Course Dates

Once the first two days are completed, we turn our attention to breathing apparatus training and more focus on being a Permit Observer. The aim at this point is to reinforce that the person on standby ensures all permit conditions are present, correct and effective. They must also assure that a rescue plan is prepared and ready to deploy. The plan must have been rehearsed, and all workers are required to be capable of rescuing in a confined space environment with TOXIC GAS. For this reason, the breathing apparatus is necessary. This course is referred to as “cluster learning”, meaning knowledge and competency are achieved across a series of three full days.

Why three days? This is a that requires practical skill development. The skills required can only be achieved through repetition. Three days provides time to continue to revisit these skills.

It is important to be clear on the CONFINED SPACE RESCUE unit. The two-day course involves rescue in a NON-TOXIC atmosphere. Day three escalates, and we now learn to rescue in a toxic atmosphere, at which point the breathing apparatus is introduced and we work through the complexities. Across these three days, the “cluster training” qualifies students to be competent in the UNDERTAKE CONFINED SPACE RESCUE unit. Day three is typically very popular with Sydney Water contractors who are working daily in particularly dangerous and confined real-life settings.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student is FULLY ACCREDITED to assume ANY ROLE in the confined space team. This is one of the most valuable training programmes you will ever do!

This course is compliant with the National Standard for Safe Working in a Confined Space’s core training elements. We also cover how to comply with Australian Standard AS/NZ 2865 (2009) Safe Working in a Confined Space.

It is your responsibility to ensure:

Confined Space Standby/Rescue Training

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Confined Space Standby/Rescue Training Subjects & Practical Exercises

Students train in the following areas:

  • Confined Space Legislation & Workplace Hazards & Safe Work Procedures
  • Confined Space Risk Assessment & Documentation
  • Confined Space Entry Permits
  • Confined Space Equipment, using CF harnesses, tripods & VED devices
  • Atmospheric Hazards & the use of Gas Detection Equipment
  • Breathing Apparatus and the practical use of SCBA
  • Perform CPR
  • Confined Space Emergency Procedures and Confined Space Rescue Drills

This training will require you to participate in physical practical exercises. Ensure you are fully aware of the risks prior to participating and understand the control measures employed.

Confined Space Standby/Rescue Detailed Training Program

Visit our detailed Confined Space Standby/Rescue training programme.

Confined Space Standby/Rescue Training Support Materials

Participants receive the following materials for learning:

  • Confined Space Manual & Rescue Supplement
  • Confined Space Risk Assessment/ Job Safety Analysis
  • Confined Space Entry Permit
  • Breathing Apparatus Check List
  • CPR Manual
Confined Space Standby/Rescue Vocational Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this programme will receive a Statement of Attainment in “Units of Competency” in the following areas:

RIIWHS202E          Enter and work in a confined space

MSMPER205          Enter confined space

MSMPER200          Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMWHS201         Conduct hazard analysis

RIIRIS201E            Conduct local risk control

PUAFIR210             Prevent injury

MSMWHS217         Gas test atmospheres

MSMPER300          Issue work permits

HLTAID009           Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

MSMWHS216        Operate breathing apparatus

PUAFIR207            Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUASAR025          Undertake confined space rescue

MSMPER202        Observe permit work

Issued through RTO Safety Training,  RTO #40992

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Confined Space Standby/Rescue Course Student Prerequisites

This 3 day training programme requires students who are mature both physically and mentally, and able to cope in high stress situations.  Therefore minimum age for training is 17 years with parent approval.  

Confined Space Standby/Rescue Training Dates

Public Courses Our Course commences every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30am from our Villawood Training Centre. Training finishes each day at 3pm. The course takes place across three days, finishing on Wednesday afternoon by 3pm. If demand is high we may run a second course for the week starting on a Wednesday. If so, the course will be listed in the starting dates above. This flexible schedule tends to work well around other student commitments. We can look at a tailored schedule for business groups of around 10 people or more.

Please arrive by 0720am every day.

Confined Space Standby/Rescue Onsite Courses – Our purpose-built mobile training centre means we can arrange on-site training at dates and times that work for you. Possible for groups of up to 10. We take up to ten staff on this course and will bring along our purpose built “Confined Space Training Trailer”.  This trailer allows us to run realistic training for your staff that meets the practical requirements to attain the units of competency issued. F0r more details and a video of our “Mobile Training Centre”, click here.


Course Fees – The following fee structure applies to our Confined Space 3 Day full training course.  Please ensure you understand that our course fees include ALL areas of competency as shown above..other providers may conduct a 3 day course, BUT NOT ISSUE full training competencies as we do.   

  1. Public Course Bookings at Villawood
    *  $750  GST FREE per person
    *  Group Bookings for seven up to ten $4950 GST FREE.  Under seven just book individually.
  2. Onsite Course Bookings
    *  This training is conducted at a cost of $6300 GST FREE  for up to ten staff at your site
    *  Travel to/from site  is $85.00 + GST per hour
    *  Airfares & hire car at cost if not organised by client
    *  Accommodation if not supplied by client is billed at cost.
    * For training at your site,  please fill out our site check list and return to us for review.  RST T-0021 Onsite Training Check List

Course Paperwork

Please print off your Confined Space pre course reading notes here CS Pre Course Notes

All courses are nationally recognised, and our confined space programme is Sydney Water compliant.   PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH, AND MUST BE ABLE TO FILL OUT ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.  We can train people where English is an issue, but it needs to be on a specially scheduled programme and YOU WILL NEED TO provide an interpreter..

This training can earn participants Continuing Professional Development points (CPD).  For more details click here