The purpose of ERGT Australia’s Gas Test Atmospheres (GTA) course is to train and assess individuals to operate gas testing equipment to test for hazardous atmospheres.
This course is designed for individuals who are required to conduct atmospheric testing of areas within the workplace to determine if it is free of hazards and safe for people to work. These individuals would typically undertake monitoring of potentially hazardous atmospheres in the workplace.
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The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres are:
- Prepare for gas testing
- Test gas
- Maintain equipment
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
There are no pre-requisites for this course, however, in order to complete this training within ERGT’s course duration it is recommended (but not mandatory) that trainees; are experienced workers that are in fulltime or part time employment. The trainee should be familiar with workplace hazards associated with tasks covered by permits and related hazard controls.
Trainees should be able to:
- understand verbal and written work instructions
- communicate with team members about routine operations
- recognise that a permit is required before commencing work
- plan and organise their own work
- monitor and adapt to changing work situations
- work effectively with others
- recognise emergency situations and act appropriately
- identify tools and equipment appropriate for a task
If you do not have the recommended skills and knowledge please contact ERGT.
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered using classroom presentations, group discussions, practical demonstrations and exercises.
Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessment.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.