This course has theoretical and practical components that the course participant must successfully complete. Prior to the face to face training there is a pre-course online study component. We recommend that you allow a couple of days to complete this.
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- How a breathing apparatus works
- Basic air consumption calculations
- Breathing apparatus/ long line description
- Donning and doffing procedures
- Work safely
- Equipment clean up
- Testing procedures
This course does not cover rescue (rescue component is in the two day Operate Open Circuit Breathing Apparatus course).
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus.
This course can be conducted at IFAP’s North Lake (WA) training facility or at any facility that has a suitable classroom and training area.
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
The national competency package for this subject requires that participants be clean shaven as per the requirement of AS 1715.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.