Supervising Confined Spaces


The Confined Spaces course can be done at any of our High Risk Training Facilities, located at Yatala, Moranbah, Townsville, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Cairns, Weipa and Darwin. Your course consists of learning material, theory assessment and a practical assessment.

Course Overview

This nationally accredited Confined Spaces course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you require to safely work in a confined space.  On the successful completion of the course, learners will be issued a nationally accredited ‘statement of attainment’ for the RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces, and the RIIWHS401D – Supervise work in confined spaces.

The course lasts approimately 1 day (approximately 8 hours) depending on the number of attendees and their prior knowledge and experience in the industry.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however you must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills. You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator prior to enrolling.


If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact for advise.


RIIWHS401D – Supervise work in confined spaces

This unit describes a participant s skills and knowledge required to supervise work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in supervisory or technical specialist roles.

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.

The elements of this unit are:

1. Prepare for work in the confined space
2. Provide information about working in confined spaces
3. Ensure safety and health of others entering and working in a confined space
4. Supervise entry and work in a confined space
5. Implement confined space emergency and rescue systems
6. Withdraw from confined space and facilitate return to service

When you are deemed competent by a Civil Safety assessor you will receive a Statement of Results.



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