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Work Safely at Heights (WSH) Courses in Perth

Unit of Competency 

RIIOHS204D Work safely at heights


1 day

Course Cost


Nationally Recognised Training


AST Training Centre Perth or,

On-site training can be arranged for industry clients.
Please contact your nearest AST office for details.

On average, 1260 workers are injured every year due to falling from heights. Most of these falls are from relatively low heights (5m or less).

This course is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely at heights and is suitable for those working in the mining and resources industry, and the construction industry.

On completion of this course, participants will have knowledge of the OHS legislation and Australian Standards relating to working at heights; be able to identify and control hazards; understand job planning and resource  requirements, access and egress; fall protection and arrest systems and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plus, the ability to work confidently and competently at heights.

This course is nationally recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

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Course Information


There are no pre requisites for this course.

Course Delivery

This course is conducted via a mixture of classroom based theory and practical sessions to practice skills learnt. 
Participants are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the training.

Course Content

This unit covers the required skills and knowledge for working safely at heights in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes: identifying the work requirements, work procedures and instructions for the task; accessing and installing equipment; performing work at heights; and cleaning up the work area.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL and Assessment Only pathways are available. However, for new entrants into industry where they are required to conduct work at heights, it is mandatory that full training be undertaken.

Refresher Training

Refresher training is required for employees where their employer’s policies dictate repeat training at regular intervals.

Dress Standard

The minimum dress requirements are:

  • Steel capped boots
  • Preferably long sleeved shirts and long pants

Australian Skills Training will supply the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for specific courses such as hard hats, hi-viz vests, fall arrest harnesses and lanyards etc.
Participants are welcome to bring their own hard hat, harnesses and lanyards if they have them.
Wearing jewellery in the workplace can be hazardous; AST recommends that none is worn.


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued an nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and, a plastic wallet card.

Licensing Regulations

There is no direct link between this unit and licensing requirements.

Payment Terms

Full payment for the course must be made prior to commencement.
For account enquiries please email  or call (08) 9434 3744.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our Refund Policy.

Training Pathways

This unit may be used as a partial credit towards over 25 qualifications including:
RII20209 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations
RII30411 Certificate III in Resource Processing
RII20509 Certificate II in Resource Processing and, many others.

Further Information

If you would like more information or you are interested in participating in this course, please email our friendly staff: In Western Australia, contact or phone (08) 9434 3744.

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