Permit Issuer Training

Course Outline



Permit Issuer training

(1 day course)

Unit Codes:

MSAPMPER200C – Issue Work Permits
RIIRIS201D - Conduct Local Risk Control

WHO should complete Permit Issuer training?

Anyone who issues work permits for high risk work activities such as confined space and hot works or supervises permit issuing activities on a work-site in Australia.

WHY do you need Permit Issuer training?

The Law:

Section 21 of the OH&S 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:

The Australian Standard 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.

WHAT is covered in Permit Issuer training?

This course is appropriate for those working in supervisory roles. This course provides trainees with information, instruction and training required to issue work permits associated with:

  • Hot works
  • Confined spaces
  • Energy isolation

Permit issuer topics include:

  • Identifying the need for a work permit
  • Raising, issuing, monitoring and closing work permits
  • Permits associated with hot works, confined spaces and energy isolation

Risk control topics include:

  • Planning and preparing for risk control
  • Assessing and identifying unacceptable risk
  • Assessing and implementing controls
  • Completing records and reports

WHERE are the Permit Issuer training courses conducted?

How Safe is Your Workplace?

If safety is important to you and your staff are operating any elevating work platforms, you must always ask yourself the question "How safe is your Workplace?"

How Safe is Your Workplace?



  • $280.00 (GST Exempt) Per Person.

WHEN are the Permit Issuer courses conducted?

At a mutually agreeable date & time. Contact WAM Training to schedule a course on your site.

Duration & course times:

1 day course (07:45am - 16:00pm Approx.)

Course numbers:

  • Minimum 8
  • Maximum 12


  • Enclosed safety shoes and hi-visibility clothing are required


Trainees will be assessed using a written assessment, the completion of a Safe Work Method Statement, and the use of various types of permits (including a hot works permit, confined space entry permit and an energy isolation permit)


Upon successful completion, 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.

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10.02.16 - Sarsha T
Considering I was the only student, Steve altered the examples to suit my job, this helped with my learning and understanding of the topics.
16.12.15 - Alex W
Excellent trainer, very knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent and very informative - Well done and thank you very much.