Confined Space Entry

Course Description

Working in and around confined spaces is a hazardous activity and is regulated by OHS/WHS legislation.

Confined spaces are generally things such as tanks, ducts, flues, silos, chimneys and other enclosed or partially enclosed structures. They pose dangers because they are not usually designed to be areas where people work. The hazards are not always obvious and may change with each entry to the confined space.

This course applies to persons who are required to enter confined spaces for maintenance, cleaning, inspection or other reasons. This course also applies to those persons who are required to perform the duty of the Standby Person.

Units of Competency

  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER205 Enter Confined Space
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

A Statement of Attainment and wallet card issued to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency and have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)

For more information on each of the units issued please go to

Course Content

  • Legislation / Australian Standards
  • Identification / Classification of Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Hazards and Risk assessment
  • Gas monitoring / Ventilation
  • Preparing confined space for entry
  • Isolation
  • Select, use and maintain protective equipment
  • Permit Control Systems
  • Entry Equipment
  • Standby and Rescue Arrangements
  • Finalising Permit

Prerequisites and Entry Requirements

MSMPER200 Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit-assessment is a prerequisite however this unit may be undertaken in conjunction with MSMPER205 Enter Confined Space

• 18 years of age or older
• Ability to read and write and communicate in English
• Ability to perform numeracy tasks to the level of measuring gas levels, temperatures and exposure limits
• Ability to Climb ladders and/or other structures
• Ability to enter small, dark and confined areas

Additional entry requirements for Blended Learning,  Self-Paced and Virtual Classroom

  • Computer skills such as web navigation and basic typing
  • Access to a computer or tablet with a stable internet connection
  • Webcam and Preferably a Head Set / Earphones – Virtual Classroom only
  • Access to a video camera (a mobile phone camera is generally sufficient) – Self-Paced only
  • Previous Confined Space Entry experience is desired for Self-Paced

Delivery Method and Duration

Face to Face

Face to Face training will be conducted over a period of 8 hours including both theory and practical components. Training can be conducted both on or offsite provided a training room and confined (or simulated space) are available for use.

PARCOR caters for training onsite throughout Victoria including areas such as Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Warrnambool, Colac, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Sale, Bairnsdale, Echuca, Mildura, Wangaratta, Dandenong, Frankston and Traralgon.

To ensure a quality and safe learning environment our Confined Space Entry courses are capped at 12 participants.

Please note, our public courses are currently conducted as a Face-to-Face only. If you would like to book Blended Learning or Self-Paced please contact our office 1300 666 101 or

Participant Responsibilities

Participants shall be required to complete an online enrolment process including providing a valid USI. Participants must provide photo ID to verify their identity. Participants shall be required to attend the entire session and complete all assessment activities.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, refer to the Participant Handbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

AS2865-2009 Confined spaces requires ‘persons…be reassessed at appropriate intervals’.  Industry regards reassessment on a two-year cycle as good practice.

Yes, in most cases PARCOR can provide Confined Space Entry training at your workplace. You will need;

  • A suitable training room
  • Access to a Confined Space or similar that practical assessment can be provided in

To ensure that your team receive the most appropriate and contextualised training, it is ideal if you can provide our trainer and each participant with the following;

  • Types of confined spaces onsite
  • Confined Space Entry Procedures
  • Confined Space Entry Permit
  • JSEA or SWMS
  • List of Confined Space Entry equipment used onsite

If we are providing training at your workplace participants will be required to bring any of their normal protective clothing with them. They will also require photo identification to verify their enrolment details.

If you are attending a public course please ensure to wear long pants and preferably boots. Participants will be required to wear a hard hat for some activities, if you have your own you may prefer to bring it with you however we do have communal ones available.

Please ensure to bring photo identification with you to verify enrolment details

Our public Confined Space Entry courses typically kick off at 08:30am unless otherwise advertised. It’s advised to arrive 15mins early to allow time to sort out any enrolment issues and get yourself setup for the day.

  • There is plenty of free parking available
  • Tea and coffee facilities available
  • Lunch is provided (please advise of any special dietary requirements)


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