RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

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Prepare yourself for working in any confined space by undertaking an Enter and Work in Confined Spaces training course.

This nationally recognised training course will help ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge to perform work safely in a wide variety of confined spaces, across a variety of industries including Construction, Trades, Civil Construction, Resources and even Farming.


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.

What is a confined space?

According to the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice, a "confined space" is officially defined as an enclosed or partially enclosed space such as (but not limited to) a storage tank, pressure vessels, pipe, boilers and sewers.

In confined space situations where someone is at risk of injury, there must be precautions in place to ensure that the worker or any persons have taken reasonable steps to mitigate any risks involved.

This training course will teach you:
  • Identifying confined spaces
  • Identifying hazards when working in a confined space
  • To plan and prepare for entering and working in confined spaces
  • To exit a confined space
  • Identify and assess possible risks of working in confined spaces
  • To complete a record and/or report of work completed whilst in a confined space
  • To interpret Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • To work to a confined space permit
  • To work according to site policy and procedures
  • To write work plans and risk assessments
  • Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
  • Practical entry into a confined space
  • Safety and emergency procedures



Relevant Career Pathways

This course is recommended for all workers who will be performing confined space work, but are not required to write a permit, monitor gas levels or wear breathing apparatus.

Our nationally recognised short duration training course for in Confined Spaces may assist when pursuing a career as a;

  • Electrical engineers
  • Safety inspector
  • Safety personnel
  • Injury prevention personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Emergency services personnel (fire, ambulance, police)
  • Risk manager
  • Mine manager
  • Miner
  • Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
  • Lift operator and installer
  • Transport industry worker
  • Civil Constrcution worker

Course Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements stipulated for this training programme; however participants are required to possess basic language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Participants are best equipped to achieve this unit if they have the following reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated below:

  • Reading - level 3
  • Writing - level 3
  • Numeracy - level 3

Description of each scale is given in the Australian Core Skills Framework. If you have any concerns regarding the language, literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact the DGT team. 

Training Course Refresher Requirements

Confined space refresher training is recommended every 12-24 months under Australian Standard AS2865-2009.

Course Units

Students who are deemed competent in the unit below will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by DGT (RTO 1719).

National units of competency available:

  • RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces

Course Details


The course will be run from DGT's dedicated training facility at;

56 Duhig Street, Harristown

Toowoomba, 4350

Please park in the back car park and report to Training Centre Reception upon arrival. 

The training also involves one to one observations of learning and practical assessment. 


Our short training courses are run over just 1 day from classrooms and practical facilities at 56 Duhig Street.

A typical course runs from 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m, please be prepared for these hours.   

For more information on this course contact us below. 

Nationally recognising that you have completed a safety induction for confined spaces not only keeps you compliant for legal requirements when working on site but also helps save lives and prevent serious accidents. 

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