MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

This Gas Testing atmospheres training course is designed for personnel who may need to undertake monitoring of potentially hazardous atmospheres in the workplace. Areas that may need to be atmospherically tested may include: confined spaces, work around hazardous material storage areas, restricted spaces or areas which contain dangerous goods.

This training course will teach personnel when gas testing is required, how to conduct gas testing and how to determine if the atmosphere is safe to work in. Many practical exercises are included as part of the training and involves ‘hands on’ experience operating gas testing equipment.

The course is suitable for an individual working alone or within a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator as appropriate

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres


Location188 East Street, Rockhampton - New Horizons Safety and Training Services

Course ScheduleSee Calendar for dates

Delivery ModeFace to Face or on-site

Course Times7:45am - 1:00pm

Course Outcomes

Course Outcomes
On successful completion of this training course, candidates will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment with the unit  of competency MSMWHS217 Gast test atmospheres by New Horizons Safety & Training Services RTO 31372.

Refresher Details: Candidates may be required to complete refresher training every 2-5 years from date of course completion, if working on a coal mine or civil construction site. Though not legislated, you will need to discuss with your employer on their internal quality management requirement for refreshing. 

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New Horizons Safety & Training Services recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. We will always customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Please ask our staff about alternate training and assessment strategies that can be designed should you have prior experience or knowledge including but not limited to change in course days, disability options, LLN support where applicable, credit transfer/RPL and in house one on one where possible.


The Program Outline will include:

  • Legislative framework for gas detection
  • When is gas testing required
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Gas testing permits to work and hot work requirements
  • Risk assessments and the need to consider atmospheric monitoring requirements during the risk assessment
  • Confined space permit overview
  • Air densities of common gases
  • Oxygen deficiency, oxygen enrichment, lower explosive levels, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, methane and other gases
  • Exposure limits: TWAs, STELs, IDLHs etc
  • Gas testing log sheets
  • Gas detector maintenance
  • Gas detector bump testing and calibration requirements
  • Gas detector records

Students will be required to complete a theoretical and practical assessments to be deemed competent.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Photo Identification is required on the day your program commences

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
This training program requires basic reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Prior to enrolling please contact New Horizons Safety and Training Services to discuss our support services if required. We ask where you haven’t completed an LLN with New Horizons previously that you please complete on enrol. This will allow us to determine if any further support is required.

To complete this course successfully, participants need to have reasonably well developed skills in areas such as reading, writing and communication. Examples of LLN requirements that participants will need to demonstrate are:

  • Read permits
  • Develop Risk Assessment
  • Identify and implement signage
  • Numeracy skills for has monitoring

Your Rights and Responsibilities
It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services. Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Participant Information Handbook.

Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier prior to the commencement of the course ( to register)

Recognised Prior Learning
If you feel you have the required skills, past experience or qualifications that should be recognised as part of this program, then please mention this to our friendly staff to discuss your options

Credit Transfer
Credit Transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for units/qualifications that can be identified as equivalent in content. Please discuss this option upon enrolment if you feel your learning outcome can be matched with a current unit or qualification you may already hold.

Program Cost: $250

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188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666 | Fax: (07) 4927 0699

RTO Services

Provider of Nationally Recognised Training and RTO Services. Specialising in training courses for the mining & construction industries. RTO No. 31372