Industry Training

Confined Space Training

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and competently plan and enter a confined space.

About the course

This course will help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and competently plan and enter a confined space.

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


Auckland, Christchurch, Greymouth, Westport and approved temporary sites.


Multiple intakes per year. Please enquire for more information.

Method of study

Two day short course.

Core elements

  • Identifying hazards associated with confined spaces and selecting and establishing controls
  • Atmosphere and gas testing equipment, use and records
  • Selecting using and maintaining associated safety equipment
  • Emergency plans and rescue techniques

Unit standards

Gain 13 credits which 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

Entry requirements

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5
  • Experience in a workplace with work procedures for confined spaces
  • Must be physically fit and capable of entering crawl spaces

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

We also offer the 1–day Confined Space Refresher course, recommended every 2 years.

To apply 

Please click the apply button in the top right-hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process or alternatively, complete the enquiry form below. For help with applications, please contact 

Enquiry form

Phone number e.g. 027 XXX XXXXX

You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.