Confined Space Training

Enter and Work in Confined Spaces training covers all the aspects of entering and working within confined spaces in the resource and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry of confined spaces; entry and working in confined spaces, exiting confined spaces and cleaning up.

This unit specifies the competency required to work in a confined space (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the purpose of carrying out work or inspections. It includes the minimum criteria for competency assessment. This unit includes entry and exit procedures, assessment of associated risks and how to operate safely in a confined space which is at atmospheric pressure during occupancy.

This unit can be completed as a stand-alone course or as part of a skills set. There are several skills set options available.

Who should complete confined space entry training?

Anyone who works in or supervises confined space entry on a worksite.

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
  • Experience working around confined spaces is preferred but not mandatory

WHAT is covered in confined space entry training?

This course provides trainees with information, instruction and training about the confined space hazards, risks and control measures, including but not limited to:

  • How to identify a confined space
  • How to recognise the hazards associated with working in confined spaces
  • How to establish safe systems for entry and working in confined spaces
  • Confined space entry best practice to reduce risks
  • How to test the atmosphere of a confined space to ensure it is safe to enter
  • How to use breathing apparatus
  • Confined space risk assessment, entry permits, and safe work method statements

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Award issued on completion

RIIWHS202D –  Enter and work in confined spaces

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 24 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at

Provider of Training and Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed by Safety Ba6 in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a Safety Ba6 training facility.

If you are under 18 years of age

It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course.  The form for this can be found here.

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Course Duration (face to face)

  • Face to Face 7 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training 7 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

  • Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from if a USI is not supplied and verified with a certificate cannot be issued to you.

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.


Multichoice question paper

  • 18 questions detailing the knowledge from the Training Package such as:
  • Identifying areas that constitute confined spaces
  • Complying with site and equipment safety requirements
  • Complying with the entry and exit procedures, risks and regulations
  • Types of air contaminants and toxic gases
  • Identifying the limitations of breathing apparatus
  • Identifying equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities, and limitations
  • Complying with site isolation and site control responsibilities and authorities
  • Locations of safety data sheets (SDS) information and application
  • Using confined space and Industry terminology


Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

  • It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.
  • You will be assessed on performing confined space scenario and task demonstrations for:
  • Side entry into confined space
  • Top entry into confined space
  • Ground-level entry into confined space
  • Complete a risk assessment (hirac) – job hazard analysis – safe work method statement
  • Complete an entry permit