Breathing Apparatus


18/229 Junction Rd, Cannon Hill, QLD

$325 Per Person

1 half-day

  • Apr 18 Thu
  • May 2 Thu
  • May 16 Thu
  • May 30 Thu
  • Jun 13 Thu

226 Mill Road, Wesley Vale, TAS

$325 Per Person

1 day

  • May 7 Tue

8 Technology Drive, Warana, QLD

$325 Per Person

1 half-day

  • Apr 24 Wed
  • May 22 Wed
  • Jun 5 Wed
  • Jun 19 Wed

Warehouse 4, 77 Tapleys Hill Road, Hendon, SA

$325 Per Person

1 half-day

  • Apr 17 Wed
  • May 1 Wed
  • May 15 Wed
  • May 29 Wed
  • Jun 19 Wed

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Breathing Apparatus


MSMWHS216 - Operate breathing apparatus


4 hours face to face


Available on Request


$325 Per Person


In all our locations!

Operate Breathing Apparatus Training Course Overview

Operate Breathing Apparatus Training 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

Target Audience

Operate Breathing Apparatus Training is typically completed by personnel from emergency services, emergency response / standby teams and/or volunteer organisations. It is also 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 where this is utilised include (but are not limited to):

  • Mining Industry
  • Civil Construction Industry
  • Oil & Gas Industry
  • Power Generation Industry
  • Maintenance & Shutdown Industry

Course Delivery

Face to face Operate Breathing Apparatus Training and assessment is conducted at one of Link Resources purpose-built training facilities in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and Tasmina. 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:

Sunshine Coast: 8 Technology Drive, Warana, QLD 4575

Brisbane: 18/229 Junction Road, Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Adelaide: Unit 4/77-79 Tapleys Hill Rd, Hendon SA 5014

Devonport: 226 Mill Road, Wesley Vale TAS 7307

Hobart: Glenorchy Football Club, 1A Anfield St, Glenorchy TAS 7010

Outcomes of Operate Breathing Apparatus Training

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This Operate Breathing Apparatus Training certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Link Resources Training Pty Ltd (RTO 45483).

Payment Options

Please see the Link Resources Payments, Cancellations and Refund Policy below in Student Information for all details on Payments for your course.

Payment can be made via direct bank transfer, eftpos, cash or cheque. For billing information including who to write a cheque to, please email or call (07) 5491 2144.

Entry Requirements

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 notification and course information (Course Brochure). This interest process enables the RTO and client to work together to ensure the course is suitable for them and 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.