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RIIWHS401E Supervise work in confined spaces

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

The aim of this course is to provide students with comprehensive skills and knowledge required when undertaking the roles and responsibilities of supervising and managing confined space entry(CSE) activities. The course covers such topics as defining and identifying a confined space, legal and company obligations, and skills in leading and promoting workplace safety culture and expectations for operator safety. This course does not train or assess competency in breathing apparatus.

Duration: 1 Day (8 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 10:1

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

This is a course for Supervisors who already hold current competency in RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces. Participants must be able to present the Statement of Attainment or valid USI Transcript for verification prior to course commencement. Please email your Statement of Attainment or USI Transcript to upon successful enrolment. Participants who cannot present evidence of previously held qualifications will not be able to participate in the course and will need to complete the initial 1 day course. Contact us to discuss combining these courses.
All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for any persons who are required to perform any work or tasks where there is a requirement to enter and work in a confined space or who is required to provide supervision to persons working in confined spaces. Due to the supervisory nature of this course it is expected that participants will already be working in a supervisory role or planning to move into a supervisory role. It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities.

Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Course Objectives and Content

  • Understanding of confined space legislation and standards
  • Definition & Identification of a confined space
  • Preparation of confined space permits & development of safe operating procedures
  • Carry out hazard identification, risk assessments and implement effective control measures
  • Test and maintain work processes and controls
  • Select appropriate emergency rescue equipment and liaise with external emergency services
  • Withdraw from the confined space and facilitate return to service activities

Qualifications for Successful Participants

Statement of Attainment in:
RIIWHS401E Supervise work in confined spaces

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer is not offered for this course due to its high risk nature. It is also anticipated that all participants will be new entrants and/or refreshing knowledge and skills in this course of study.

Learner Support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course Fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators.

Assessments are made against units of competency.