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Course code: RIIWHS204E
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COURSE OVERVIEW -  This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.


  • key legislation required to work safely at heights
  • key policies, procedures and documentation required to work safely at heights, including:
  • statutory and regulatory authority requirements
  • principles and techniques for work safely at heights, including:
  • heights safety systems and safe work methods
  • principles and techniques for identifying names and functions of equipment, components and materials
  • principles and techniques for complying with equipment manufacturer instructions and specifications
  • safe shifting and handling of tools and materials
  • principles and techniques for identifying relevant hazards and emergencies
  • techniques for coordinating and communicating job activities with others.
  • identifying required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment
  • checking the correct fitting, adjusting and anchoring of fall protection and associated equipment

DURATION - 6 hours, 8:00am - 2:00pm


  • You will be required to conduct mathematical calculations throughout this course
  • You must supply 100 points of identification, including (1) form of current photo
  • Wear comfortable and practical clothing and enclosed footwear

TRAINING & ASSESSMENT - Two (2) assessments will be conducted at the completion of training – Knowledge and Practical Assessments.

REASSESSMENT - Applicants deemed not yet competent will be provided the opportunity to undergo further training. Fees may apply for further training and reassessment.

LICENCES & CERTIFICATION - This course is a Nationally Recognised Training and applicants’ deemed competent at the conclusion of the course will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS204E and a wallet-size competency card.



7 Kendall Street, WODONGA, VIC, 3690

(02) 6040 0167

RTO #91759