Confined Space Entry



Confined Space Entry

(2 day course)

Unit Codes:

  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • MSMPER205 Enter confined space
  • MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
  • MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
  • RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces

WHO should complete confined space entry training?

Anyone who works in or supervises confined space entry on a worksite.

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
  • Experience working around confined spaces is preferred but not mandatory

WHY do you need confined space entry training?

The Law:
Section 21 of the OHS Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

Australian Standards:
‘AS2865-2009 Confined spaces’ states:

2.6.1 Training and competency assessment
The requirements for training and assessment of competency are as follows:
a) All persons with tasks associated with a confined space shall be trained and assessed as competent to conduct those tasks
b) Persons shall be reassessed at appropriate intervals to maintain their competency to conduct tasks associated with confined spaces.
2.6.2 Records of training and competency
The training that is provided to persons and the achieved competencies shall be recorded.

WHAT is covered in confined space entry training?

This course provides trainees with information, instruction and training about the confined space hazards, risks and control measures, including but not limited to:

  • How to identify a confined space
  • How to recognise hazards associated with working in confined spaces
  • How to establish safe systems for entry and working in confined spaces
  • Confined space entry best practice to reduce risks
  • How to test the atmosphere of a confined space to ensure it is safe to enter
  • How to use breathing apparatus
  • Confined space risk assessment, entry permits and safe work method statements

WHERE are the confined space entry courses conducted?

How safe is your workplace?

If safety is important to you and your staff when performing dogging work, you must always ask yourself the question “How safe is your Workplace?”How Safe Is your Workplace?

How safe is your Workplace?



  • $500.00 (GST exempt) per person
Book 2-3 courses to receive a 7.5% discount off all courses booked
Book 4 or more courses to receive a 15% discount off all courses booked

WHEN are the confined space entry courses conducted?


  • Thursday 11th & Friday 12th July 2019 – 6 positions remaining 
  • Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th July 2019.
  • Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th August 2019.
  • Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August 2019.
  • Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd September 2019.
  • Thursday 19th & Friday 20th September 2019.
  • Monday 30th & Tues 1st October 2019.
  • Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October 2019.

Duration & course times:

2 Day course (07:45am – 16:00pm)

Course numbers:

Maximum 12


  • Enclosed shoes and hi-visibility clothing are required
  • WAM Training can provide a hi-visibility safety vest for courses on our site


Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer written test, incorporating a Safe Work Method Statement, and a practical assessment involving multiple entries of confined spaces according to permits, using gas testing equipment and breathing apparatus.


Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card

Language, literacy & numeracy

Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required and numeracy to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Applicants must have sufficient speaking, reading, writing and numeracy skills in English to enable them to:

  • Speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • Read and correctly interpret and complete required documentation relevant to confined space entry, including producing required reports
  • Read and correctly interpret complex piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
  • Understand permit requirements
  • Differentiate results regarding pressures, temperatures, voltages, masses and gas levels, and interpret the results as being safe/not safe, and determine the required actions
  • Numeracy is required to enable the determination of the available working time from a breathing apparatus set

Health note:

The training and assessment may involve working at heights and entering confined spaces involving bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting. Please refer to ‘Student Health Form’ for further advice


02.10.8 – Michael D

Awesome course, great instruction.

02.10.18 – Malcolm 

It was a pleasure doing this course with Steve.

28.08.18 – Vernan B

Great having an experienced trainer who made the course really enjoyable.

14.08.18 – Mustafa E

Enjoyable course, taught well and clearly making it easy to follow.

14.08.18 – Vince C

Excellent course and well presented. Thanks. 

14.08.18 – Tony C

Great instructor, made course enjoyable. 

21.06.18 – Scott W

Excellent communication.

21.06.18 – Anonymous

Steve was a brilliant trainer and made the course really enjoyable. Serious at times when he needed to be but also some fun along the way. I really did learn a lot. Thanks Steve.

08.06.18 – Kim W

i enjoyed the course and learnt a lot of useful information. Trainer had excellent knowledge. 

15.05.18 – Anonymous

Trainer was great. Comforting and helpful with a good approach to teaching.

15.05.18 – Sajeesh

The trainer was really interesting and listened. 

13.04.18 – Steve 

Very helpful. Had a good laugh and learnt something at the same time. 

13.04.18 – Daniel T

Good job to WAM for the excellent training skills.

09.03.18 – Anonymous

Course was excellent.

09.03.18 – Anonymous

Steve kept good authority of control of the class. He also kept the course interesting and continually engaging. He kept me awake!

09.03.18 – J. Boid

Good course. Teacher’s knowledge was great.

01.03.18 – Anonymous

Steve was highly knowledgeable. 

31.01.18 – Joel C

Very thorough/helpful and able to take the time to help out those who struggle.

21.12.17 – Rob D

Great as always. Thanks WAM team as always, excellent performance.

21.12.17 – Darren G

I have always enjoyed the training and the trainer was excellent.

23.11.17 – Simone C

My neighbour recommended this course, said it was fantastic, I would strongly agree.

23.11.17 – Richard 

Great course.

23.11.17 – Anonymous

Very good and happy.

10.11.17 – Ross H

Great job very informative.

10.11.7 – Merlin M

Great instructor – will consider WAM again.

13.10.17 – Anonymous

Good course. learnt even though I’ve done it before several times. Would recommend to others.

13.10.17 – Anonymous

Great, knowledgeable trainer.

13.10.17 – Anonymous

Great course, had fun with Dave.

13.10.17 – Duncan W

Great course, best confined space training I’ve ever done.

13.10.17 – Anonymous

Well done, very informative.

29.8.17 – Anonymous

Great course, good information, very knowledgeable.

29.8.17 – Andrew F

Pleasantly surprised, thought it would be a lot dryer – Will certainly be useful in my workplace.

26.09.17 – Hayley 

Best explanation of OHS, laws I have experienced – thank you.

26.09.17 – Dave 

Great comprehensiveness course which was well run.

25.09.17 – Rudi V

Dave was very informative and made the course fun and enjoyable.

25.09.17 – Anonymous

Dave was very helpful from the first minute we came for the course. The trainer was good at explaining details of the course.

25.09.17 – Damien B

Steve was great, world of knowledge.

25.08.17 – A. Cameron 

Great trainers and facilities always.

24.06.17 – Nick W

Very good training.

09.06.17 – Jess B

Steve was extremly knowledgable – especially his drawings! I wasn’t bored at all during the course, Steve was helpful and had great humour. Thanks.

02.06.17 – Paul W
Very well presented.
02.06.17 – Anonymous
Great service as always, thanks.
02.06.17 – Mark
Chris was very good explaining everything. A+ performance.
02.06.17 – Anonymous
Very thorough understanding of course content. Excellent communications skills.

30.3.17 – Jacob
Teacher helped me understand the course much easier and better. Perfect for the job.

30.3.17 – Anonymous
Trainer was experienced, really good instructor and patient.

15.3.17 – Trevor Dirks
Excellent course. Trainer was very helpful in all aspects. Facility was fantastic.

15.3.17 – Jordan A
Very informative and efficient.

28.2.17 – Adam H
Found trainer extremely knowledgeable and he delivered the course in a great way.

28.2.17 – Anonymous
Trainer was very knowledgeable. Course had right mix of theory and practical.

16.2.17 – Tray R
Steve and David are awesome teachers and made me feel important and comfortable.

16.2.17 – Anonymous 
Thank you for all your help.

31.1.17 – Shane G
Ripper of a trainer, teaches thorough and fun.

31.1.17 – Lawrence C
Steve came across as though he genuinely had a keen interest and great knowledge of everything confined space.

31.1.17 – Anonymous
Steve had lots of relevant knowledge and the way he delivered the training was easy to follow and easy to learn.

17.1.17 – Anonymous
Trainer related personal experience well

17.1.17 – Damien M
Great course.

20.12.16 – Anonymous
Really enjoyed the training.

8.11.16 – Ben 
A lot better than the last course I did.

13.10.16 – Anonymous
i strongly agree with all things and i recommend to my friends.

13.10.16 – Graeme S
Steve was great and very patient, course was delivered clearly.

5.10.16 – Gene
Dave is an excellent trainer that had extensive knowledge of the course he was delivering.

23.09.16 – Adam
Excellent course. Valid for our site.

09.09.16 – Anonymous
Dave is a highly skilled trainer and provides applicable information and excellent knowledge on all components of confined space. Highly recommended!

30.08.16 – Peter W
Good course to do

30.08.16 –  Andrew T
Really well run and was very helpful in understanding what needs to happen in confined space entry

18.08.16 – Anonymous
Great to have someone with industry experience and knowledge delivering this course.

18.6.16 – Anonymous
I liked this course lots and will take a fair bit back to my workplace

18.06.16 – Anonymous
Good job.

03.08.16 – Darren
Always informative.

03.08.16 – Josh K
Excellent, can’t fault.

02.08.16 – Merv M
Steve was a very knowledgeable on the subject and related information in relevant terminology 

22.07.16 – Kristy
Good training. Thanks.

22.07.16 – Darren 
Well informed trainer.

08.07.16 – Anonymous
It’s a very good course.

05.07.16 –  Brent F
Thanks Dave your very informative.

07.06.16 – Anonymous 
Top communications by Steve and Dave.

07.06.16 – Anonymous
This place is improving every time I’m here. Well done to all staff.

25.05.16 – Anthony B
Great instruction and very informative. Made me feel confident after course.

18.05.16 – Anonymous
Great course

18.05.16 – Lawrence N
Great practical training, went well.

01.04.16 – Andrea C
Huge thank you to Steve for assisting me in the confined space entry activity. I appreciated that you were supportive and non-judgemental. Excellent presenter, clearly a lot of industry experience.

01.03.16 – Toby M
Very pleasant, overall very nice.

18.02.16 – George A
Excellent Facilitator, the best I’ve had and I have done it many times! Explained in a way that a layman like me understood.

10.02.16 – Anonymous
The course had a good mix of theory and practical which kept it interesting . Dave delivered the course well.

05.02.16 – David E
Well run course. Very useful.

18.01.16 – Jeff
Learnt a lot.

18.01.16 – Anonymous
Very impressive training style. Dave kept everyone’s attention throughout the session. Well done.

18.01.16 – Anonymous
Well structured course.

18.01.16 – Rachel
Dave has a great/relaxed training style. Kept the group on track – especially with different levels. All new for me – I enjoyed it 🙂

15.01.16 – Trent
Good knowledge and teaching of course

15.12.15 – Lei D 
Steve had great knowledge on the subject. 

15.12.15 – Grant M 
Great course, Steve was a great and knowledgeable trainer. Will recommend WAM to my employer.

25.09.15 – Dante
I took away more than expected. Thumbs up to the trainer who was great and very helpful.

25.09.15 – Anonymous 
Excellent/Professional trainer.

25.09.15 – D. Taylor 
Knowledgeable and friendly instructor. Well presented course.

12.08.15 – Josephine D
As usual a thorough course – highly recommended. Excellent trainer Dave who is knowledgeable in field.

11.08.15 – Anonymous
Well presented in a clear and interesting manner.

06.08.15 – Roberto D
Enjoyed the two days. Trainer was engaging and practical was excellent.

17.07.15 – Anonymous 
Great Trainer! 

17.07.15 – Anonymous
Presented in an easy to understand manner.

09.04.15 – Anonymous
Good course, learnt and made aware of important information.

09.04.15 – Ross M
Good course.

09.04.15 – Anonymous
Enjoyed – course relevant.

09.04.15 – John H
Had a wonderful time.

31.03.15 – James E
Dave was a great teacher/trainer explained everything well enough for me to understand. Great work Dave.

31.03.15 – James I
Excellent course, excellent trainer.

31.03.15 – Tonina C
Very good teacher who was clear and read to the class. Changed teaching to suit the learner. Enjoyable class thanks to dave.

31.03.15 – Phillip J
Relevant information combined with a good course structure and practical learning.  I would highly recommend this course at WAM to others seeking confined space training.

31.03.15 – Ranjith S
Good teacher, described and explained very clearly.

30.03.15 – Alex W
Excellent training, will be back. Will recommend to others. Well done again. You have a really good trainer, not many around.

03.03.15 – Anonymous
Excellent training.

03.03.15 – Kim C
Top days.

19.01.15 – Matthew P
Good course. 

19.01.15 – Tristan H
Good fun.

13.11.14 – D Fitzpatrick
Good course. Enjoyable.

30.10.14 – Gerard M
The trainer allowed questions but also kept the course moving forward.

30.10.14 – Jed E
Delivered a good explanation of confined space requirements. Including practical demonstration.

30.10.14 – Rod B
The course had good content, practical was relevant. Good trainers.

30.10.14 – Anonymous
Dave made it very interesting.

30.10.14 – M Newton
Trainer was very professional in training.

30.10.14 – Gavin
The trainer engaged the students and provided a good learning environment.

30.10.14 – Anonymous
Thank you for the experience . Dave is very good at his job and easy to approach and easy going .

16.10.14 – Anonymous
Great trainer, concise and  good spread of diversity.

07.10.14 – Anonymous 
WAM has always provided clear directions during training. Good atmosphere.

30.09.14 – Tony
Good relaxed course at a easy pace, not rushed.

19.09.14 – Michael
Good course learnt a lot.

22.07.14 – Keith W
Excellent training with a realistic approach to day to day encounters

10.07.14 – Corey
Good setup. Interesting practical assessment.

24.06.14 – Luke Nelly
Very clearly taught and easy to understand

24.06.14 – Kevin S
Course was very well presented and run

24.06.14 – Andrew O
Course was good, went into depth about what we were learning, would recommend it to others

24.06.14 – Anonymous
Very good course, good communication with students

27.05.14 – Kevin H
Great fun, very entertaining

28.03.14 – Benjamin G
Dave P delivered an excellent course.

25.02.14 – Carl T
Dave has a thorough knowledge of the relevant course. He kept us well informed and has a great sense of humour

12.02.14 – Stephen M
Trainer had great understanding and knowledge would recommend to others.

24.02.14 – John J
Thoroughly enjoyed the training.

30.01.14 – Anonymous
Fantastic trainer. Taught well and enjoyable. 

30.01.14 – Anonymous
Great course, I would recommend this to any person. Dave is a great trainer.

30.01.14 – Anonymous
Dave was a knowledgeable and approachable trainer.

19.12.13 – Anonymous
Fun, due to positive trainer personality.

19.12.13 – Anonymous
I enjoyed the course very much and felt very comfortable during the course.

19.11.13 – Anonymous
Well structured and informative.

19.11.13 – Samer A
Interesting and fun two day course.

19.11.13 – Isitozo S
I am very happy to be part of this course.

7.11.13 – Anonymous
Dave was awesome.

7.11.13 – Anonymous
Trainer was very good, looking forward to returning.

25.10.13 – Ben M
Great teacher very pleased to do the course with him.

25.10.13 – Mark B
Found training to be well worth doing.

15.10.13 – Anonymous
Great course.Funny trainer. Knows his stuff.

26.09.13 – Lachlan S
Add lunch and I’d be ecstatic.

26.09.13 – David A
Good communication with class.

26.09.13 – Anonymous
Great facilities (Particularly Confined Space Smoke room).

26.09.13 – Trent N
Great Course, great coach, well done.

06.09.13 – Christopher J
Dave was a great trainer who knows his stuff and provides an easy learning atmosphere.

06.09.13 – Daniel C
Good fun.

06.09.13 – Andy H
Very happy with course,very relevant.

06.09.13 – D Simons
Excellent course.

06.09.13 – P K
Facilitator was very enjoyable and communicated a clear message.

26.08.13 – Nicholas T
Perfect. Very thorough and explanatory(Excellent).

26.08.13 – Anonymous
Dave taught the group well and was very approachable.

26.08.13 – Stan N
Trainer was top notch.

22.08.13 – Anonymous
Great trainer.

22.08.13 – Charlie B
Trainer had an excellent knowledge of subject & the training relevant.

22.08.13 – Josephine D
Excellent course – important to know inn terms of theory covered & practical exercises.

30.07.13 – Michael L
I have done the course before and it was nowhere near as good.

11.07.13 – Tom L
Good instruction about a serious subject.

01.07.13 – Mario T
Enjoyed the course. Dave did a great job.

01.07.13 – Wally
I enjoyed the course. Dave was awesome.