Training for Working Safely at Heights

Be prepared for any jobsite in the building, construction, and mining industry with a Safe Working at Heights course.

Safe Working at Heights
Work Safely at Heights




1 day

Course Outcomes

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

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Be prepared for any jobsite in the building, construction, and mining industries with a working at heights course from Major Training. A Work Safely at Heights (RIIWHS204E) course teaches you the skills and knowledge to take proactive measures to safely work at heights in various situations.

Ensure a safer workforce for your team or upskill for your next career move with nationally recognised working at heights training from Major Training.

Course Details

Working at heights training from Major Training will give you the skills to proactively react to the risks of working at heights on job sites in building, construction, and mining.

Our working at heights course teaches you the selection, safe use, and maintenance of fall-arrest systems compatible with different job sites.


Regulations and legislation

Australian Standards

Risk assessment and hazard elimination

Equipment selection and use

Anchor systems, selecting solid and reliable anchorage

Fall restraint systems, selection of equipment and correct use

Work positioning systems, selection of equipment and correct use

Fall arrest systems

Using energy absorbing lanyards

Correct use of ladders and ladder safety training.

ENTRY Requirements

  • Pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Provide two forms of identification
  • Wear steel-capped or safety boots on site
  • Sun protection also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement) – applicable to full course only
  • You may not be able to attend this course if you are pregnant or have a medical condition – applicable to full course only.

Training for Working Safely at Heights

Safe Working at Heights training equips individuals with essential knowledge and skills to perform tasks at elevated locations while adhering to stringent safety protocols. Completing this training demonstrates proficiency in understanding fall hazards, using proper equipment, and maintaining safety when working above ground. This qualification is vital for roles where tasks involve heights, ensuring the well-being of workers and preventing accidents.

Possible Roles

Construction Worker: Construction workers trained in safe working at heights are prepared to carry out tasks such as roofing, scaffolding, and elevated installations while prioritizing their safety.

Telecommunications Tower Technician: Technicians maintaining telecommunications towers require safe working at heights training to perform inspections, repairs, and installations at elevated heights.

Roofing Contractor: Roofers with safe working at heights training ensure they follow safety protocols while installing or repairing roofs, safeguarding themselves and others on the job.

Window Cleaner: Professionals who clean windows on high-rise buildings use their training to ensure their safety and navigate challenging heights while delivering effective cleaning services.

Facade Maintenance Specialist: Specialists in building facade maintenance use their skills to navigate heights while inspecting and maintaining the exterior surfaces of buildings.

Wind Turbine Technician: Technicians maintaining wind turbines rely on their training to work at heights and conduct inspections and repairs on wind turbine structures.

Potential wages could be in the region of $80,000 to $100,000 per year

Delivery Options

We offer flexible delivery with an emphasis on high-quality, reliable solutions that don’t compromise on safety. If you’re looking for a working at heights course in QLD, you can get your working at heights ticket with Major Training in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast and beyond.

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Course Details
Work Safely At Heights

Duration: 1 day

  • One-day course or blended delivery option (theory online and practical onsite)
  • Fall risk and hazard assessment
  • Selection of appropriate fall protection method
  • Safe use and maintenance of fall-arrest systems
  • Use of safety harnesses, horizontal lifelines and rails, associated lanyards, connectors, anchorages, and fittings
  • Nationally recognized statement of attainment on successful completion.

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Refresher Course

Duration: 4-6 hours

  • Classroom-based delivery
  • For existing licence holders close to expiry
  • 4-6-hour course
  • Fall risk and hazard assessment
  • Selection of appropriate fall protection method
  • Safe use and maintenance of fall-arrest systems
  • Use of safety harnesses, horizontal lifelines and rails, associated lanyards, connectors anchorages and fittings
  • Statement of attendance on successful completion (non-accredited).

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Funded Options
CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $300

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $35

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BERT Funding

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Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

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Study Information

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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

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