Working at Heights Course

Conducted by our experienced height safety technicians, our working at heights course is designed to train participants to safely carry out work at height by providing an understanding of the legal requirements, as well as practical risk control measures, safe systems of work and equipment that can be applied to any working at heights situation, to ensure work conducted at heights is carried out safely.

This course provides the competency requirements to undertake safe working practices when working at heights or depths. Any person who is exposed to the risk of a fall likely to cause injury in the workplace (across all industries) should attend this course.

Supervisors of workers who work at height or who are required to develop rescue plans should also attend our Heights Rescue course to ensure they comply with relevant legislation by having an effective and tested rescue plan in place when workers are operating under fall-arrest conditions.

Face to Face

1 day


4 hours*

Enhanced Online


$235 per person

Contact us for corporate / group pricing options.


Competency Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statement of attainment:

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Intrinsic Safety Training (ABN 61 135738856).

Allens RTO Third Party Delivery

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 8 hours (minimum) full face to face course
  • Refresher: 4 hours (minimum) full face to face
Course Delivery Options

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.

Pre-Course Study Options

If there is pre-course study for the course, it is found in the student portal.

Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration.

Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy.

Course Content and Assessment

The course includes the following topics:

  • Legal requirements for working at heights across Australia

  • Nature of work undertaken at heights

  • How to comply with height safety systems

  • Safe working practices for work at height

  • Using safety equipment and systems for work at height

  • Complying with safe work methods

  • Assessing hazards and risks with working at heights

  • Implementing control measures to minimise risk when working at height

  • Identifying required safety systems for working at heights

  • Applying relevant documentation, policies, and procedures for working at height

  • Names and functions of equipment, components, and materials for working at height

  • Safe use of ladders

Physical Requirements

Students will have to carry out various physical practical exercises. Therefore students should be capable of conducting the following activities:

  • Correctly fitting a harness

  • Climbing fixed ladders

  • Moving and erecting portable ladders

  • Climbing a tower or other structure using twin tail lanyards

  • Conduct a self-rescue while operating at heights

  • Participating in a rescue of a suspended casualty

Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Student Information

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills Quality 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 Student Handbook.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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