Operate Breathing Apparatus
Unit Code & Title
MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
1 day (8 hours) face to face
4 hours of pre course learning
Corporate Course Fee
$1,795 per day for up to 8 people
Public Course Fee
$265 per person
Public Course Fee
$195 per person
Public Course Dates (Sunshine Coast)
February: 6 | 13 | 20 | 27
March: 6 | 13 | 20 | 27
April: 3 | 10 | 17 | 24
Public Course Dates (Brisbane)
February: 1 | 8 | 15 | 22
March: 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 29
April: 5 | 12 | 26
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.
This unit of competency applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus because they are working:
- in a confined space
- with hazardous gases/vapours
- in an oxygen deficient atmosphere
- in other situations requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus
The unit is typically completed by personnel from emergency services, emergency response / standby teams and/or volunteer organisations. It is also often completed by work groups in remote work locations who regularly enter and work in confined spaces or other areas with potentially hazardous atmospheric conditions. Typical industries this is utilised include (but are not limited to):
- Mining Industry
- Civil Construction Industry
- Oil & Gas Industry
- Power Generation Industry
- Maintenance & Shutdown Industry
Students are required to complete Pre Course Learning for these Units of Competency.
Upon booking students will receive an email Booking Confirmation with the Student Manual and Pre Course Questionnaire attached. The student shall read the Student Manual and complete the Pre Course Questionnaire prior to the course commencement. These Pre Course Questionnaires will be reviewed by the Trainer / Assessor upon commencement of training.
Face to face training and assessment is conducted at one of Link Resources Training purpose built training facilities. Upon arrangement, training and assessment can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there a suitable infrastructure and industry training facilities.
Link Resources Training Facilities
|9 Tandem Av,
Warana QLD 4575
|4/31 Henry St,
Loganholme QLD 4129
Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Link Resources Training Pty Ltd (RTO 45483).
Please see the Link Resources Payments, Cancellations and Refund Policy below in Student Information for all details on Payments for your course.
All students must be literate in the English language (no interpreters allowed). All candidates must be physically capable of performing physical tasks while wearing SCBA weighing up to 12kg.
At enquiry, students can enter the program by expressing an interest and being sent an information pack that contains booking form and LLN pre-assessment. This expression of interest enables the RTO and client to work together to identify any additional support needs & make adequate provisions.
No pre-requisites exist for this Unit of Competency.
Training & Education Pathways: After achieving this unit of competency students may undertake a range of associated resources and infrastructure units and qualifications.
Employment Pathways: After achieving this unit of competency students may seek employment in civil, construction, resources, manufacturing, utilities and maintenance industries.
Registered Training Organisation
This course and all related training and assessment services are delivered by Link Resources Training Pty Ltd (RTO Provider Number 45483).
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of a persons current skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience.
Credit Transfer (CT) is the granting of credit to an individual for units of competency / modules previous completed.
Equipment & PPE requirements
Link Resources supply all equipment necessary for all students to undertake training and encourage students to bring along their own relevant equipment, procedures and other information.
For our public courses at our purpose built training facilities trainees must wear suitable clothing (t-shirt, pants and closed in footwear as a minimum).