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Statement of Attainment in Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

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Overview About this course

Equip yourself with specialist skills and the confidence to work safely in confined spaces. Gain firsthand experience and acquire the basics to recognise and control potential risks and hazards and to apply this safety training in various industries.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Enter, work in and exit confined spaces

  • Maintain communication with stand-by personnel

  • Place and use rescue equipment and secure access to the confined space

  • Use electronic test apparatus to test working atmospheres

  • Select, wear and care for your personal protective equipment (PPE)

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Confidence to use equipment such as atmospheric monitoring devices before and during the confined space work activity, and applying tagging and lockout

  • A sound understanding of how to conduct equipment inspections and operational servicing

  • Specialist skills that will allow you to work in various industries

  • The ability to work in different kinds of confined spaces

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Please enquire at your preferred campus location for any campus-specific entry requirements. Some campuses will require a white card as a condition of enrolment.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to work comfortably in confined spaces

  • A concern for safety

  • Good communication skills

  • An ability to work with a team

  • Intermediate fitness in handling tools and equipment, and in handling the physical demands of the job

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask and respond well to rapid change

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Construction worker and Other jobs include: Entertainment rigging worker miner, crane operator, mechanic, welder and boilermaker


Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between industry sectors. A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

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The Statement of Attainment in Enter and Work in Confined Spaces does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Enter and work in confined spaces RIIWHS202E

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

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  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

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