Building and Construction

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.

Please Note:
Funding assistance is available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information visit

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.

Course Dates

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

  • 12 December 2017
  • 26 February 2018
  • 8 March 2018
  • 4 June 2018
  • 15 June 2018
  • 24 July 2018
  • 31 August 2018
  • 15 November 2018

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

  • 2018 dates to be advised.

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

  • 14 February 2018
  • 14 March 2018
  • 30 April 2018
  • 11 May 2018
  • 4 June 2018
  • 5 July 2018
  • 8 August 2018
  • 7 September 2018
  • 5 October 2018
  • 29 October 2018
  • 16 November 2018


2018:   $273 per person
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.


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


A Statement of Attainment for selected unit listed below and a Competency Card.


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