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 pre-operational checks.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Search and rescue techniques.

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  • Dates to be advised

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


You must wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

Refresher:  You must have recently successfully completed ‘Operate Breathing Apparatus (MSAPMOHS216A)’


2018:  To be advised

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:


Full Course:  A Statement of Attainment for selected unit listed below.
Refresher:  Statement of Attendance.


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