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This course set equips participants with skills that are required working within the construction and alike industries. Whether working as an individual alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other team members, if you are a 'permit recipient' or 'permit holder' required to conduct work activities under the authority of an issued permit to work and within the context and requirements of that permit, then this course is a must for you. The Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit course teaches participants the skills and knowledge needed to to work in accordance with a permit which has been issued. It aims to ensure that people working under a permit to work understand the system, know the limitations of the permit under which they are working and comply with all the requirements of the permit.

Additionally, the Enter and Work in Confined Space course is designed to teach participants how to identify confined space hazards, work safely within confined spaces according to an issued permit and operate various confined space safety equipment. This training is required for anyone who may be required to act as a standby, operate gas detectors or to safely and efficiently enter and work in a confined space. Confined spaces are commonly found in tanks, ducts, flues, chimneys, containers or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures. They pose dangers because they are usually not designed to be areas where people work.

Finally, the Gas Test Atmospheres course is for those individuals who may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. Such as working environments which may be hazardous, unpredictable, subject to time pressure, chaotic and expose responders to risk, on land or water, by day or night. Or workplace atmospheres which may include visible and invisible hazards and hazardous surfaces. It covers the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere using electronic test apparatus, to find out if it is safe for the proposed work, interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation. 

Licensing, legislation, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to the application of the unit. 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit or MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres at the time of publication.     

The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Refresher Face to Face contact time of at least 16 Hours
Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 18 Hours

  • Physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills
  • Physically capable of undertaking the requirements to safely enter, work in and exit a confined space wearing appropriate PPE
  • The physical capacity to wear the appropriate PPE and use testing apparatus to test the atmosphere of an area.
  • The ability to take readings and interpret, report/record relevant data.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance tasks:

  • Preparing for work in accordance to issued permit
  • Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Obtaining relevant information
  • Applying for the permit
  • Using emergency and safety equipment
  • 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
  • Preparing for and testing gas in a confined space, wellhead or other potentially unsafe space or area.
  • Using and maintain testing and monitoring equipment
  • Identifying hazards and control them
  • Interpreting readings and take required action
  • Following communication and recording procedures

Theory assessment  A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909