Confined Space Rescue

Course Description

This course will cover theoretical and practical elements of Confined Space Rescue.  It provides the skill and knowledge for those who may be required to undertake a rescue in a confined space, where hazardous atmospheres may be present.  This Course is designed to give participants an understanding of legislative and administrative requirements, entry and rescue equipment and atmospheric monitoring requirements.

Unit of Competency

PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue

Course Content

  • Legislation / Acts, Regulations
  • Entry Procedures
  • Entry Equipment (use and checks)
  • Monitoring of Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Confined Space Hazards. Hazards ID and Risk Assessments
  • Practical Drills
  • Site Requirements and Emergency Plans
  • First Response Actions
  • Rescue priorities (Inc. Patient access and handling)
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Rescue Hauling Systems

Entry Requirements

Prior Confined Space Entry training (this can be included in the course however will extend the duration) – See More 

Prior Breathing Apparatus training (this can be included in the course however will extend the duration) – See More

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
  • comply with “AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment” requirements for maintaining a facial seal


The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.

It is essential that the prerequisite units listed below are obtained prior to the issuance of this unit to individuals within the fire sector or the units contributing to the attainment of a fire qualification.

PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident (Fire sector specific)

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. Where participants do not hold a current (issued within 36 months) certificate for Confined Space Entry or Breathing Apparatus, additional days are required.

Training includes 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 offers public courses on a regular basis at our training facility located at Avalon Airport.

Our purpose built training props and scenarios are designed to provide immersive and hands on training suitable to all levels of industry experience. As our props are located within a former aircraft hanger, we have plenty of space to train throughout all weather conditions.
Some of the benefits of attending a public course at PARCOR

  • Plenty of free parking
  • Lunch is provided (for courses over 4 hours in duration)
  • You’ll receive training from our engaging and experienced trainers
  • Experiential learning in a safe, clean environment
  • Ability to network with participants from various industries

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 8 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 Rescue equipment used onsite
  • Site emergency plan

What Will Your Organisation Receive?

  • 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)
  • Nationally Recognised Training Summary for your Health and Safety Office compliance file

How Often Should Reassessment be Conducted?

AS2865 requires reassessment ‘at appropriate intervals’. The industry regards reassessment on a two to three year cycle as good practice.

Where Can I View The Unit Of Competency?

PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue –


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


Onsite Training – $POA

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