• Locations
    Lithgow | Newcastle | Moolarben | Singleton | Woonona | Onsite
  • Cost
    Level one $205 | Level two $385
  • Practical training component
    Yes
  • Accreditation
    RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
Course overview

The Work Safely at Heights course offered by Mines Rescue provides students with an understanding of undertaking safe working practices when working at heights or depths in the resource, infrastructure or general industries. The practical nature of this course allows students to develop and demonstrate safe work practices at heights.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Identifying the work requirements
  • Work procedures and instructions for the task
  • Accessing and installing equipment
  • Performing work at heights
  • Cleaning up the work area

Work Safely at Heights - Rescue Awareness (Level two) is also available.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Working Safely at Heights course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following unit:

  • RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

This course is available in two levels where level two incorporates a working at heights rescue component to meet the legislative requirements for heights workers.

  • Level one: Working safely at heights
  • Level two: Working safely at heights plus additional rescue component
Entry requirements

No formal previous learning is required for this course however Mines Rescue encourages students to gain knowledge and experience of the policies and procedures of their workplace before starting the course.

Students are also required to demonstrate self-management skills by monitoring and minimising their own exposure to workplace risks during practical activities. It is acknowledged that this is a course based on a Certificate II level qualification that requires appropriate levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills to manage course work, on-course activities and assessment tasks.

Additional information

Please refer to the Mines Rescue Student Handbook located on our website for relevant policy information including Payment Terms and Conditions and Refund and Fees Policy.

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

We encourage you to read our Student Handbook and RPL/Credit Transfer Handbook and speak with Mines Rescue prior to commencing enrolment.

For further information, or to book your course, please contact your local Mines Rescue Station.

Mines Rescue Pty Limited RTO ID 90508