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Confined Space Training Melbourne

Gain nationally recognised training in confined space entry and rescue from Australia’s largest safety training organisation. At Fire and Safety Australia, we offer a range of confined space training at our Melbourne training facility, along with private training courses available on-site at your premises throughout Victoria.

We also offer supplementary training in Work Permits, Gas Test Atmospheres and Operate Breathing Apparatus.

Click the images to read more about each course below.

Confined Space Entry

For personnel working in or around confined spaces. With our confined space entry training, you can gain the skills to operate confined space safety equipment, complete hazard identifications and risk assessments, issue work permits and more.

Confined Space Rescue

Learn how to rescue personnel from confined spaces in line with Australian Standard 2865-2009 and WHS Regulations. These courses include a breathing apparatus refresher for safe rescues in hazardous atmospheres.

We Offer Customised Group and On-Site Training

Need something in particular? We can help. Our team can cater to large groups and specific training requirements at our Melbourne training facilities or at your worksite anywhere in Victoria.


How do you train for a confined space in Australia?

You can undertake formal training to become competent in entering, working and and conducting rescues in confined spaces in Australia. Confined space training is provided at different competency levels based on the complexity and risk associated with the confined space.

Training courses cover units such as risk assessment, hazard identification, entry permits, atmospheric testing, emergency procedures, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), communication, and more. You’ll learn about the potential dangers of confined spaces, how to mitigate those risks, and what to do in case of emergencies.

Practical training is a crucial component of confined space training and can involve simulated exercises where you practice using safety equipment, conducting atmospheric testing, and performing rescue operations.

Depending on your employer and the specific site you’ll be working at, there might be additional training or procedures you need to follow.

What is a confined space, according to Australian regulations?

A confined space, as defined by Australian regulations (Safe Work Australia), is a space that is not designed for continuous human occupancy and has limited or restricted means for entry and exit. It is a space where there might be a risk of hazardous atmospheres, engulfment, entrapment, or other dangerous conditions. Examples include tanks, silos, pits, and tunnels. It’s important to note that not all small spaces are confined spaces, but specific criteria need to be met for a space to be classified as such.

What are the legal requirements for working in confined spaces in Australia?

In Australia, employers and businesses have a legal obligation to ensure the health and safety of workers in confined spaces under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws. This includes conducting a risk assessment to identify hazards, implementing control measures to eliminate or minimise risks, providing appropriate training for workers, and developing an effective emergency response plan. Additionally, a permit-to-work system might be required for high-risk confined space activities. The WHS regulations vary by state and territory, but they all aim to ensure the safety of workers in confined spaces.

Who needs to be trained for a confined space entry?

Anyone who is required to enter or work in a confined space, or anyone involved in confined space entry operations, needs to complete a nationally recognised confined space course. This includes both employees and contractors working in various industries where confined spaces are present, such as manufacturing, construction, utilities, mining, petrochemical, and more.

Specific individuals who may need to be trained for confined space entry include:

  • Workers: Employees who are directly involved in entering and working within a confined space, such as maintenance personnel, welders, inspectors, and cleaning crews, require training to ensure their safety and the safety of others.
  • Supervisors and Managers: Supervisors and managers responsible for overseeing confined space operations must be trained to understand the hazards associated with confined spaces and to effectively manage the entry procedures and emergency response plans.
  • Rescue Team Members: Employees designated as confined space rescue team members need specialised training to perform rescue operations safely and efficiently in the event of an emergency.
  • Permit Issuers: Individuals responsible for issuing entry permits for confined spaces should receive training to understand the requirements for safe entry, monitor the operations, and ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Safety Personnel: Health and safety professionals, safety officers, or safety coordinators involved in managing confined space activities should undergo comprehensive training to be competent in confined space safety management.
  • Contractors: Contractors who may need to enter confined spaces on the job site must also be trained to the same standards as the host employer’s employees to ensure a consistent level of safety.

Training for confined space entry typically includes hazard identification, risk assessment, safe entry procedures, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), atmospheric monitoring, emergency response plans, and rescue techniques. The training should be tailored to the specific types of confined spaces encountered in the workplace and the potential hazards associated with them.

It’s crucial for employers to ensure that all personnel involved in confined space activities receive the appropriate training and are adequately prepared to work safely in these potentially hazardous environments. Compliance with training requirements helps prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities associated with confined space work.

Does confined space training expire in Australia?

While the Australian government doesn’t enforce set renewal timeframes for Confined Spaces Permits, according to Australian Standard AS2865-2009 workers should review their confined spaces training every two years. This can vary depending on how often confined spaces work is undertaken.

At Fire and Safety Australia we offer a confined space entry refresher course which offers streamlined training for individuals who have previously obtained confined space certification.

What units of competency do you offer in your confined space courses?

At Fire and Safety Australia our nationally recognised courses offer the following competencies:

Confined Space Entry Refresher Training

  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER300 Issue work permits
  • MSMPER205 Enter confined space
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

Confined Space Entry (Basic) Training

  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER205 Enter confined space

Confined Space Entry (2 days) Training

  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER202 Observe permit work
  • MSMPER300 Issue work permits
  • MSMPER205 Enter confined space
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

Undertake Confined Space Rescue Training (non Fire-Sector)

  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

Undertake Confined Space Rescue Training (Fire-Sector)

  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

Confined space training in Victoria

Welcome to Fire and Safety Australia, the country’s premier provider of comprehensive confined space training solutions for all industries. With a firm commitment to safety excellence, we deliver nationally recognised courses tailored to meet the unique requirements of your workplace. Get practical hands-on confined space training led by experienced trainers with vast industry experience in realistic settings at our Melbourne training facilities, or train your team on-site.

Confined Space Training for Every Need

Whether you’re looking to gain expertise in entering and working in confined spaces, seeking a refresher course to update your skills, or aiming to master confined space rescue techniques, Fire and Safety Australia has the perfect solution for you. Our courses are meticulously designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate the challenges of confined spaces safely and efficiently.

Upon successful completion of our confined space courses, you’ll gain highly sought-after qualifications that are valid throughout Victoria and Australia.

Join Us in Elevating Workplace Safety

Don’t compromise on safety. Partner with Fire and Safety Australia and experience top-tier confined space training that adheres to national standards and regulations. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your career, our courses are designed to empower you with the confidence and competence to handle confined space challenges with ease.

Enrol instantly online or get in touch to arrange custom training for your team, and let’s work together to create a safer future for all Australian workplaces.