Confined Space Training

This course will give you the necessary skills to safely work in a confined space outside of ventilated areas. 

**Meets Worksafe NZ (formerly DoL) Best Practice Guidance Notes for Working in a Confined Space Including ASNZ Standard 2865:2001**

  • Location:
    Available nationally
  • Method of Study:
    Part time block courses
  • Applications:
    Now open
  • Domestic Fee:
    Please see below
  • Full Course

  • $510

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:
  •   NZQA Fee:
  • Refresher Course

  • $360

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:
  •   NZQA Fee:

Core elements

  • Selecting, using and maintaining harnesses, connectors, lanyards, tripods and other equipment
  • Identifying and assessing hazards and establishing controls
  • Emergency plans and rescue techniques
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements

Unit Standards

Includes assessment and registration of credits for Unit Standards:

  • US 17599 Plan a confined space entry
  • US 25510 Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely
  • US 18426 Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined space. Minimum requirement for working in confined space – Worksafe NZ Best Practice Guidelines

Additional Unit Standards

Additional Unit Standards can be added in this course including:

  • US 3058 Perform gas tests for energy and chemical plant
  • US 19207 Enter, work in, and exit a confined space in the water industry
  • US 19205 Demonstrate knowledge of pathogens, diseases, and their control in the water industry

One day refresher courses are recommended every two years to update on changes to legislation and confined space techniques at work.

Entry Criteria

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.

Note: Some courses within this programme require specific levels of physical ability and aptitude for working in confined space.


This is a Safety Sensitive Programme