Work Safely At Heights

Course Code HSSRII0001

  • Full Time
  • 1 day
  • On Campus
  • Drummond St Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students


This Work Safely At Heights short course is designed for employees required to work safely at heights in resources and infrastructure, civil construction and construction industries.

Career Opportunities

  • Operational roles at work sites within civil construction, coal mining, drilling, extractive industries and metalliferous mining where they are required to perform work at heights.

Pathway to further studies

  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction.

Studying the Work Safely At Heights at Holmesglen

Holmesglen delivers the unit of competency: RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights.<p>It includes: <br>Identifying the work requirements<br>Work procedures and instructions for the task<br>Accessing and Installing equipment<br>Performing work at heights<br>Cleaning up the work area<p>This course is also available for corporate clients. Group bookings of 10 or more can be offered at a discounted daily rate at our campus or at your location. <p>Talk to us to discuss tailored training packages that meet your requirements.

Entry Requirements

- A basic command of the English language, both written and verbal, is recommended. Participants may be asked to complete a language and literacy test before being offered a place in the course.<br> - A photo ID must be presented, i.e., a current driver’s licence or passport.<br> - At least 3 months’ work experience in the civil construction or infrastructure industries.<br> - Basic numeracy and literacy skills.<br> - Minimum of 16 years of age.<br> - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, and safety boots to be worn during training.<br> - Participants are required to pass a practical and theoretical assessment.<br> - A USI number is to be obtained before the start of the class.
There is no prerequisite unit for this course.
Apply online. A pre-training review (over the phone) and language and literacy test may be required.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


This accredited skill set is made up of one unit of competence RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
Unit code Unit name
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


Click the ‘apply’ button below to get your application started with us. Our friendly Holmesglen team will be in touch to discuss your study opportunities and pre-training requirements.

Start Date

Drummond St Chadstone
Date: 28/03/2024


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Qualification and Recognition

Upon completion of this unit, participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment of RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights and a Holmesglen-produced Industry Card (NB - Industry standards suggest this unit should be updated every two-years).

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $308

Additional Course Cost


All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


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