MSMPER202 – Observe Permit Work


This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake the safety observer role for permits requiring a safety observer. This role may also be called a hole watcher or a fire watcher.

Safety observers can stop permit work, but do not have the authority to restart it.

This unit of competency applies to a member of the work team or an operator who performs this role.

Where the person is safety observer for confined space permit they should also be competent in confined space entry.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific academic entry requirements for this unit.

Applicants for this unit are expected to:

Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.

The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:

Having completed secondary school to year 10;

Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;

Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.

Work Placement Requirements

Not required

Licencing Requirements

Not required

Other Course Requirements

Students must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel cap boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt at all times

Course Length

Course length is 1 day

Course Locations

Whyalla, Roxby Downs

Delivery Modes Available

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

Course Fees

Total course cost $250.00


If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697

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