Course Dates

The Confined Space course to Sydney Water Standards is a full accreditation confined space training course conducted over three days and required for all persons involved in confined space entry on all Sydney Water sites.  To assist in understanding the WHSMS0068 Sydney Water Confined Space Procedure please refer to our interpretation.

Course starts every Monday & Wednesday morning at 7:30am at our Training Centre.

 It is compliant with “The Core Training Elements for the National Standard for Safe Working in a Confined Space”, the Australian Standard AS/NZ 2865 (2009) Safe Working in a Confined Space and Sydney Water Confined Space Procedure WHSMS0068.  Here is your copy SW Procedure WHSMS0068 V9  You also must ensure you now meet the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety Act, and in particular the Code Of Practice for Confined Spaces.  Confined-spaces-Code of Practice 2019   Here are also the SafeWork Australia Standards for Airborne Contaminants – your responsibilities workplace-exposure-standards-airborne-contaminants-v2

This is a competency based programme, practical skills need to be achieved after classroom presentation of information. Skill competency can only be achieved via repetition of skills until competency demonstrated. Time is therefore a factor in attaining competency, with three days deemed the minimum to achieve adequate competency levels.

Training Subjects & Practical Exercises

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.

Participants will receive training in:

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
Review of First Aid and Life Support
Confined Space Emergency Procedures and Confined Space Rescue Drills
Sydney Water Confined Space Procedures
Detailed Training Program

This is the detailed confined space course training programme.

Training Schedule

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

Training Support Materials

Participants are supplied the following learning materials:

  • Confined Space Manual
  • Confined Space Risk Assessment, Job Safety Analysis
  • Confined Space Entry Permit
  • Breathing Apparatus Check List
  • CPR Manual
  • Sydney Water Procedure Presentation Notes
Vocational Outcomes

Upon completion of our confined space training programme participants 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

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

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.  

Training Dates

Public Courses – Our confined space course starts at 7:30am every Monday & Wednesday morning at our Villawood Training Centre.  The training hours each day are from 7:30am to approx 3pm.  The course is conducted over three days, finishing on Wednesday OR Friday afternoon by 3pm.

Courses will commence at 0730am and you need to check in at 0720am please.

Training at our site means you can send staff along for public programmes at times suitable to your work commitments. You can send up to ten staff, but for these numbers we would also arrange special dates/times for your group.

Onsite Courses – If you require onsite training, we can book dates and times to suit you. 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.  For more details and a video of our “Mobile Training Centre”, please 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 of seven up to ten on the same course is $4950 GST FREE.  Less than 7 do individual bookings on the same course
  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

To enrol please go to the top of this page and follow the steps.

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..