Work Safely at Heights (WAH) - RIIWHS204D

The Development Centre recognises that workers have often received prior learning in a competency and offers an assessment only process to review the certificate. This course is a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway for those who hold the current competence and require refreshing.

This course does not provide training and is theory and practical assessment only.


The aim of this course is to provide participants with good knowledge of the following key points and the ability to apply this knowledge with wisdom in a practical way:

  • Legislation requirements
  • Identification of work requirements, work procedures and instructions
  • Definition of working at heights
  • Risk assessment and Hierarchy of Control
  • Environment
  • Access and installation of equipment
  • Dropped objects
  • Edge management
  • Scaffolding
  • Fall injury prevention systems
  • Rescue plan
  • Suspension tolerance
  • Perform work at heights
  • Clear and clean up work area


To be eligible to attend, participants must hold the current competency from the same training package.  You must still possess the underpinning knowledge and can perform the tasks learnt in the original learning.

  • Sufficient level of language and literacy skills to perform the assessment and complete calculations
  • Presentation of student’s own Unique Student Identifier (USI) number
  • No vertigo or fear of heights
  • Physical flexibility
  • Ability to wear a safety harness rated to 160 kg
  • Age 18 years or over


1/2 day (4 hours) consisting of:

  • Assessment: Accredited theory and practical


On successful completion of this course, participants are presented with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights.