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Confined Space and Gas Testing

Snowy Monaro Region

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces 

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres  

Course Information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces, and to test the working atmosphere, using electronic test apparatus, to find out if it is safe for the proposed work. It includes training in: 

  • obtaining the required entry permit and instructions for performing work in confined spaces 

  • interpreting and applying workplace procedures 

  • applying tagging and lock out procedures 

  • selecting, wearing, and caring for personal protective equipment 

  • recognising and assessing conditions that require gas testing 

  • selecting, preparing, and using gas testing equipment 

  • applying testing regime 

  • taking readings and interpreting, reporting/recording relevant data 

  • applying known solutions to routine problems 

  • entering the confined space 

  • working in the confined space 

  • using atmospheric monitoring devices during confined space activity 

  • applying safe materials handling methods 

  • exiting the confined space 

  • removing tagging and lock out. 

Duration and Delivery Mode

This course is delivered over 16 hours (2 days) in a real or fully simulated work environment. Due to the intensive nature of this training attendance for the full workshop times is required.  


GSD Training Centre, 93 Massie Street Cooma NSW

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this course students must be 14 years or older. Written parental consent is required for all students under the age of 18 years.  


Students must have the right to study in Australia, and evidence of citizenship, residency status, or visa entitlements will be asked for at the time of enrolment. Global Skills Development is not a CRICOS registered RTO, so we are unfortunately unable to accept enrolments from people who are on a Student Visa (subclass 500).  


To study any accredited course with Global Skills Development you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  


At the time of enrolment students will be asked to complete a short online Language, Literacy, and Numeracy assessment to ensure they have the required skills to successfully participate in training and assessment and identify the need for additional support.  


This course is assessed using a combination of practical skills demonstrations, verbal questioning, and written assessment tasks.  

Certificate Renewal and Licensing

No licensing requirements apply to this course 

What to bring

Flexible clothing which permits free movement 

Covered footwear 

A pen 

Lunch and snacks 

Photo identification 


$295.00 (includes administration fee) 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Global Skills Development are happy to offer recognition of prior learning for people with relevant skills and experience.  


To be eligible for recognition of prior learning candidates must be able to demonstrate that the meet all the unit requirements. For this course RPL assessment involves combinations of: 

  • Workplace supervisor reports 

  • Resume detailing prior work experience, with referee contact details 

  • Workplace documents  

  • Practical demonstration of skills 

  • Verbal and/or written questioning 


All people who want to apply for recognition of prior learning should fill out an application for RPL. Once an application is received a Global Skills Assessor will contact you to discuss your application and determine an appropriate combination of assessment evidence based on your individual experience and circumstances.  

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