Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

This nationally recognised Work Safely at Heights course is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the characteristics, hazards and legislative requirements needed to operate safely at height. The course is a balanced mix of theory content and class participation. Assessment consists of written responses to questions and observation of practical skills.

Participants will learn:

  • About definitions and terminology as per Australian Standard 1891.1:2007.
  • About Industrial Harness Based Systems.
  • To review relevant legislation and the Code of Practice.
  • To review case studies of unsafe work practices.
  • About types of fall prevention equipment and their use.
  • To inspect fall prevention equipment.
  • To perform risk assessment of a work area and select required equipment.
  • About suspension trauma.
  • About the roles and responsibilities of key personnel.

Location, Dates and Times

Please Note:  Courses will only proceed with sufficient numbers. Maximum number in a group is 12

Clarence Campus
1 day, 8am to 4.30pm
F Block, Clarence Campus, Bounty Street, Warrane

  • 25 February 2019
  • 7 March 2019
  • 18 March 2019
  • 2 April 2019
  • 14 June 2019
  • 25 June 2019
  • 22 July 2019
  • 19 August 2019
  • 14 November 2019

Alanvale Campus
1 day, Thursday, 8am to 4.30pm
I Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham

  • 7 February 2019
  • 28 March 2019
  • 9 May 2019
  • 20 June 2019
  • 1 August 2019
  • 26 September 2019
  • 28 October 2019
  • 5 December 2019

Burnie Campus
1 day, 8am to 4.30pm
D Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie

  • 13 February 2019
  • 13 March 2019
  • 10 May 2019
  • 29 May 2019
  • 4 June 2019
  • 4 July 2019
  • 7 August 2019
  • 6 September 2019
  • 3 October 2019
  • 28 October 2019
  • 15 November 2019

½ day refresher course
D Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie

  • Friday, 15 February 2019
  • Monday, 15 April 2019
  • Friday, 14 June 2019

Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

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

Fees and Payments

2018:   $273 per person – 1 day course
2019:   $150 per person – ½ day refresher
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

Please Note, funding assistance may be available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information visit

What will I need to bring?

You must wear protective work wear (safety boots and gloves) for the practical assessment.
These need to be supplied by the student.

Work Placement, Licensing and Other Requirements

This course does not require a High Risk Licence but TasTAFE issue a Competency Card.  There is no expiration date and  at present no requirement for a refresher, but a recommendation of 2 years is made by most organisations for their workforce.


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 here


A Statement of Attainment for the units successfully completed, and a Competency Card.


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