Work Safely at Heights – RIIWHS204E

National training code: RIIWHS204E

Location: Hobart, Launceston and Burnie

Duration: 8 hours

Max participants: 10

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SRTA Life & Rescue is a Registered Training Organisation RTO number 45278 registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

SRTA Life & Rescue is proud to offer RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights.

Course Description

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights. This course is designed to meet the requirements from the Resources and Infrastructure Industries training package, RII.

Learners will understand how to identify industry requirements, work procedures and instructions. Additionally, learners will be able to access and install height safety equipment safely, perform their heights work safely including cleaning up their work area when the tasks are completed.

This course is essential for people who are required to work at heights in the course of their employment.

This course prepares learners to undertake the assessment to obtain a Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery of this course will be classroom based blended with some outdoor activities.

Assessment Summary

The student will be assessed by demonstrating procedures applicable to this unit. They will also be required to answer a number of written questions regarding their actions and theoretical application of knowledge. The assessment may be part of a simulated activity set by the assessor.

This assessment must be conducted by an SRTA Life & Rescue assessor and must be completed in the workplace or in another environment that accurately simulates the workplace. The assessor is to actively set tasks for the student and must observe these tasks being performed.

To standardise the application of this assessment, the assessment tasks (performance evidence) are based on those specified in the Unit of Competency, RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights and those of the RII Training Package. The assessor will use an assessment instrument mapped accordingly to the assessment requirements of this Unit of Competency.

Assessors will apply an assessment procedure to ensure you are ready for the assessment and have the right resources and equipment to achieve the right standard.

Height Safety Harness

Course Topics

  • Identifying work requirements including Work Health Safety legislation
  • Following company procedures
  • Accessing and installing height safety related equipment
  • Risk assessment and hazard control strategies
  • Performing working at heights

National recognition

On successfully completing the training and assessment you will be issued a Statement of Attainment issuing you the unit of competence: RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights.

Course Commencement Dates

Courses dates and times do vary. View our Upcoming Work Safely at Heights training courses.

Course Location

Training is delivered at:

6/18 Kennedy Drive – Cambridge – Hobart

2/18 Connector Park Drive – Kings Meadows Launceston

13 Wellington Street – Burnie

Or on your site if assessed as suitable to complete course outline.

Course Materials

Learner training is supported through the provision of quality learning materials and resources.

Course Conduct

On arriving, learners will complete any outstanding enrolment administration and then participate in group learning activities about the theory of working safely at heights.

After lunch we finish off our theory component and then put what is learnt into practice via our practical component.

There is sufficient time over the day for additional one-on-one training for those requiring it. At SRTA Life & Rescue we provide a friendly and supported environment to learn and achieve

Pre-Requisites/Entry Requirements

  • There are no qualification pre-requisites for this course
  • Learners must be aged 18 years or older
  • Photo Identification is required to be sited prior to course commencement.
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills required to interpret legislative requirements and to undertake written and practical assessment activities.
  • All course materials will be provided by SRTA Life & Rescue.

Clothing Requirement

Learners must wear safety work boots. Where a learner does not wear safety work boots they will not be able to participate in the course due to work health and safety concerns.

Fees and Charges

Please refer to the Schedule of Fees and Charges as it contains important information about related charges and our refund policy.


A learner’s position on the course will only be confirmed upon a completed enrolment form and the payment of your course cost. Numbers are limited, so confirmed enrolments will only be able to attend.

Duty Of Care

SRTA Life & Rescue adopts high standards in duty of care of its learners and instructors. SRTA Life & Rescue reserves the right to turn anyone away that seems to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This action is to ensure that the learner and instructors safety is assured and that SRTA Life & Rescue maintains an accident free learning environment and complies with our duty of care responsibilities.

SRTA Life & Rescue is responsible for the quality and delivery of training and assessment and will be the organisation issuing any qualifications and statements of attainment to eligible learners.

Work Safely on a high building

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Please find the links to Learner HandbookSchedule of Fees & Charges and USI Fact Sheet these must be read in conjunction with this page.

For more information, or for a copy of the course brochure, please Contact SRTA Life & Rescue.

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