Confined Space Entry – Advanced

Course Description

This course applies to persons who are responsible for confined space works being conducted. This includes atmospheric testing, conducting risk assessments and issuing work permits. This course also includes the requirements for entering a confined space.

Unit of Competency

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

MSMPER205 Enter confined space

MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres

MSMPER300 Issue work permits

MSMP200 Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis

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
  • Finalising Permit
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Fitting and inspection of full body harnesses
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Permit Control Systems
  • Entry Equipment
  • Standby and Rescue Arrangements

Upcoming Workshops

There are currently no openings available for this course.

Entry Requirements

The ability to;

  • read, understand and complete workplace documentation
  • explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
  • speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • understand regulatory requirements
  • perform numeracy tasks to the level of measuring gas levels, temperatures and exposure limits
  • climb ladders and/or other structures
  • wear harnesses and/or other PPE as required
  • perform manual handling tasks and strenuous activities

Those that suffer from claustrophobia (fear of small spaces) or acrophobia (fear of heights) may find it difficult to undertake Confined Space Entry Advanced and fulfil the requirements of the course.


Order to unit delivery ensures that prerequisite units are assessed prior to the units that require them are delivered.

  • MSMPER200 Work in Accordance with an Issued
  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis

Participant Responsibilities

Participants are required to be on time for all courses and bring a form of identification such as Australian Drivers Licence or Medicare Card for verification of details listed on the course enrolment form.

Due to the practical nature of this course, participants will be required to wear suitable attire such as long pants and work boots. Where appropriate other PPE such as High Visibility clothing, safety glasses and hard hats are to be worn.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, refer to the Participant Handbook.


Face to Face training will be conducted over a period of 2 days including both theory and practical components. Training can be conducted both on or offsite site 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.

Group Size

To ensure quality training and a safe learning environment, the maximum allowable group size is 12 participants.

What Information Will PARCOR Require?

Due to the assessment requirements of the unit of competency, PARCOR will need to be provided with the following information prior to training commencement;

  • Types of confined spaces onsite
  • Confined Space Entry Procedures
  • Confined Space Entry Permit
  • JSEA or SWMS
  • List of Confined Space Entry equipment used onsite
  • Working at Heights Permit (if applicable)
  • Hot works permit (if applicable)
  • Any other permit to work

What Will Your Organisation Receive?

  • Statement of Attainment issued to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency and have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Nationally Recognised Training Summary for your Health and Safety Office compliance file

How Often Should Reassessment be Conducted?

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

Where Can I View the Unit of Competency?

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces –

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit –

MSMPER205 Enter Confined Space –

MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis –

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres –

MSMPER300 Issue work permits –


Assessment of knowledge will be conducted by use of a workbook and verbal questioning. Participants will also be required to demonstrate competence through a range of practical activities.


Public Course – $520 per person

Onsite Training – $POA

Onsite Training

Upcoming Workshops

There are currently no openings available for this course.
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