Gas Test Atmospheres

South Australia & Northern Territory

Are you working in an industry with confined spaces? This course provides evidence you are competent to gas test atmospheres for those entering a confined space.

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

Course Overview

This course is appropriate for persons requiring the knowledge, skills and abilities to use gas detection equipment to test and monitor potentially hazardous atmospheres.

Testing involves the use of electronic test apparatus.

In a typical scenario an individual may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace.

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Prepare for gas testing
  • Test gas
  • Maintain equipment

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment and plastic card to keep in your wallet to show competency

Industry recommends this course is renewed every two years.

    Course Duration

    This course is one (1) day.

    Entry Requirements

    This course does not qualify a person to enter confined spaces for gas testing purposes.  It is advisable that learners have completed RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces prior to enrolling in this course.

    All learners must be 16 years or older and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

    • In South Australia a child of compulsory school age (between 6-16 years of age) cannot be employed during the hours that they are required to attend school or participate in an approved training program.
    • If you are under 16 years of age, you can still apply for Civil Train SA courses, but you will need to talk to your School’s principal to discuss your exemption. The principal will provide you with the appropriate exemption application form and tell you what evidence or documentation is required.

    As part of your course enrolment at Civil Train there is a requirement that you complete a short online quiz. This will assist Civil Train to understand your current levels of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to ensure you are at the appropriate level to successfully complete your selected training course. This is a one-time quiz and results will be saved to your learner file and referred to for all future enrolments.

    Please note: Civil Train only carries out assessments in English.  If English is your second language, you may engage a professional (accredited) and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.


    Delivery & Assessment

    This course is delivered and assessed face to face.

    There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.


    Public courses are scheduled frequently in Adelaide, Darwin and Alice Springs.

    This course can also be delivered regionally or Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver training to a group of employees – please contact the office for a quote.

    Fees Breakdown

    Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

    Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions



    Alice Springs

    Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
    6 September 2024 08:30 am - 04:00 pm 475 South Stuart Highway (Desert Knowledge Precinct), Alice $370.00

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