Enter confined space

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MSAPMPER205B, 'Enter confined space'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Enter confined space' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Assess confined space for entry


Confirm and verify the purpose of the required entry.


Identify and assess hazards within/around the confined space.


Ensure a risk assessment associated with entry of the confined space is conducted and documented.


Identify and document relevant controls.


Make confined space ready for entry in compliance with procedures, relevant legislation and AS2865.


Confirm and verify that the conditions of the permit reflect the risk assessment.


Use safety equipment and PPE


Select and erect required protective equipment, apparatus and signs as defined in the confined space entry permit requirements.


Select, fit and wear designated personal protective clothing and equipment, including lifelines and harnesses as defined in the confined space entry permit requirements.


Select, test and use appropriate instruments and monitors for pre entry testing and continuous monitoring of the confined space atmosphere.


Control confined space entry


Ensure designated work complies with confined space permit requirements.


Arrange re authorisation/reissue of permit where there is any change to work undertaken.


Complete confined space entry logs, ensuring that all entry and re entry of persons working within the confined space are accurately recorded.


Maintain communications with all relevant personnel to ensure safety.


Raise the alarm if a rescue needs to be attempted.


Conclude confined space operations


Recover, clean, service and store equipment according to procedures and manufacturer guidelines.


Complete appropriate documentation, including withdrawal of permits and records related to use and servicing of equipment.


Report any issues, including signs and symptoms of operational stress, equipment malfunctions.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMPER205B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC20110 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products