Safe Working in a Confined Space (Breathing Apparatus) Initial



Safe Working in a Confined Space (Breathing Apparatus) Initial

Through the combination of theory and practical training, this course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills required to work safely in confined spaces and operate respiratory protective equipment as per AS/NZS 2865:2009 (Confined Spaces). This training is suitable for employees who are required to enter confined spaces for maintenance, servicing or vessels etc with an irrespirable atmosphere.


MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit is the pre-requisite for MSMPER205 Enter confined space. The assessment activities integrate all unit requirements and all competencies must be achieved before a statement of attainment is issued.


Targeted Audience

There are no formal entry requirements stipulated for this training programme; however participants are required to possess basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Training package requirements stipulate that a candidate must be able to:

  • Read and interpret workplace documentation
  • Speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms
If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact 1300 227 354 for assistance.
Participants must be clean shaven. The unit of competency, MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
States that students use equipment according to procedures including all relevant workplace procedures, work instructions, temporary instructions and relevant industry and government codes and standards. The unit of competency also requires candidates to conduct all assessments in accordance with In accordance with AS/NZ 1715, AS/NZ 1716. AS/NZ 1715 requires users to be clean shaven.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER205 - Enter confined space
  • MSMWHS216 - Operate breathing apparatus
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres

Program Benefits

  • Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.


  • WH&S Statistics and Case Studies
  • Overview of AS2865:2009 & State Legislation
  • Definition of a Confined Space
  • Risk Management Principles
  • Written Authorisations (Permits)
  • Emergency Response
  • Atmospheric Testing & Monitoring
  • Toxic contaminants & Workplace Exposure Standards
  • Hot work & fire protection
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
  • Breathing Apparatus Safety
  • Practical Activity

Learning Methods

The assessment for this programme has been designed to assess a person’s competence in accordance with the Manufacturing Training Package (MSA07), AS2865:2009 and the proprietary requirements of the organisation or workplace. The assessment will consist of both a written and practical component.

Learner Handbook 2019Delivery Mode:

  • 2 Day course 
  • Classroom based.
  • Our Pinkenba facility (free parking) or your onsite location.
  • Delivery can consist of face to face, and practical simulations.
  •  Individuals: $595 per person
  •  Groups: Please call to obtain a quotation.
Brisbane, Perth, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and various locations/worksites as required.

Note: If no courses are listed, please call us on 1300 227 354 to discuss our upcoming courses or your group training needs.