Project Description

Operate Breathing Apparatus

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MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus

Our Breathing Apparatus Training Courses are designed to successfully teach the knowledge and skills to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in a simulated environment in Melbourne. This course is suited for individuals who are required to enter confined space and operate a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).


There are no required prerequisites.

Selection Criteria

We require you to have a Construction Induction/White Card (completion of the unit CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or equivalent) to enrol for this unit.

We run two Operate Breathing Apparatus Training Courses:

Students with Minimal or No Experience (Beginner): We require students to hold a white card (or equivalent).

Students with Relevant Industry Experience (Experienced): We require students to hold a white card (or equivalent) and have a minimum of 3 months experience in one or more of the civil construction, telecommunication, firefighting, electrical, building maintenance and plumbing industries; and in confined spaces.

Participants will also need to pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment to assess their capacity to meet unit requirements.

Key course information

– Breathing apparatus equipment and its functions- OHS, hazards and controls

-Compliance documentation

– Distress units and procedures

-Communication techniques

Each of the operate breathing apparatus training courses are facilitated by a member of our highly experienced training team in Melbourne, includes trainer presentations and practical activities – so your participation will be required! Assessment activities include a knowledge test and satisfactory demonstration of practical skills in a simulated environment. At the end of the course you’ll receive a national Statement of Attainment for Breathing Apparatus for proof of training.

Applicants will be required to complete a ”fit check” at the start of the class for mask seal against facial hair. please ensure all facial hair is removed or trimmed to ensure a mask seal prior to practical training and assessment.

Course Cost

Price: $300.00 per person (Incl. GST)
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Each of the operate breathing apparatus training courses are facilitated

The formal duration of the course is 1 day.

These can be run at our Rowville training facility in Melbourne or onsite.

Pre learning may apply, contact the office for more information.

Book in for Operate Breathing Apparatus Training Courses in Melbourne

Get your breathing apparatus ticket and upskill your work potential. Book online to join our confined space training in Melbourne or get in touch with our team on (03) 9763 5449 with any questions.

Learn more about our other courses, such as Confined Space Entry Training.

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