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RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

RTO Code: 21519

Duration: 1 day (face to face)

Aim: This course is designed to train personnel within industry to work safely at heights in accordance with the unit of competency, relevant codes and current regulations.

HAZCON delivers the nationally accredited unit RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights. This interactive course covers working safely at heights in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes identifying the work requirements, work procedures and instructions for the task; accessing and installing equipment; performing work at heights; and cleaning up the work area.

Key Areas Covered:

  • Identifying the work requirements,
  • Work procedures and instructions for the task;
  • Accessing and installing equipment;
  • Performing work at heights;
  • Victorian legislation relevant to working at heights
  • Practical use of height control measures including harnesses, fall arrest systems and ladders.

Learners Needs
In order to identify individual learners' requirements please bring to our attention any candidate that has any needs such as; literacy, access or, medical restrictions so arrangements can be made prior to course commencement.

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements:
In order to be successful in the unit, students must have sufficient English written and oral language skills to enable clear and direct communication with trainer and other students.
Students must be able to; collaborate effectively with others and complete a short answer written assessment.
If you have any concerns regarding this requirement please contact our friendly HAZCON training team to discuss what assisted learning options we have available to you.

Target Audience: 
This course is aimed at those working in operational roles at a worksite, who may be likely to encounter fall or depth hazards. Including :
Entry level students who are have work duties or supervise staff who have work duties that include working from height, in Victoria jurisdictions.
Students with some industry experience who wish to gain entry level knowledge of the legislative requirements when performing work at height tasks.
Students who are required by employer to attend a full training course.

Required to bring on the day:
Proof of ID (drivers licence or equivalent, with photo); brought to the training course; and
The participant has provided their Unique Student Identifier number; If participants do not have a USI Number, please create one by logging onto www.usi.gov.au.

This course can be conducted on site at your company's premises or at HAZCON's training facilities in Trafalgar or Notting Hill.  HAZCON also offers customised training for this course so as to include your relevant policies and procedures and in line with legislation.

During the day, there are two theory assessments which contain a mix of multiple choice and short answers and response to working at heights scenarios as well as simulated practical work demonstrations.

If required; students are provided with two re-assessment opportunities on the day. Access to our appeals process is available in our student handbook should the student wish to consider that option if competency hasn't been achieved after two re-assessment opportunities.

HAZCON will issue a RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights certificate and wallet card upon:
  • Successful completion of the training course.
  • Provision of identification and the completion of administration documentation; as listed above.

Would you like to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)?
Have you sat work safely at heights training previously and may be eligible for RPL? Request a no obligation RPL Kit and Application Form from HAZCONs Business Services Manager at hazaon@hazcon.com.au.

If you are interested in this training course, require a quote or advice please Contact Us on 1800 429 266 or via email: training@hazcon.com.au

Reference Material: Work Safe Victoria Compliance Code Prevention of Falls in General Construction maybe a useful reference to you.

This course is one of our publicly run courses. Please refer to our  Public training dates for this course below:

Training at HAZCON Notting Hill Facility

It is HAZCON's aim to resume face to face training at our training facilities as soon as we are able to do so. Public training courses shown will only run at HAZCON's Notting Hill facility when permitted to do so under the Victorian governments COVID 'road to recovery' plan as detailed on the DHHS website.- https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/COVID-normal-coronavirus-road-to-recovery

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights training
Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Cost: $270 per person (GST Free, comprehensive course notes & catering).
Dates Location Book
Monday 26th October Trafalgar Closed
Friday 20th November Notting Hill Book
Thursday 14th January Notting Hill Book
Thursday 28th January Sale Book
Friday 5th February Notting Hill Book
Wednesday 14th April Notting Hill Book
Monday 19th April Trafalgar Book
Tuesday 18th May Notting Hill Book
Wednesday 16th June Sale Book
Monday  26th July Notting Hill Book
Tuesday 24th August Trafalgar Book
Wednesday 25th August Notting Hill Book
Tuesday 19th October Notting Hill Book




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