Operate breathing apparatus

Course description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.
This unit of competency applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus because they are working;
- in a confined space
- with hazardous gases/vapours
- in an oxygen deficient atmosphere
- in a heated atmosphere
- in other situations requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus

Operators may also be required to wear breathing apparatus in emergency situations, however, this is not the prime focus of this unit.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

Entry requirements

Units of Study

Assessment Methods

- Written theory assessment
- Practical demonstration and observation


Initial Training – Four hours
– Small class size Refresher Training

Refresher Training
– For returning students and those who have previously completed the initial training
– Ask us about our computer based learning program
– A copy of your previous BA certification is required for enrolment

Training with Mentor

Mentor Human Resources Pty Ltd is a NVR Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 21808), registered to provide Nationally recognised accredited and customised awareness training.

What are the benefits of training?
- Nationally recognised
- Knowledge that training meets national standards
- Access to recognition of prior learning (RPL)
- Enhanced career prospects
- Opportunities for articulation into further training
- Improved skills and knowledge necessary in today’s competitive environment


Please contact us to discuss your individual or group needs

Student Pre-Enrolment Information


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