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Working Safely at Heights


RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights 

Course Information

This course provides training in the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights. It includes training in: 

  • accessing, interpreting, and applying technical and safety information for working at heights 

  • assessing hazards and risks associated with working at heights and implementing control methods 

  • selecting, wearing, and caring for personal protective equipment 

  • identifying required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment 

  • checking the correct fitting, adjusting, and anchoring of fall protection and associated equipment; and 

  • performing work safely at heights 

Duration and Delivery Mode

This course is delivered over 8 hours (1 day) 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 Canberra Training Centre

4/6 Dacre St, Mitchell ACT

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 allows 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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