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Learn the essential skills required to work safely on construction sites at heights above 1.5 metres from ground level.

Short course dates and times: 
19 July 2019 8am–4pm One session
20 September 2019 8am–4pm One session
15 November 2019 8am–4pm One session

The significant growth in the trades and construction industry has led to demand for skilled workers who meet key skill requirements. Delivered through practical, face-to-face training, this short course will teach you how to work safely at heights on a work site as well as where fall protection measures are required.

Upon completion of this course you will have competency in:

  • locating, interpreting and applying relevant information, standards and specifications
  • complying with site safety plans, OHS regulations and state and territory legislation applicable to workplace operations
  • safely and effectively using tools, plant and equipment
  • communicating and work effectively and safely with others
  • selecting and using appropriate height access and fall protection equipment and work methods, including inspecting fall protection equipment, scaffolding and fall barriers for faults
  • applying knowledge of industry products to identify, manual handling risks & types of lifting and support structures approved for use
  • modifying work activities to cater for variations in work site procedures, contexts and environment and using appropriate behaviour for safe work at heights
  • using safe handling requirements, based on information provided, for equipment, products and materials

Course contents

In order to be issued a Statement of Attainment, for TNAAS Working at Heights Safely, a student must complete the core unit.


Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course.

Gain the competency required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from the ground level and where fall protection measures are required.  An expectation to have this skill from industry will increase an employee's chance to gain employment in the construction industry.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

A student must hold the pre-requisite unit CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

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