Working at Heights Course Newcastle

Course code: RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights

  • Complete your Working at Heights Course in half a day
  • Cost $225
  • Or Train now, Pay Later with 4 interest free payments of $56.25 with Working At Heights -
  • Half Day Course – Includes Training & Assessment
  • No Hidden Days. No Extra Costs.
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This is how all training should be done. Highly efficient with small classes and a relaxed training environment. The trainers Bradyn and Finisi are extremely knowledgeable with a great attitude and teaching style, able to keep things flowing while ensuring no one gets left behind. The facilities and gear are excellent, really well set up. Anasani made the Bookings/ payments stress free ! One of the best RTO's I've trained at! Thanks again
Andy Baker
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In the 8 years I have attended various training courses around Newcastle region, Brayden and his team are by far the best trainers I have come across. Sensitive to your learning style and go the extra mile to make sure you understand and are comfortable with what you are learning. Recommend highly 💪
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Booked my husbands forklift training here, he said it was the best training he’s ever had. Thank you.

Overview of Working at Heights Licence Course

First Choice Training Solutions is a RTO approved training centre that provides nationally recognised training programs, such as the RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights course. Our team offer inhouse training and assessment on all courses to meet work requirements and provide the relevant licence, permit, or statement of attainment. Dedicated to developing mindsets beyond what is expected from regular training courses, we provide above and beyond the standard training expected in the high-risk work industry. To best provide this service we understand that the training needs to be relevant, efficient, and engaging in order to be successful. First Choice Training Solutions is adaptable and flexible from years of hands-on experience, building practical skills both in the field and training, ensuring confidence and peace of mind knowing you’re receiving reliable information to better prepare for the workplace. Our philosophy is to keep things as simple yet practical as can be, ensuring quality training to assist students in successful completion our courses. By combining the two aspects, we can look forward to a safer working environment with reduced health and safety risks across a range of industries in the future.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform work at heights safely in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with the relevant body before applying the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • work safely at heights on at least two occasions, including:
    • accessing, interpreting and applying technical and safety information for working at heights
    • assessing hazards and risks associated with working at heights and implementing control methods
    • selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment
    • identifying required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment
    • checking the correct fitting, adjusting and anchoring of fall protection and associated equipment
    • performing work safely at heights

During the above, the candidate must:

  • locate and apply relevant documentation, policies and procedures and confirm that the work activity is compliant
  • implement the requirements, procedures and techniques for working safely at heights
  • work effectively with others to work safely at heights in a way that meets all required outcomes
  • communicate clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions and to determine coordination requirements prior to commencing and during work activities
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

    • key legislation required to work safely at heights
    • key policies, procedures and documentation required to work safely at heights, including
      • statutory and regulatory authority requirements
    • principles and techniques for work safely at heights, including:
      • heights safety systems
      • safe work methods
    • principles and techniques for identifying names and functions of equipment, components and materials
    • principles and techniques for complying with equipment manufacturer instructions and specifications
    • safe shifting and handling of tools and materials
    • principles and techniques for identifying relevant hazards and emergencies
    • techniques for coordinating and communicating job activities with others.

Mandatory conditions for assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:

  • include access to:
    • personal protective equipment
    • equipment related to working safely at heights
    • relevant documentation
  • be conducted in a safe environment; and,
  • be assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment; and,
  • be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures and processes directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances.

Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

Assessor Requirements

Assessors must be able to clearly demonstrate current and relevant industry knowledge and experience to satisfy the mandatory regulatory standards as set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/Australian Quality Training Framework mandatory requirements for assessors current at the time of assessment and any relevant licensing and certification requirements. This includes:

  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
  • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
  • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
  • formal relevant qualifications in training and assessment
  • having knowledge of and/or experience using the latest techniques and processes
  • possessing the required level of RII training product knowledge
  • having an understanding and knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to the industry and to employment and workplaces
  • demonstrating the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence outlined in this unit of competency, and
  • the minimum years of current** work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below in an industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit.

It is also acceptable for the appropriately qualified assessor to work with an industry expert to conduct assessment together and for the industry expert to be involved in the assessment judgement. The industry expert must have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided. This means the industry subject matter expert must demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed:

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Why Choose First Choice Training Solutions?

Many of our training courses specifically target the high-risk work industry, specialising in the training assessment process for high-risk work licences – particularly in heights training, the Craneage and Rigging trades.

Assessment participants will undertake practical exercises delivered from our team of instructors who possess a wealth of experience in both trades and – through practical, hands-on learning and professional mentorship. We will assist you to recognise and work to Safe Work Australia and SafeWork NSW guidelines, requirements and regulations, NSW legislation, and industry standards

Frequently Asked Questions on Working At Heights Training

Working at heights safety training can be completed in with 2-3 hours of training.

Working at heights training course costs $225 per person to complete.

After completing the course, participants receive the RIIWHS204E ticket to work safely at heights. The industry generally recommends renewal every 24 months or 2 years. It should be noted through there currently is no Government requirement for renewal.

Have any questions on getting your Working At Heights Ticket?

Our team are here to help – call the office between 9am – 5pm or enquire through email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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