Work Safely at Heights


This course provides safety training for all persons who work at heights. The course covers general safety obligations, workplace responsibilities, personal fall protection, ladder safety and more.

The accredited unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.

Learning outcomes:
- Identify work requirements
- Identify work procedures and instructions
- Access and install equipment
- Perform work at heights
- Clean up work area

Students must be at least 16 years of age and must be confident working at heights.

Students must provide original photographic identification (e.g. Australian Drivers Licence, Proof of Age card, Passport) before being issued with a Work Safely at Heights card. The photo ID must contain photo, signature and date of birth.

Dress code: shoes with rubber grip soles.

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Student Engagement & Onboarding team via email on to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.


This course is eligible for CITB funding. The CITB is a whole-of-industry led organisation that provides support to attract, train and retain South Australian building and construction workers by providing leadership in training and skills development.

Each financial year, Eligible Persons with an approved CITB number are provided with $3,000 of training fee subsidies through the Construction Skills Training Program.

To check your eligibility or to renew your CITB number visit

Upon receipt of enrolment, students will be sent an email with further instructions on claiming the CITB rebate. You do not need to provide your CITB number at the time of enrolment.

At the successful completion of a CITB eligible course, eligible CITB students will be refunded with the CITB subsidy. The subsidy will be paid to whoever paid for the course. TAFE SA cannot claim your refund (and therefore cannot reimburse you the funded amount) prior to the finish date. All CITB refunds will be credited against the student account and not refunded back to credit cards.

Rebate refunds will be processed within 60 days of course completion (this timeframe is to allow for assessment submission, marking and processing).

The CITB number you provide to TAFE SA must belong to the individual participant – you cannot use the CITB number of another person or company.

  • Ability to speak, write and understand English.
    Minimum age 16.
    Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
    Original photo identification is required (e.g. Australian Drivers Licence, Proof of Age card, Passport) before being issued with a Work Safely at Heights card. The photo ID must contain photo, signature and date of birth.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.


Dates to be advised

1 day x 9 hours
Student Visa (500)

Not Eligible

Cost Information
This course is eligible for CITB Funding. Your CITB Number must be active at the time of registration. The CITB rebate for this course is $130.



Dates to be announced

For more details on short course enrolments, discounts, refunds, international student eligibility and more, please visit Applying for Short Courses
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