Seeking to expand your work horizons with additional training or are required to take a refresher course for your current role? Sheer Workplace Training offers a range of nationally recognised training courses in line with work health and safety legislation, including a working at heights public course.

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to stay safe while working at heights and take your career to the next level.

What Does A Working At Heights Course Cover?

During our working at heights course, it’s all aspects of how to prepare for and carry out tasks at elevated work sites will be covered. Requirements to work at heights includes training both the theoretical and practical aspects relating to:

  • Risk assessments
  • Types of protection equipment
  • Selection of equipment and correct use of equipment
  • Rigging and anchor systems
  • Fall restraint systems selection and fall protection
  • Work positioning
  • Fall arrest systems
  • How to perform work at heights in a confined space

All our working at heights courses in Brisbane are delivered face to face with training taking a maximum of 8 hours to complete. Please note this completion timeframe can vary depending on the group size and the existing level of experience of participants.

Undertake this course at one of our fully equipped and prepared locations or on-site, providing the correct systems selection of equipment is available. At the close of the course and after its successful completion participants will be able to comply with current WHS legislation and will receive a Statement of Attainment that is nationally recognised.

Who Can Benefit From Working At Heights Training?

Our comprehensive training meets and exceeds all relevant Government standards and is suited for individuals working in:

  • Civil construction
  • Construction
  • Coal and metalliferous mining
  • Drilling
  • Extractive Industries
  • Manufacture industries
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Emergency Rescue Team members (ERT)
  • Rescue officers
  • Any members of the public who require competency to perform a specific role

Entry Requirements

While there are no formal requirements for undertaking work at heights training. However, to ensure participants can adequately complete the course they will need to have adequate English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills. There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing, certification or pre course study requirements for this course.

During the training participants must wear appropriate safety clothing, any additional safety gear or equipment required to complete the training will be provided by Sheer Workplace Training.

Physical Fitness

In addition to appropriate clothing and aptitude skills, participants are also required to demonstrate an adequate fitness level. When working at heights physical fitness plays an essential role in maintaining the safety of all workers.

Australian Government requirements are in place regarding this and as such there can be no exceptions to demonstrating this course competency. Failure to meet these conditions will mean that participants are unable to complete the course or receive their nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

If you are unsure whether you meet the physical fitness requirements, we recommended referring to the fact sheet provided by The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This resource can help you to make an informed decision regarding enrolment and whether this course is right for you.

Course Fees

As with all our courses, our work safely at heights training fees must be paid for in advance of and before completion of the course.

Should you be arranging the training as a business and for a group of employees discounts can be negotiated depending on the size of the group. The maximum fee per person is $250, this cost is based on the training being delivered within the South East QLD region.

Sheer Workplace Training values transparency and communication, as such all course fees and requirements will be communicated to you before confirmation of enrolment.

Is There Any Funding Or Fee Subsidies Available?

To aid in the reduction of costs associated with workplace training there are some options for funding that we can assist you with.

CSQ Funding

Construction Skills Queensland is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

They provide funding towards courses at registered training organisations (RTO’s) across Queensland and generally cover between 75% and 100% of course costs.

Jetco Funding

If you are an employee and your employer makes monthly contributions to CIRT and to the JETCO training fund on your behalf, you may be entitled to a subsidy for approved industry-based training. Speak with your employer or contact Jetco to learn more.

BERT Funding

If you are a member of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) you may be eligible to apply for fee support. The BERT Training Fund (BTF) aims to provide members with funding and assistance to improve their skills. You can apply for a worker grant here or speak with our team for further guidance.

Why Choose Us?

At Sheer Workplace Training we have created a training program that is second to none. Our exceptional course offerings came about after recognising a need for relevant and informative training from trainers with real-life experience.

We’ve spent years working in high-risk environments and have learnt the hard lessons so you don’t have to. We are committed to helping all our trainees develop and master the skills needed to return safely home from work each night.

We deliver all our course work in a relatable way and with a good dose of humour, it is this approach that has contributed to us becoming one of the leading RTO’s in Queensland. For fully accredited training by skilled teachers in a supportive and friendly environment, contact Sheer Workplace Training today on 07 3901 0804.