Confined Space Standby Person


This training course has been customised to meet the requirements for working in a confined space entrant and/or standby person. The course content includes:

  • Introduction to Confined Spaces
  • Preparation for Working in a Confined Space
  • Preparation for Gas Testing
  • Control the Permit Site
  • Cleaning Up & Housekeeping Activities

Unit List

There are no licensing, legislative or certificate requirements applicable to the following units at the time of publication.

MSMPER200 – Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit

This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge required to work in accordance with an issued permit, enabling people working under a permit to understand the system and limitations of the permit, and comply with the requirements of it. Some organisations may refer to a ‘permit’ as a ‘clearance’, and refer to people who this unit applies to as ‘permit recipients’ or ‘permit holders’.

MSMPER202 – Observe Permit Work

This unit covers the skills and knowledge needed to undertake the role of a safety observer for permits that require one. Safety observers, also called a ‘hole watcher’ or ‘fire watcher’, can stop permit work, but do not have the authority to restart it.

Note that when a person is a safety observer for a confined space permit, they should also be competent in confined space entry.

MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres*

This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere by using electronic test apparatus to find out if it is safe for the proposed work, and applies to situations where gas testing must be carried out before entering a specific area or workspace. The competency requires the interpretation of readings and for action to be taken based on that interpretation.

This unit is suitable for use in situations such as:

  • confined spaces
  • enclosed and partially enclosed spaces
  • hot work
  • storage tanks, silos, pits, pipes, shafts, ducts, transport vehicles and ships
  • testing as part of issuing a work permit
  • monitoring as part of working under a work permit
  • open areas
  • holding the gas tester by hand
  • lowering the gas tester into a space, e.g. on a line.

* This is a CITB Funded Unit.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English.

Enrolment form & payment is required prior to training commencing.

Other Course Requirements

Students will be required to:

  • present photo ID.
  • declare any medical issue that may exclude them from full participation.
  • wear PPE and safety footwear.

It is also preferred that students have completed RIIWHS202E – Enter and Work in Confined Spaces prior to undertaking this course.

All training materials are supplied by Career Employment Group Inc.

Class Size

Minimum 4, maximum 8 applicants.

Schedule is subject to change if the minimum class size is not met.

Course Length

1 x 8 hour day – training is a combination of theory and practical work.

Course Locations

Roxby Downs

Delivery Mode

Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator

Course Fees

  • Full Fee: $255.00
  • CITB Member Fee: $95.00

Additional Information

On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with

  • a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for
    • MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres
    • MSMPER200 – Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit
    • MSMPER202 – Observe Permit Work
  • a competency card.

The Student Identifier (USI) must be supplied and verified prior to issuance (


If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us via email at or phone 1300 885 697.