PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue

Information about the course:

This unit covers the competency required to undertake rescue in confined spaces, as defined in AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, as a member of a single agency or multi-disciplinary team.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

The application of this unit in the workplace covers a range of confined space rescue situations.

The unit is typically performed by personnel from emergency services and/or volunteer organisations or organisations where confined space work is undertaken.


  • PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation (Fire sector specific)
  • PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident (Fire sector specific)

Target audience:

Those who are working in a mine rescue unit working as part of an Emergency Rescue Team.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

  • PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue

Course duration:

  • Option 1 Full course: 14 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Refresher course: 12 hour practical training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre-course study for this course.

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PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue - Where can I access the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here

PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?


Required Skills

  • operate atmospheric monitoring equipment
  • operate isolation systems
  • operate lifting equipment
  • operate lowering and hauling systems
  • operate self contained breathing apparatus and airline equipment
  • operate ventilation equipment

Required Knowledge

  • Australian Standard (AS) 2865-2009 Confined spaces
  • lock, tag out and isolation procedures
  • organisational procedures for cleaning and discarding equipment in terms of environmental management and sustainability
  •  potential occupational hazards and control measures
  • procedures for atmospheric monitoring
  • purging and ventilation in accordance with national standards
  • selection, use and maintenance of respiratory devices
  • use of ropes and knots for accessing confined space