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VTP211 Work Safely At Heights


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Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

1 day intensive course (8 hours)

CDU Reference
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Mobile Plant Operators Nfd

This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in accordance with the Resources and Infrastructure Industry. This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work at heights.

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.

This unit has been contextualised according to the National Code of Practice for the prevention of falls in general construction.

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

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


Pathways from the qualification

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

Course information flyer(s)

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2019

Students are required to wear appropriate work wear and enclosed shoes for this program. CDU Civil can supply HiViz vests for practical training component if required.

There are no formal entry requirements for these units. However, students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 20 hours, 2019 course fees will be:
Total Course 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.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

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

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


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

Course structure

 The Vocational Training Program VTP211 Work Safely at Heights includes one unit of competency from the RII09 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 20.

Code Module/Unit of Competency


RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights  20
Total nominal hours for the training program 20



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