Confined Space Enter + Work - 1 day

Nationally Recognised Training

National units of competency

  • RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • RIIRIS201E – Conduct Local Risk Control

Application and Relevance

This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the purpose of carrying out work or inspections. The course can be tailored to suit the practical scenarios relevant to your company’s confined space operations. It is designed to teach participants how to identify confined space hazards, how to work safely within confined spaces according to an issued permit and how to operate various confined space safety equipment.

This course is not recommended for Standby / Observers as this course covers the skills of entering and working in a confined space including the hazards and typical control measures for working in the space, when they should enter, not enter and leave a space. It is a generic course designed to provide enough information for workers to work safely in a confined space. This covers a duty of care for working in a confined space. Acting as a confined space standby/observer places additional responsibilities on a person not covered in the one day course. To act as a confined space standby / observer the workers duty of care is dramatically increased, and therefore they require a higher level of training as outlined in the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2017, below.

76. Information, instruction and training
A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that relevant workers (including standby / observers) are provided with suitable and adequate information, training and instruction in relation to the following:
(a) the nature of all hazards relating to a confined space,
(b) the need for, and the appropriate use of, control measures to control risks to health and safety associated with those hazards,
(c) the selection, fit, use, wearing, testing, storage and maintenance of any personal protective equipment,
(d) the contents of any confined space entry permit that may be issued in relation to work carried out by the worker in a confined space,
(e) emergency procedures.

Course Content

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces.

Topics include and are not limited to:

  • Assessing and applying procedures for confined space entry
  • Applying work instructions and agreed procedures
  • Applying safety requirements
  • Confirming entry permit meets regulatory requirements
  • Confirming the emergency response procedure is with the stand-by person and understood
  • Legal Requirements of the standby person
  • Implement signage and barrier requirements
  • Select tools and equipment for the task
  • Positioning of rescue equipment by the entry point
  • Ensuring the atmosphere is tested and monitored
  • Tagging and lock-out procedures
  • Enter the confined space correctly
  • Maintaining communication with the stand-by person
  • Complying with entry permit requirements
  • Exit the confined space correctly
  • Recover, clean and check tools, equipment and materials
  • Conduct inspection of the confined space and secure
  • Remove tagging and lock-out
  • Accurately complete confined space entry permit
  • Remove barriers and signs


Training conducted by experienced confined space and rescue specialists Course documentation Up to 8 hours classroom, practical training and assessment Public Courses 7am to 3pm. Students must arrive approx. 6.55am for prompt start


Public Courses Full Day are displayed at the end of this page. For group bookings, please contact our office


There are no prerequisite units. Participants should have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to level 2 of the National Reporting System. It is recommended that participants contact Zokal prior to their course if they have any concerns about their ability to complete the training.

See Student handbook for additional information.

Course Logistics

Number of Participants: 10
Requirement: Provide Unique Student Identifier (USI number) and ID
Equipment: All training materials are supplied by Zokal Safety Training
Meals: Full Day Courses – Lunch will be provided and light refreshments will be provided at morning break (only on our premises). Half Day Courses – Light refreshments will be provided at morning break (only on our premises)
Dress: Students are required to wear CLEAN clothing appropriate for the workplace and CLEAN covered shoes. Students are required to wear a hard hat and gloves during practical components of this course. Please bring them with you on the day.
All other equipment used will be supplied by Zokal Safety Training.


Assessment Methods

This is a competency based programme with progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Please let us know if there are any issues that your Zokal trainer should be aware of. These may include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Physical limitations, such as hearing, vision or mobility concerns
  • Anything that may affect your experience in the training course

Award Issued

Nationally – recognised accreditation such as a wallet card and Statement of Attainment Certificate as outlined above will be issued on satisfactory completion of all assessments, to successful participants


Students are required to wear a hard hat and gloves during practical components of this course. Please bring them with you on the day.

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Course Dates

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Start Date Classes Units Location Places left Cost
Mon 11th Dec 2023 at 7:00AM 1 class 3 units Zokal Safety Training Cost $242.00 Apply
Tue 19th Dec 2023 at 7:00AM 1 class 3 units Zokal Safety Training Cost $242.00 Apply
Mon 25th Mar 2024 at 7:00AM 1 class 3 units Zokal Safety Training Cost $242.00 Apply