perform basic risk assessments and enter a confined space to conduct work under an issued permit. Online + hands on practical.

suitable for new and experienced workers
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Melbourne - Braeside Tue, Feb 27, 2024 (12:00pm)
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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
  • MSMPER205 - Enter confined space
  • MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit

Course Details

The course is comprised of two components:

  1. Self-paced online learning and assessment (to be completed prior to your practical training): 3-4 hours
  2. Practical training and assessment at our site: 4 hours

Up to 12 trainees per course.


Course Overview

This is our basic course which gives you the skills to review a risk assessment and enter a confined space in accordance with an issued permit to conduct work.

Note: For more advanced confined space training (including gas testing and issuing permits) 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, operate gas detectors, 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
  • Work safely within confined spaces according to an issued permit
  • Operate various confined space safety equipment.

What is a Confined Space?

This course is recommended for:

  • Workers who will be performing confined space work, but are not required to issue a permit, gas test atmospheres, 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
  • Lift operators and installers
  • Transport industry workers

Course Outline

Currency of Training

​Australian Standard AS2865 recommends refreshing confined space training every 12-24 months.

Course Inclusions

Online Learning:

  • Access to our online learning platform with interactive learning modules and theory assessment activities
  • Access to our dedicated Online Faculty if you require assistance with your online learning
  • The freedom to study when you like and at your own pace.

Hands On Practical Component:

  • 4 hours of face-to-face training conducted by an experienced confined space specialist
  • Hands-on practical training designed to develop safe work practices
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and Australian Standards relevant to confined spaces
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work to be undertaken

Participant Requirements

For the pre-course online learning, participants must

  • Use a device that meets the minimum System Requirements of Pinnacle’s e-Learning system (we officially support and recommend modern desktop or laptop computers running Google Chrome web browser). Other personal devices (e.g. phones and tablets) may be compatible, but due to the variety, we do not officially support these devices.
  • Have a stable internet connection
  • Use a device that can play sound

For the practical component, participants must

  • Have completed the pre-course online learning and assessments prior to attending the scheduled face-to-face training
  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Provide their own transport and lunch
  • Wear appropriate clothing, including long pants and closed-in shoes.


  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake the practical training, however we actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.

I have completed my course and would just like to say thank you so very much for all your assistance during my training. Honestly Pinnacle Safety and Training has been the absolute best RTO I have used and will definitely be doing further training with you. Your assistance and support has been second to none and I cannot praise your support enough. Again thank you and I look forward to further training with your organisation (possibly Cert IV Training and Assessment) in the very near future.

Andrew S. - Upper Coomera, QLD

Public Course Participant Diploma of Work Health and Safety