Metal Trades

Short Course Operate Breathing Apparatus

This training is designed for employees who are required to operate self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) whilst working in confined spaces or in emergencies, such as retrieving persons from dangerous situations. This course covers the correct procedures to wear and use this equipment.

Participants will learn:

  • About the safe use, selection, operation and servicing of SCBA.
  • About the contents of the atmosphere.
  • About hazardous environments.
  • About SCBA components and preoperational checks.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Search and rescue techniques.

Location, dates and times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  To be advised

Full course and refresher are offered.
Please register your interest as course dates are set subject to demand.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

2019:  $390.00.  A concession rate is not available for this course.

Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

Participants may be eligible for funding assistance – you will need to contact TBCITB on (03) 6223 7804 or website: TBCITB website.

What will I need to bring?

You must wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

Essential Requirements

For the refresher course, you must have recently successfully completed MSAPMOHS216A – Operate Breathing Apparatus.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


Full Course:  A Statement of Attainment for the units successfully completed.
Refresher:  A statement of Attendance.


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