Working at Heights and Confined Spaces

This course covers the requirements to work safely at heights and enter and work in confined spaces.

Working at Heights
This course involves the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights for those working in operational roles in the resources and infrastructure industries.
This program is designed to provide an overall understanding to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to ensure their competence in this field under various conditions, work environments and situations.
This program provides instruction suitable for new entrants to the industry in addition to supplementing the current experience of existing workers

Confined space 
This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.
This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors.  Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.



Upon successful completion of this course a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued.



The following units are covered within this course:

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

Entry Requirements


Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N)


Participants undergo an assessment prior to commencement of training which assists us to identify any learning support which may be required. This course requires participants to have language, literacy and numeracy skill levels to be able to:

  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies, procedures and information
  • Understand basic spoken English
  • Communicate basic safety-related information



  • Theory assessments
  • Practical demonstrations under assessment conditions

Delivery Method


This course will be delivered face-to-face at CERT WA Bellevue campus.