This unit covers the entering and working in confined spaces in resources 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

HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 12 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 6 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training 4 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.
  • Blended delivery – Full Qualification & Refresher  4 hours (minimum) – with the addition of 2-hours of self-paced learning

It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of CPR on the floor with an adult manikin and 2 minutes of CPR on a firm surface with an infant manikin.

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.

ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper

 You will be assessed on:

 State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including the use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace or community considerations including:

  • Awareness of the potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Capabilities of emergency management services
  • Consent
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Importance of debriefing
  • Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Respectful behavior towards a casualty

Considerations when performing resuscitation including:

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Assessment and interpretation of vital signs (respiration, temperature, and pulse)
  • Benefits, contraindications, and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway
  • Chain of survival
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment
  • Standard precautions

Considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:

  • Benefits, contraindications, and complications of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques
  • Complications with the use of a bag-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these
  • Selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices

Basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitations, including:

  • Basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Relevant organs of the cardiopulmonary systems and their operations
  • Response/level of consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change

Methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:

  • Actions to rectify problems
  • Procedures to ensure operational readiness
  • Storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables
  • Troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults  


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 first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

  • Recognise an emergency and make the scene safe
  • Perform CPR on an infant
  • Perform CPR & defibrillation on an adult
  • Assess and monitor a casualty
  • Locate workplace policies and procedures
  • Administer oxygen for the unconscious
  • Administer oxygen for the conscious
  • Fill out an incident report
  • Verbally report an incident debrief
  • Check, maintain and clean equipment ready for future use