Confined Space Entry | WorkSafe Connect | Brisbane | Townsville | Onsite

Confined Space Entry with Gas Testing

$295.00 (1 Day)
$295.00 (1 Day)

About this course

Confined Space Entry with Gas Testing


This course is suitable for people who are required to enter and work in a confined space.  Australian Standard 2865 requires all persons with tasks associated with a confined space shall be trained and competent including refreshing at appropriate intervals.

WorkSafe Connect has been delivering Confined Space Entry with Gas Test training for over 15 years and is one of Queensland’s leading suppliers of Confined Space and Confined Space Refresher courses.

This 1-day entry level course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in a confined space and how to determine if it is safe for the proposed work.

The program is made up of the following nationally accredited units of competency:

  • RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit (not subsidised by CSQ)

Available Dates

Townsville Training

Bayswater Road, Garbutt, Townsville, QLD 4814

7:30am – 4:30pm 31st July 2024

7:30am – 4:30pm 13th August 2024

7:30am – 4:30pm 30th August 2024

7:30am – 4:30pm 9th September 2024

7:30am – 4:30pm 25th September 2024

Brisbane Training

Construction Training Centre, 460-492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury, Brisbane, QLD 4107

7:30am – 4:30pm 16th August 2024

7:30am – 4:30pm 3rd September 2024

7:30am – 4:30pm 27th September 2024

CSQ Funding Options

You may be eligible to receive Construction Skills Queensland funding for this course if you are a worker or an apprentice / trainee in the building and construction industry.

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Reviews and testimonials

Great course and facility for training
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Everything was explained thoroughly. Good trainer. Cheers
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In depth training with quality course content and discussions

Good course run by someone with experience and used good examples to get information across
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Course Details

Our Confined Space training will run students through planning and preparing to work in a confined space (including gas testing and interpretation of results), working in a confined space under an issued permit, exiting and cleaning up at task completion.

Key areas covered during the course include:

  • Legislation, Code of Practice and Australian Standard 2865
  • The definition of a confined spaces and entry conditions
  • The permit system
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Identification and control of hazards
  • Lockout and tag out methods of isolation
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Interpretation of testing results
  • Preparing for confined space work
  • Safety equipment
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Entry to and exit from a confined space
  • Work according to an issued permit

The skills and knowledge that you obtain during the course can be applied across a variety of industries.

Any person associated with work being undertaken in a confined space is required, under AS2865, to be trained and assessed as competent to conduct those tasks.

It also requires workers to be reassessed at appropriate intervals to maintain their competency to conduct tasks associated with a confined space.

Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer assessors who have industry currency, strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.

Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.

Students must be physically and mentally capable of entering and moving within a confined space.

WorkSafe Connect offers this course:

  • Face to Face – Public Courses (Brisbane and Townsville)
  • Face to Face – Onsite (at your site / workplace)

Please note that our confined space program forms part of a wider confined space skill set which also includes confined space supervisor, operate breathing apparatus, issue work permits and risk assessment which can be accessed via the following link:

If you would like to discuss delivery options in more detail please contact us with your requirements and we can provide more detail.

All assessments are completed during the course – no assessment activities need to be completed prior to or post the training course.

Upon successful completion of all assessment items, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres
  • MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit

While there is no legislated requirement associated with the refreshing of this competency, industry best practice recommends refreshing your skills every 2-3 years. WorkSafe Connect offers regular 4-hour refresher courses.

Confined space refresher training is a requirement of Australian Standard AS2865.

If you have any questions regarding which Confined Space course is most suitable for you then please contact the WorkSafe Connect team today.

You may be eligible to receive CSQ funding for the Confined Space & Gas Test Atmosphere units of competency that form part of this course - provided you work in the building & construction industry in Queensland.

If eligible, this course is fully subsidised with no out of pocket expense.

For further details, please click here or get in touch with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

A confined space training course is designed to provide knowledge of confined space entry hazards and procedures for workers involved in controlling entry and working in a confined space as well as emergency procedures. It also covers gas testing and monitoring along with the permit system and the requirements for working under a permit.

Whether you work in a confined space all the time or only on some occasions, this Confined Space Training course will equip you with the knowledge you need to spot hazards, follow safety instructions and keep yourself and others safe whilst working.

This is a nationally recognised unit of competency and therefore your accreditation does not technically expire.

While there is no legislated requirement set out for the refreshing of this competency the AS2865 requires workers to be reassessed to maintain competency to conduct tasks associated with a confined space.

Industry best practice suggests that this competency should be refreshed once every 2-3 years and we consistently work with clients who require refreshing of this competency at least every 2 years.

WorkSafe Connect offers a 4-hour refresher course.

AS2865 defines a confined space as an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person and there is a risk of one or more of:

  • An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen range.
  • A concentration of airborne contaminant that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.
  • A concentration of flammable airborne contaminant that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
  • Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning.


The specific requirements for confined spaces may be found in:

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulation 2011 Part 4.3
  • Confined Spaces Code of Practice 2021
  • AS 2865 Confined Spaces

The below link provides guidance on managing the risks associated with confined spaces.