Confined Space Refresher

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NOTE: Current Course Code: RIIWHS202E supersedes and replaces previous course codes of RIIWHS202D

Course Outline

This enter and work in confined spaces refresher course covers entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. This nationally recognised confined space course is appropriate for those working in an (enclosed or partially enclosed confined space) for the purpose of carrying out work or inspections or for those performing entry or stand-by person roles, at worksites within:

  • Civil construction
  • Metalliferous/ Coal mining and Drilling
  • Extractive industries

A confined space refresher should be completed every two years to ensure your knowledge remains up to date. In Australia, OHS and WHS laws are updated frequently based on the changing needs and situations of different industries, so by completing a confined space refresher course, you can ensure you remain compliant to any confined space working changes. We recommend this course be completed alongside a Working Safely at Heights refresher or full course if you are working in the mining and construction industries — it’s extremely important to have someone skilled in these areas on any work site to prevent accident or injury.

The work in confined space course can be completed as a Full course for someone who has never done it before or as a refresher course for those who have done it before but need their SOA current within two years for industry requirements. For the full course information visit the ‘Confined Space page‘.

Entry Requirements

  • Proof of your previous First Aid/ CPR training/ SOA etc
  • Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
  • A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to-
  • Provide photo identification.
  • Wear closed in shoes.
  • Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable.

Also due to the physical nature of the unit of competency learners must be of fit and able capacity to work in confined spaces and wear the required PPE.

Course Details

How long will the training take (Duration)

The training and assessment of the Confines Space (CS) course are competency-based so the time of the course is dependent on a learner’s previous experience, capabilities, and abilities.

The typical duration of this refresher Confined Space course is a part-day.

A Work in Confined Spaces full Course is also available with us. Click Here to check out that info.

How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)

Brief practical and theory training based on theoretical concepts and set tasks that need to be completed. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.

Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) in a very focused time-efficient structure.

Step 1 – Completion of theory assessment. Any gaps are identified and addressed with the learner.
Step 2 – Learner completes the practical assessment. Any gaps are identified and addressed with the learner.
Step 3 – Upon successful completion, the learner is issued a Statement of attainment.

Please note: A proof of training card can be issued for an additional cost.

What will you learn? (Overview)

The Work in Confined Spaces course will cover the below topics:

  • Plan and prepare for entry and working in confined spaces.
  • Work in confined space
  • Exit confined space
  • Clean up

You will learn:

  • Plan and prepare for entry and working in confined spaces
  • Safely and effectively operate in confined spaces
  • Competently use and operate equipment and PPE in confined spaces
  • Carry out pre and post-use inspections of PPE
  • Exiting confined spaces and cleaning up
  • Apply a working knowledge of OHS & regulatory requirements

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Course Outcome

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA).

Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, Refresher training for LV rescue should be carried out annually as stipulated in Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (, however, specific Electrical Service Industry network providers may request more stringent refresher training requirements – eg. on a six-monthly basis to retain your currency.

Generally, the Work in confined space ticket/ SOA is required to be within 2 years to satisfy currency requirements.


How long will training take?

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course. Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual

How is the training delivered?

Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based delivery.

How long does your confined space ticket/soa last for?

The industry generally recommends that your Confines Space ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.

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