Work Safely at Heights

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NOTE: Current Course Code: RIIWHS204E

Course Outline

The work safely at heights course covers working safely at heights in resources and infrastructure industries. This nationally accredited course covers the safe working practices when working at heights or depths, and is appropriate for those working in an operational role, at worksites within:

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

The work safely at heights 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 refresher course information visit the ‘Work Safely at Heights Refresher page‘.

Entry Requirements

  • 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 at heights and wear the required PPE.

Course Details

How long will the training take (Duration)

The training and assessment of the W@H course are competencies based so the time of the course is dependent on a learner’s previous experience, capabilities, and abilities.

The typical duration of this full Working at Heights course is 1 day. A Work Safely at Heights Refresher Course is also available with us. Click Here to check out that info.

How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)

FULL COURSE TRAINING – 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 working in a confined space in a very focused one on one or small group environment.

Step 1 – Completion of theory training and assessment.
Step 2 – Learner completes practical training and assessment.
Step 3 – Upon successful completion of the course and full payment 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:
– Identify work requirements
– Identify work procedures and instructions
– Access and install equipment
– Perform work at heights
– Clean up the work area

As well as learn to: Plan and prepare for working at heights, Apply a working knowledge of OHS & regulatory requirements, Identification and control of risks Inspection, use, and maintenance of harnesses and lanyards, Care of equipment, Demonstration of nominated rescue procedure, Identification and use of rescue equipment.

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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, as the training packages evolve and change over time some employers may require you to be VOC’d or refresh your competency to retain your currency.

Generally, Working at Heights is required to be within 2 years to satisfy currency requirements.

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Upcoming Workshops

Please contact our office on 07 4444 4500 or for the latest course dates.


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 w@h last for?

The industry generally recommends that your W@H ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.

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