MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus

Who Should Attend?

All persons who are required to wear breathing apparatus for part of their job, because they are working in a confined space with hazardous gases /vapours, on an oxygen deficient atmosphere or for other applications requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.

What will they learn?

The aim of this course is to provide persons with the understanding and skills to use breathing apparatus. At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Close down breathing apparatus operations

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your history of study, skills and experience can be taken into account but it must support the criteria included in the above units of competency. Documentary evidence and interview will be required.


How will I be assessed and what will I receive?

Your competencies will be assessed through completion of theory and practical exercises. Upon successful completion of the course you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus.



Wherever possible we prefer to utilise the equipment that will be available to participants upon their return to work. Below is a list of equipment required for the conduct of the course. All equipment available for use must have received all appropriate checks, inspections and/or tests. In addition to the above equipment, an area will be required for practical application of the skills.

  • Sufficient tables and chairs for the participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of the training
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Work bench or equivalent for equipment commissioning.
  • First aid kit
  • Each participant will require safety helmets, work clothing, safety footwear, gloves and eye protection.

Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.


Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any air fares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.


How to Book a Course

Contact our office to schedule a course for your organisation.



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