Confined Space Entry & CPR Refresher

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Course Overview

Our confined space and CPR training course covers the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. It also provides the learner with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are required to respond to an unconscious, non-breathing person.

Participants are guided through recognition of typical hazardous conditions relating to confined spaces including; oxygen depletion, combustible atmospheres and atmospheric contaminants. Armed with the knowledge to identify potential hazards, participants learn how to assess a task, control the hazards and develop and implement safe work practices.

Learners also cover duties of confined space operators, standby personnel and rescue crews are presented in a combination of classroom and practical activities; leading to an assessment and entry of a confined space under controlled conditions, which is followed by a simulated rescue. Participants are encouraged throughout the program to develop, participate and apply skills in the safe management of confined spaces; from identification and planning through to execution and completion of confined space activities.

The CPR theory component is delivered at the beginning of the course prior to CSE and then is practically assessed with the rescue component of CSE.

Prospective participants in this combined refresher course are people who already hold these competencies and are looking to have their skills and knowledge re-certified due to:

  • Having gained their units for CPR more than one year prior and their CSE units more than two years prior;
  • Had their skills, knowledge and currency assessed more than one year for CPR and two years ago for CSE;
  • Have not worked in or around a confined space or performed CPR for an extended period of time.
Duration: 9 Hours
Location: This course can be trained at our Training Centre or at your Workplace.
(conditions apply)
Cost: Please call or email our office to obtain more information including pricing and course dates. 
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Subjects Covered

  • Legislation
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Gas Detection & Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Equipment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Rescue & Emergency Procedures

Pre-entry Requirements

To be eligible for refresher training, all students must have completed confined space and provide CPR training course within the previous two years of the course date and be able to provide evidence they have these (or equivalent) units of competency.

Due to this the assessment is conducted first as a gap analysis tool, from this the training is then tailored to each group of learners.

Fitness to Participate and Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required in order to communicate, complete, undertake written and practical assessment activities. If you have any concerns regarding the LLN requirements, please contact 1300 886 208 for assistance.


As we are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) our participants will be awarded a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment on the successful completion of the training and assessment for this course.

The units of competency covered in this course are:

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit (this unit is a prerequisite for MSMPER205)

MSMPER205 Enter confined space

MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Refresher Training

Industry recommends that refresher training Confined Space Entry should be completed every two years.

In line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) must be refreshed annually.

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