Enter and work in confined spaces – Online Refresher

Enter and work in confined spaces – Online Refresher

Course Objective:

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. It is an appropriate unit for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

Work health and safety is important in any field. However, for those who often travel into confined spaces, a lack of knowledge and awareness can be especially dangerous and, in some cases, deadly. Any type of work in a confined space itself could present high risks and hazards, but these risks are greatly amplified by the type of work often performed in these locations.

Prior to entering a confined work environment everyone must be trained up to the standards set by the Australian Safe Work Standard 2865. The aim of RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces is to reduce all risks and provide participants with all the skills needed to work safely in confined space. The training will also provide participants with the processes and knowledge needed to meet the standards.

This refresher also includes MSMPER205 Enter confined space and MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit (proof of holding these units previously is required to obtain competencies)


Course Times

24/7 Self Paced


30 day access to complete online course



Service Fee


Incidental Fees

A $50 admin fee will be charged if a student completes a refresher and doesn’t hold the correct Unit of Competency.

*Providing all correct documents have been submitted, you will receive your Statement of Attainment in 2-3 Business days. Our office is closed on weekends so please keep this in mind when completing your refresher over the weekend. 


The assessment is an online refresher course involving a series of quizzes with a set of questions.

You will have 30 days from your registration in the course to complete the refresher.

We DO NOT accept wallet cards or Statements of Attainment dated prior to 2015.

Refreshers are recommended to be undertaken at least every 2 years.

  • Online – nationwide 24/7

Refresher training regimes are to be based around the individual’s role and responsibilities as defined by the sites safety and health management system.

  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces AND/OR MSMPER205 Enter confined space AND/OR MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued work permit

As a minimum, personnel need to be refreshed in their knowledge of:

  • Obtain appropriate entry permit and instructions for performing work in confined space
  • Interpreting and applying safe work method statements
  • Apply tagging and lock out
  • Selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment applicable to all tasks and environment identified
  • Entering the confined space
  • Using atmospheric monitoring devices prior to entering the confined space
  • Working in the confined space
  • Using atmospheric monitoring devices during confined space activity
  • Applying safe materials handling methods
  • Exiting the confined space
  • Remove tagging and lock out
Course Requirements:
  • Be at least 15 years of age;
  • Have completed Year 10 in the Australian school system or equivalent; and
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to ACSF Level 2.
  • Please note that wallet cards are an additional fee of $25.00

As a refresher, the individual who completes this course already holds a Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces AND/OR MSMPER205 Enter confined space AND/OR MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit. This does not have an expiry date, however (Enter and Work in Confined Spaces Association) and industry standards recommend retraining every two years.

Refresher training is advised every two years due to changes in Australian Standards & Industry Standards. Changes in WHS legislation, Regulations and Codes of Practice are an important factor for individuals to ensure they remain current.

Authorised personal should view both the individual’s original Statement of Attainment for these units in addition to this Statement of Completion confirming induction currency has been maintained via completion of the refresher course.