A Brief History

Founded in 2002, 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, consecutively training over half of all IRATA technicians in this region.

We have a purpose-built training facility, located in Brookvale, NSW, with provision for training industrial rope access, height safety and confined spaces training.

In response to industry demands, 5th Point has established multiple training facilities:

  • Brookvale, New South Wales
  • Shellharbour, New South Wales
  • Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand

In addition, 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.

In 2008, 5th Point began offering various nationally recognised units of competency through partnerships with other Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s). Initial course material given to us by our partners was found to be insufficient to the technical needs of our industry. Therefore, to support our commitment to providing the highest quality of training, in 2014, 5th Point made the decision to register as an RTO. We underwent audit and registration in 2015.

Becoming an RTO has enabled us to design courses to reinforce theory through practical application: these courses are delivered with a strong focus to hands-on and task orientated learning, specific to the working at heights and industrial rope access sectors.

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.

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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