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VTP210 Enter and Work in Confined Spaces


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Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote, Tennant Creek

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

1 day course (8 hours)

CDU Reference
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Building And Engineering Technicians Nec

This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to enter a confined space in accordance with Resources and Infrastructure industry. VTP210 Enter and work in confined spaces is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking confined spaces.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the units.

There is no licensed outcome of this unit in the Northern Territory.

Refresher courses may also be available please contact the team for eligibility and fees.

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline


Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to Certificate II qualifications within the RII Resource and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2019

To gain entry into VTP210 Enter and work in confined spaces candidates require:

  • High risk work wear including work boots
  • An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 30 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $96.00
Domestic Full Fees: $325.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2020: Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published as soon as it is available.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

  • This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote, Tennant Creek,

    Study Mode: Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Automotive and Civil
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7506
Fax: 08 8946 6433

Trades (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5465


Course structure

The Vocational Training Program VTP210 - Enter and Work in Confined Spaces includes one unit of competency from the RII Training Package as detailed below. On successful completion students will receive a Statement of Attainment.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 30.

Code Module/Unit of Competency


RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces  30
  Total nominal hours for this training program 30