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.

5th Point is a Registered Training Organisation No: 41274


Becoming an RTO has enabled us to design courses to reinforce theory through practical application: these courses are delivered with a strong focus on 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.

As an RTO, 5th Point is regularly audited to ensure the training syllabus is delivered to the required standard, in a safe and controlled environment by competent and experienced Instructors and Assessors.

In line with industry expectations, and recommendations from the Working at Heights Association of Australia (WAHA), the following units of competency should be revalidated every 2 years:

  • RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

Training qualifications in the working at heights and confined spaces sector are a key component for ensuring worker safety.

To help ensure a safe system of work, personnel who work at height need to be competent.

To be considered competent, personnel need to have sufficient professional or technical training, knowledge, actual experience and authority to enable them to carry out the required tasks properly.

Competence is developed in training by addressing three elements:

  1. Knowledge, which is delivered by a range of methods, including classroom-based lessons, lectures and presentations delivered by the instructor, and through self-directed learning using study materials;
  2. Skills, which are taught through observation of practical demonstrations and subsequent practice of the syllabus elements by the candidate under the direction of the instructor, and;
  3. Attitudes, which are developed by explaining the importance of personal responsibility in creating and maintaining a safe system of work.

It’s time to check the date of attainment of your certificate or ID Card! If it has been more than two years since you last trained, then it is time to book in!

If you would like more information about upcoming courses to refresh your knowledge and become informed with recent National Legislative changes, please contact us for more information.

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