RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights

This course has been developed to cater for persons required to work at any height where there is a potential to fall and cause injury, fall from one level to another, work in elevated work platforms, work from scaffold, are required to be compliant with local legislation/Australian Standard AS/NZS: 1891.

Occupations that may benefit from this Unit of Competency are roofers, tilers, air conditioning technicians, scaffolders, builders and any other associated trades where working at heights occurs.



  • Statutory and regulatory authority requirements
  • The names and functions of equipment, components and materials
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and control
  • Safe shifting and handling of tools and materials
  • The nature of work undertaken at heights
  • Processes of providing safe work practices & safe work methods
  • Safety considerations to work safely at heights
  • Access, interpret and apply technical and safety information
  • Comply with environmental requirements
  • Pendulum effect, snagging, effects of free fall and suspension trauma


  • Course notes and detailed student handbook
  • A4 display certificate issued by Height Safety Engineers
  • Plastic wallet card certificate issued by  Height Safety Engineers

DURATION: 8 hours classroom training and assessment. Face to Face. No online component.


  • Training and Assessment will be delivered and certified by  Height Safety Engineers
  • Theory written assessment
  • Progressive practical assessment for more information on assessment methodology please see the Participant Handbook V5 HSE 10 Oct 2017


  • Students must be 14years or older
  • Students must have inherent literacy and numeracy skills required to complete the course content. Further support can be found at Student Support
  • All participants are required to bring safety boots, gloves and hard hat. If students do not own a hard hat and gloves these can be provided once discussed at booking stage.
  • Students are not required to bring any other learning materials.
  • Students must be medically fit and comfortable working at heights..



  • $285 Per Person which may be subject top discount structures upon booking.
  • Payment Terms and Payment Options are listed in the Enrollment and Payment Options Document available for download on the Student Resources page.


  • Successful participants will receive a Statement of Attainment Certificate from HSE RTO 91227
  • A4 display certificate issued by Height Safety Engineers
  • Plastic Wallet card issued by Height Safety Engineers


  • Annual refreshers recommended


  • Training can be delivered onsite which can be organised prior to enrolment or at  Height Safety Engineers office, 32 Mount Erin Road Campbelltown


  • Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIOHS204A – Work safely at heights


  • The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Participant Handbook V5 HSE 10 Oct 2017
  • The RTO is Responsible for the compliance of all training and/or assessment delivered, as well as issuance of AQF certification & documentation


  • Due to the practical components of the course, participants are advised to wear comfortable casual attire.
  • This unit is nationally recognised and registered on the TGA website training.gov.au