Our Story

Founded in 2002 by Leigh Greenwood, 5th Point was the first company in New South Wales to attain IRATA International Membership.

As an IRATA International Member Company, we train the only internationally recognised industrial rope access qualification (IRATA). IRATA is recognised as the world’s leading authority on industrial rope access; the methodology created by the association has an unrivalled safety record.

Over the past two decades, 5th Point has continued to grow and develop, becoming the leading IRATA International training company in Australasia.

In 2008, 5th Point began offering various nationally recognised units of competency through partnerships with other Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s). Committed to providing the highest quality of training and course material, over time, 5th Point noted various opportunities for improvement, and by 2015, 5th Point had gained registration as an RTO.

Becoming an RTO enabled us to develop our courses with a strong focus to hands-on and task-orientated learning, specific to the working at heights and industrial rope access sectors; reinforcing theory through practical application.

Supplementary to the practical learning, these courses provide workers and/or persons conducting business or undertaking (PCBUs) with a greater understanding of the legal requirements for working at height within Australia.

Our Facilities and Locations

We have the largest purpose-built, air-conditioned training facility in Australia; located in Brookvale, NSW, just 10 minutes from some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. With provision for training industrial rope access, height safety and confined spaces training, our 750sqm training centre offers two classroom spaces, a 250sqm training floor with over 50 sets of ropes, three height levels and expert training for all skills levels. Enjoy on-site parking and our Pro-Shop for all your equipment needs!

Responding to industry demands, 5th Point has established multiple training facilities across Australia and New Zealand:

  • Brookvale, New South Wales (head office)
  • Shellharbour, New South Wales
  • Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand

5th Point have trained extensively within Australia and abroad, running IRATA Courses in Darwin, Cairns, Melbourne, London, Doha, Dubai, Calgary, Seattle, Las Vegas, Christchurch and Queenstown.

The company’s leadership in Rope Access is largely due to:

  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable trainers;
  • Internationally accredited and experienced personnel;
  • Total understanding of the access techniques;
  • Highly competitive pricing;
  • Speed of response to our clients’ needs;
  • Understanding of our clients’ requirements and ability to deliver results to meet their business objectives.

5th Point have IRATA certified Instructors & Assessors within the team which ensures that 5th Point leads the industry with the latest rope access products, knowledge and expertise.

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