Course Code: RIIWHS204E   |   Duration: 1 day

Working at Heights Training

RIIWHS204E - Work Safely at Heights

Cost: $380


Course Overview

Working at height poses significant risks, with the potential for severe injury or fatality if adequate precautions are not taken. Sadly, it remains a leading cause of death and serious injury in workplaces today. At ATS Rail & Construction Training, our working at heights course is designed to equip you with the essential skills necessary to mitigate these risks effectively.

Throughout the course, you will learn to identify work requirements, follow appropriate procedures and instructions, access and install equipment safely, perform tasks at height, and ensure the cleanliness of work areas afterward.

Completion of a working at heights course is imperative for individuals planning to work in any industry or capacity where tasks involve working at height. Not only does it enhance your own safety, but it also contributes to safeguarding the well-being of your colleagues and nearby individuals at the worksite.


  1. Construction Workers: Roofers, scaffolders, and steel erectors.
  2. Maintenance Personnel: Technicians servicing equipment at heights.
  3. Building Inspectors: Inspecting elevated areas.
  4. Window Cleaners: Working on tall buildings.
  5. Safety Officers: Ensuring height safety compliance.


In this course, you will acquire essential skills including:

  • Identifying work requirements accurately to ensure tasks are performed effectively.
  • Recognising and adhering to specific work procedures and instructions for optimal safety and efficiency.
  • Safely accessing and installing equipment required for tasks performed at heights.
  • Executing work at heights with precision and adherence to safety protocols.
  • Thoroughly cleaning up work areas post-task to maintain a safe and organised environment.


  • Laverton
  • Onsite

Units of Study

RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights

Nationally Recognised training

Course Outcomes

Participants who are deemed competent in knowledge and practical assessments will receive:

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment (SoA) for the unit of competency

    • RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights

Important Information


Applicants MUST hold:


The practical will be completed in a simulated environment and full PPE will be required. The following PPE is required:

  • Safety work boots – steel capped, lace up with ankle support.
  • Full-length pants
  • Long sleeve shirt or long sleeve high visibility shirt
  • Hi-vis vest
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses eye protection


Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LL&N)

Before training begins, participants will go through an assessment that helps us determine if any learning support is needed. To successfully complete this course, participants are expected to have the following language, literacy, and numeracy skills:

  • Interpret and comprehend workplace safety signs and symbols.
  • Comprehend workplace policies, procedures, and informational materials.
  • Comprehend basic spoken English.
  • Communicate essential safety-related information


Verification of Competency (VOC) is necessary every 2-3 years, depending on your organisation’s requirements. Click here to learn more about Verification of Competancy with ATS RTO.

Other Things to Know


Participants are required to bring one of the following current valid photo identification documents (ID) on the day of training:

  • Australian or International Passport
  • Driver’s Licence


The cost for a replacement ID card due to loss or theft is $45.


If the training is to be held on a clients site, the following will be required:

  • Access to a training room
  • Access to yard
  • Access to elevated environment

Assessment Methods

To be deemed competent, participants are required to successfully complete a combination of the written and practical tasks which form an assessment instrument.

Delivery Methods

The delivery of this course is face-to-face in a combination of classroom and practical activities in a simulated environment.

Payment Options

Pay via EFTPOS/ direct payment.

Leading Vocational Education Provider

Be assured of a top-tier education as we stand at the forefront of vocational training, consistently setting standards for excellence

Hands-On Learning for Practical Mastery

Experience the power of hands-on learning, where theoretical knowledge seamlessly integrates with practical applications, preparing you for real-world challenges.

Cutting Edge Curriculum Aligned with Industry Demands

Our curriculum is not just up-to-date; it's meticulously crafted to align with the latest industry demands, ensuring you stay ahead in your field.

Guiding Your Journey to Professional Excellence

Our dedicated educators and support staff are committed to guiding every step of your journey, fostering an environment where professional excellence is not just achieved but expected.

Why Choose ATS RTO ?

With over 20 years experience delivering
training and assessment to the construction and rail industries, we pride ourselves on the quality of our training staff and coursework.

At ATS, we are dedicated to enhancing the skills and expanding the knowledge of
every student, with the objective of making your workplace a safer and more efficient environment.

What others are saying

This training course aims to provide everything to do with rail and Terry is a professional instructor and very friendly and the other staff team are great I recommended it to anyone who would want to get into rail and civil.

Nik Mcintyre

If you want some proper job-ready training this is the place to come! Our teacher Jim has been nothing but helpful and willing to teach. I'm glad I've taken my time out of my life to attend my class for my cert 2 rail infrastructure certificate. Thank you Jim and the ATS team. 

Harley Higgins

Thanks ATS for all the help with my journey towards a new career. And a big thank you to Terry the instructor. True gentle and a scholar. THANK YOU ATS!

Michael Bettiol

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