Working at Heights Course

Duration:1 day
Cost (pp):$197 (Usually $239)
Rail Networks:Accepted nationally on all networks
Location:Port Melbourne
Entry Requirements:
  • No formal prerequisites
  • Students must be able to read and write to a moderate level in English (reasonable adjustment can be made for learners with language, literacy, or numeracy needs)

Working at Heights Course

Our Working at Heights Course provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake work at heights safely, and is a requirement for individuals working over 1.8m.

  • VOCs available on request

Working at Heights Course Outline

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Australian Standards
  • Completing risk assessments 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
  • Correct use of ladders and ladder safety training

To find out if you require the Working at Heights for your position in the rail industry, view the ARA Rail Training Matrix.

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This course is delivered by Aakira Pty Ltd (RTO 32086) Trading as Active Training Specialists.

This course is conducted by Aakira’s qualified staff. All associated documentation is processed by Aakira Pty Ltd t/a Active Training Specialists.

Units of Competency:

Work Safely at Heights

Assessment Type:Theory and practical
Course Expires After:Your Statement of Attainment does not expire, however, WAHA (Working at Heights Association) and industry standards recommend retraining every two years (check with your employer as to what will be accepted)
Delivery Method:Face to face
What to Bring and Wear:
  • Closed-toe footwear only (no thongs or sandals)
  • Form of identification (eg. Driver’s Licence etc)
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